#204 Are You a Calvinist in Theory, but an Arminian in Practice?

Are we consistent with our profession of the Reformed Faith? Is the New Calvinism of men like John Piper helping the spread of Reformed Theology, or hindering it? Why do so many Reformed Baptists look to an Arminian like Michael Brown who led the so-called Brownsville Revival? Are the New Calvinists abusing Christian Liberty? What is Christian Liberty? Should we every joke about predestination, or things pertaining to the providence of God? Where does the modern professing Reformed movement need to repent?

#187 Michael L. Brown and the Gullible Charismatic Movement

Michael L. Brown wrote an article recently called “Gullibility, the Great Sin of the Charismatic Church” for Charisma. What does it reveal and expose about Brown and the Charismatic movement?

“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise” -Ephesians 5:15 “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” -Hebrews 5:12-14

 

 

#166 Does Michael L. Brown Have Spiritual Discernment?

Michael L. Brown is a very popular Charismatic apologist who often defends Biblical truth on national television. Does Dr. Brown however see and call out the abuses of the Charismatic movement? What does he believe about Benny Hinn and Hillsong? Does he demonstrate the discernment expected of a Christian leader? How does he react to Christian preachers who warn about the Charismatic movement? Is the alter call Biblical and what are the potential dangers of the practice? These and other related issues are discussed on this week’s show.

“For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”
–Hebrews 5:13-14

“The fact that Brown has a kind of fan base among Reformed Baptists troubles me, but it doesn’t sway my opinion of him. To exempt him from normal levels of doctrinal scrutiny or show him extreme deference just because he is a useful ally in the culture war is not wise.”
–Phil Johnson