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Jesus said that the world would know us by our love. I think these days the world knows us by our hate stage for the line of fire with your host activist and author, international speaker and theologian Dr. Michael Brown your voice of moral cultural and spiritual revolution Michael Brown is the director of the coalition of conscience and president of fire school of ministry get into the line of fire now by calling 866-34-TRUTH index 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown the spirit be in this damage pray man one day be a store and I that's the way it's supposed to be there supposed to know we are Christians. The world is supposed to know we are Christians by the love we have one for another. Jesus himself said it in John 13. This the world will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
Really these days. I think if people work looking at us. People the world watching us. If they were going to a social media pages looking or interaction. They would see love they'd see a lot of hate my exaggerating welcome friends to modify this is Michael Brown his number to call 866-34-TRUTH 866-34-TRUTH 87884 now then open the phone lines broadly to talk about anything you want to talk about today as we have time to get to different calls were we had on previous topics we talked about, but our focus to start here. How are we presenting ourselves before the world what is actually in our hearts. Who are we in my book evangelicals at the crossroads I have a whole chapter that asked the question have we failed the love test and the answer looking at Scripture. Looking at the way God calls us to live looking at the way we treat each other, especially online answers no, no, no, we have not passed the test with failed that test over what if I asked if we pass the answer is yes, if I asked if we that she's made every pass know how we failed. Yes, we Savage each other we attack each other. We just share baseless hearsay throughout opinions left and right that a negative and nasty. We violate the councils of the word over and over again in terms of our tongue or speech and we justify it now. Well there so bad the Democrats are so better compass or better.
This group is a better record. We justify the hatred we justify the anger we justify the means. This week we justify the reckless use of our tongues. I mean Ephesians 4 tells us that we should let any unwholesome word come out of her mouth, but but only that which is edifying for the benefit of the hearers and there is so much self-righteousness in us so much anger, hostility so little grace so little humility so little kindness so little forbearance that if the world was watching us and it is the people going to our social media pages, they'd be working people are the at the least, at the least, the world will look at our social media pages look at our interaction cassettes the public interaction right they can't live in our homes and see how we interact. There did not there, having meals with us and our friends they can see how we interact more broadly. At the very least the world looking at us would conclude we are no different than anybody else. We are just is divided we are just as politicized. We are just as mean-spirited. We are just as intolerant.
We are just as judgmental. We are just discrete air opinions about others without fact and substantiation. We are just as likely to gossip. Maybe we don't use profanity as much as the world us may be defined less of that on our pages. Some of our pages with filters that block that stuff before it's up you would see it either. People were posting the laws. My feeling is we resemble the world. I asked this question on twitter little bit before the show I posted this on twitter. If you frequently use social media :-) just put a pole if you frequently use social media.
How would you characterize the interaction of committed Christians on these platforms. Would you think of us when readings were posts. What kind of people are we and I gave four options, which is the limit on twitter loving and kind, mean-spirited and nasty. Not sure, something else exploits.
We got number of interesting comments, there only 272 votes of four of just posted a little while ago but here the results loving and kind 27.6%, mean-spirited, nasty, 33.1 more people said and these are probably many Christians with this analysis to that that would be likely to be viewed as mean-spirited and nasty. Then loving and kind and not sure 20.2% and something else.
19.1%, but thus far in the early voting is just to give a feel of what people think the number one characteristic even more than loving and kind is mean-spirited and nasty. This ought not to be my friends yeah but Dr. Brown I'm not going to be weak, can someone come in my house and Rob my fillet when the time of self-defense when I talk to myself wanting to sit back and not vote. Go ahead and vote encourage you to book while your layover and dying. Just let Soros take over society. By all means use the godly weapons God's given us your personal prayer your personal stance righteousness.
Be a person reaches out to be a person speaks up and stands up in love and wisdom but be that person limit capitulation to culture these days is about being loving last week the week, Nono takes a lot of strength in her strength to love it takes a lot of inner strength to love those who hate you. I was watching a very very powerful documentary torture for Christ. It's it's a should say documentary. It is a movie based on historical fact with Richard and Sabina were brought and lays out some of the torture some of the horror that they experienced and others experienced in prison and it's is very intense. Having read a lot of Richard programs works years ago than had the extraordinary pleasure spending time with him and Sabina at length in a couple of occasions with extraordinary human beings extraordinary saintly human beings was struck watching the movie a few weeks back here they are in an incredibly oppressive situation with murderous soldiers take over their country and cracked down communist crackdown, and so on and and they practiced love towards their enemies. This extraordinary scene trues into the movie and and every time Warren Braun would praying to sell to get beaten preaching get beaten and and here he is, sees his hair matted with blood. The actor, the Romanian actor that's playing him hair matted with blood, beaten and bruised and he gets on his knees quite intentionally to pray knowing he's going to be seen by the guard the guardians of angry atheistic monster not of a missing atheist is a monstrance and he is an atheist and he is a monster cool and he sees one brown praying swings the door open, furious with him what he praying for your wife is gone. Your child is gone. Your fate is nobody that year Ron together. So what he was got nothing us to pray for you.
Praying for more run system and praying for you guys done. This was can change the world friends that this was can change the world.
Limiting what Jesus said he is our Lord Jesus sets the standards he he's the one tells us how to live it. If you are a follower of Jesus. If you consider yourself a true Christian. Whatever the term you use as a typical follower of Jesus.
If that's who you are. He's your Lord is your master gives you the marching orders. These are nonnegotiable. This is our calling. Matthew chapter 5 we read this you Matthew chapter 5, beginning in verse 43 Jesus is this, you've heard that it was said, you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your father and have been. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, will reward you have even the tax collectors do the same. Don't think if you greet only your brothers, what more you doing then anyone else even the pagans do that, don't they, therefore, be perfect. So the same wholehearted loving attitude that your father has therefore be perfect. This is your father in heaven is perfect and look again I tell you, Jesus is telling you and me. Love your enemies, love, love, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Here's what what Jesus says in Luke six he tells us to forgive, not to condemn there also.
He calls us to love our enemies friends. This is the Jesus way to overcome the world. This is the Jesus way to change people around us, not by intimidation by force but by anger. So I love people love tell the truth you but is it coming from a heart of love. Just because your candidate does mean loving just because you tell it like it is disturbing your loving what when you're full of love your God in prayer when you're full of love you. You spend time crying out for the people that are hurting there that are going in the wrong direction that are deceived, that that's what love does say will. Jesus rebuked the Pharisees and I'll do the same.
He did vote first if he was physically here in our midst. Today's pre-probably be rebuking a lot of us because the Pharisees were highly respected religious people in the society so he probably be rebuking us as is. The result is the religious people in the society these many of us. The other thing is he was the perfect sinless son of God was able to rebuke with an and hypocrisy. A lot of us if we start rebuking that when that without one recusing ourselves in the process but but more than that he died for those people.
He died for the people he was rebuking how much time do we spend in prayer for those that we think are heading in the wrong path those politically that we differ with those in the body that we think are dangerous or wrong or whatever, or those who are really hurting us as enemies. How much time do we spend praying for them. Jesus died for them died for his enemies the least call to love art. I will be right back. Get your calls as well. 866-34-TRUTH number and by Expo light a fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown your voice and more cultural and spiritual revolution. Here again is Dr. Michael Brown only knows her love. I have to admit I've been greedy for many years for many years now, not just in this political season with Trump getting so much more attention in the nation divided politically, even more than it was in the past, but for years I've been grieved about her conduct the social media now I'm not presenting myself some perfect saint here is some self-righteous look at me. I have no false perhaps because of the amount of talking and writing of done over the years and the amount of things I've said that I regret the bad attitudes that I had in years past whatever reason God's dealt with me a lot about my tongue because it send more with my tongue than most of the people made more mistakes with my tongue than other people. So God's discipline me and corrected me over the years and and give me a filter so that I am very careful when I speak I am very careful when I post things so there are plenty of areas where you could sit and teach me because you are stronger this year than I am or wiser in this area than I am more experienced in this area than I am a more Christlike in this area than I am.
Plenty plenty of areas where many of you if I got to know you, I'd learn from you and you'd be a great example to me in many areas of your life and perhaps when it comes to addressing controversial issues. Does this give me a certain grace under fire.
Perhaps I can be an example to others and in this regard. How we speak how we address controversies how we treat one another, perhaps, and in its sin that life that I just consumed, grieved the way we treated I'm writing an article years back when Rick Rick and Kay Warren's son committed suicide and the attacks coming against the brick Warren for his son committing suicide. Think what kind of worlds and is a Christian savaging each other, attacking each other you think of everything, the word says about the tongue, and Jacob. James III chapter.
Rather, the tongues, as the whole world on fire. Think what we doing in and now we become so politicized talked about yesterday have an article that's that's out today, it's time to take your focus off Trump with your Trump lover Trump pater. We've got so politicized and then we been taught to hate all call for prayer is like a call for prayer for Donald Trump. I call for prayer for Joe Biden people are attacking how dear your baby killer toilet were praying for the man we pray for the man to come to the Lord and have a heart change in terms of these issues. I think the people prayed for me when I was a rebel deep in sin as a teenager. Even his call for prayer for people don't date than one response that they get angry over that little all you say, love your enemies, that's weak know that strong that takes supernatural grace and strength.
So here are some grids for us, by which we can examine our word cellular phones 866-34-TRUTH 7884. Let's start Galatians chapter 5 in a Pollyanna post this tomorrow an article it were no bar hate mourner love.
Galatians 5 Paul after discussing and listing the deeds of the flesh, which include hostility and strife and jealousy and rage and selfish ambition and dissension and factions. He then talks about the fruit of the rock, the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience and kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. This is what should describe us. This is the fruit of life in the spirit so I read it again. Love, joy, peace, patience and kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. How about this, as Paul describes love in his classic chapter 1st Corinthians chapter 13. He says that this is characterize the way we communicate with each other. Does this describe us of people were looking for people like that with a say all those Christians I go to their Facebook pages, or their Instagram accounts of their twitter yard that's that's right, go that's who they are. Love is patient, love is kind does not envy, does not brag, is not puffed up, it does not behave inappropriately, does not seek its own way, is not provoked, it keeps no account of wrong does not rejoice over injustice but rejoices in the truth that bears all things, the police, all things, hopes all things, it endures all things. Love never fails. While she one that that's something I prayed over daily for years, especially as a new believer, pray those whose qualities of love of my own life because it was so lacking in specially with fierce crazy temper. This is this is who we are to be and this is how you overcome anything even the greatest societal madness imaginable. Paul writes in Romans 12 there will bless those who curse us and overcome evil with good. Become more verses than to the phones first Peter was written in first Peter the first chapter was 22 now that you have purified your souls in obedience to the truth, leading to sincere, brotherly love, love one another fervently from a pure heart. This this is our calling the purification of our souls leads to sincere, brotherly love. Wow so love one another fervently from a pure heart. I I think of similar trips over the India with dear friends that I have their and just leaving at the airport and the hugs and the tears submission our friends or work with and in Italy for years and just when you when you leave the team living sacrificially together in these tents and trailers and just profound love.
You have in the time you spend in the trenches with men and women of God for believers in incredible love.
You have in the people that prayed you through tragedy and hardship and essence can change the world, not our political views, whatever they are lettuce bashing people over the head with sarcastic marking means office can change people I list first then to phones. First John four verses 14 and 15. We know that we have gets what we know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers whoever does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer.
You know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. Let's go to the phones we stored in Jax in Mississippi. Jonathan, welcome to the line of fire salon Dr. Brown shalom feel like you fail from a day at pinnacle Peter preached to them about that they had crucified Jaden my hard brick like there was that I'm guilty as charged of what of what you're talking made a lot of posed that I'm sure my family, the one the dark stated, had a negative effect on them because the how passionate I feel about my politics and what up the direction I feel are country is going so far away from pilgrims father's vision for this country to evangelize the world to be for the glory of Jesus Christ. So Jonathan, let me ask you this, and I appreciate your candor and your humility. Can you trace how this happened. In other words, can you say I used to be this kind of person and I became this kind of person least on social media and and here's how I I got there. Can you trace it in your own thinking certain degree by reacting and alleged what the left and the left there like. She notes, I think our rated were Katie Couric is quoted as saying that us Trump supporters need to be deprogrammed.
GLS how I feel about the yeah yeah no I mean Jonathan, that's a great observation because it can be maddening. I talked about yesterday that in terms of the decision in our country and the crazed motions on all sides. The intense emotions as incidental sides that that Trump stirred up a whole lot in the left-wing media that stirred up a whole lot. In other words, the hostility going both ways. But that's the thing were not of either the Republican kingdom or the Democrat kingdom were of God's kingdom.
And that's something that man, so it's totally understandable to feel that way but what we are supernatural people we are. We are called to live and act differently. And yes, so to recognize it, and then to humble yourself, and then to say Lord help me to really reflect you and for me. Look, I'm I'm quick to respond and I love to drink this, you say this drew him back in your face and it's often the flesh, that's why it's sometimes good practice. Jonathan is if you're really upset about something. Write out exactly how you want to respond and then put it aside. The spent time with the Lord come back and look at because often it's like you that's not what I want to say at that moment.
At that moment, it felt right. It felt justifiable. No, but the moment you step away from it. Think what in the world you know when I was a teenager in high school brand-new believer and I'm sharing the gospel with somebody in some some kid comes in that I knew from school uniform druggies with me goes only I saw the light, I saw the light brown so that was mocking me and ice and I said because I have a quick response only. I saw the light you burning in hell I felt church.
What a complete jerk I was. I have the right come back Bo have that word just be so sharp is is reason to do would rank each other out school you say this about me.
I said that about you now is must be following Jesus and I do that in the most crass, loveless way imaginable that help us to step I will be right back in the line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown get into the line of fire now by calling 86. Here again is Dr. Michael Brown needs. We will that's what it's supposed to be. Again Jesus said that they the world. They will know that we are his disciples free of love, one for the which means that the world would have an understanding with followers of Jesus are different that the world would have the concept that the followers of Jesus are marked by love and therefore when you see this community that has this incredible love for each other, you think all they must be his followers is not profound. 866-34-TRUTH 87884 Michael Brown welcome to the line of fire. Many of you listening around the country watch around the country are in the midst of real severe weather, some in places we virtually never get cold on this level. Snow on this level and some booby listening. Days later, because your power is out. May God's grace be there in the midst of it.
May you have wisdom by the local authorities of wisdom and handling things. But to be safety for those on the road and just a quick reminder not so quick to make judgments about whether patterns list mostly judgment was Texas. Both Texas being judged for specifically. Now this trait carefully with that 866-34-TRUTH. Let's go to Ben in Montgomery County, Maryland. Welcome to the line of fire. Good afternoon Dr. Brown good afternoon, yet the debated repent and. The question on YouTube channel video of the nonbiological bar eight yeah I would claim that a Christian than traditional. I would say either hate and I noted today. I'm pretty sure it could be reasonable. So what you feel that way. Well number one. I generally believe that this term anger is the penumbra hate. I believe this angered a majority of Christians have a sign of that inaction. Yeah. So let let's say for example the world is going to brand us haters. What, for example, if I say it's best to forget as a mom and a dad I'm considered a hater if I say it's it's not fair for 15-year-old girl to compete on a sports team with a 50-year-old boy who identifies as female. That's considered hate so the world may brand us hateful no matter what the question is what we demonstrating and sometimes we are known better for our angry negative attitudes than for love and and I do know that if people show up at local churches struggling in different areas or even openly defiant there to meet with a lot of love but I'm with you man that that love is not translating out the way it needs to. The world sees a lot of anger with us, especially now that we've gotten so politicized sees tremendous amount of value he, Ben, thanks for pointing and candidly, I appreciated our some some of you get mad at me but please hear me so I'm prefacing it up for, prepare yourselves for long essay because some of you get very upset with me for saying it, but to whatever extent you know me if you belong timelessness of the broadcast.
Give me your best year I'd suggest take a second just breathe deep because some you can get very upset with what I say when I look at the legacy of Donald Trump. I will see a lot of positive things that he did which is why voted for him positive stands that he took appointees to our courts, federal and Supreme Court ultimately standing with Israel in many important ways. Pushing back against radical Islamic extremism standing up to communist China with its very wrong. Worldwide agenda.
Good decisions made on behalf of many Americans. Prison reform. Lots of good things that he did that. I really appreciate and for which I voted for.
Again, that's why voted for him in 2016 and 2020. I also see a tremendously negative effect on the church. We have really become haters. We have really become like Donald Trump in many ways, nasty, mean-spirited, attacking our enemies. In fact, many of us as Christians would cheer him on this. He would deride this want to call this one a dog and lock this one up, and this one's an enemy of the state. Dangerous stuff so that the that people can go to their homes for fear being attacked and they're just trying to do their jobs conscientiously and honestly, we may have brought out evangelicals around Donald Trump specially that the men of God that were close to him and spoken to his life. I believe that help bring out some of the best qualities in Donald Trump and best policies, decisions for which I am grateful. At the same time.
I think he brought out the worst in us. We must bring out the worst in him.
And so it's on us. It's on us with responsible ones with the children of God with the ones must be children of the light were the ones where the Holy Spirit were the ones who should be different should be different. So that's the that's the sad reality and and now we justify and when I speak like this. I'm considered weak and branded a traitor communist flaming liberal baby killer audiences all the crazy stuff. I get called by professing Christians.
There was a Trump attorney a few months back and he makes the comment about Republican leader who was oversight for Internet security and things like that and made the made the the comment, Chris Krebs made the comment that this was the best conduct election.
We've had the most fairly contested, conducted, overseen, etc. he made a public statement of official government website. Verify that the election was fairly contested, not stolen. Fraudulent he got fired and Trump turning your guys is that guy should be drawn and quartered. He should be brought out shot you know just okay these were New York rhetoric New York rhetoric but the type of stuff that is so infested us. I don't care that Hollywood celebrities talk like that. I'm getting some left wing pundit talks like that that's it's immaterial to me or that or that are right wing guys talk like that from.
There's this immaterial to me when I when I called to emulate.
I don't know did take the most extreme Keith Olbermann or Bill Marr on the left's extremes. There or you know people might respect on the right mark of Anna Rush Limbaugh. May God be merciful to rush in and bring miraculous healing. When I called to emulate them either cult emulate Jesus so what what happens is this this attitude comes in. Where were we respond with the world. Response becomes justify so I drew attention to the comments of this attorney and I said can we all denounce those comments absolute okay funds rhetoric can we denounce them. I had Christians furious with no these traits committed treason.
He should die. Shooting is not bad enough. What in the world when it come from.
It was Nancy's birthday happened to remember the date because that November 30 last year's Nancy's birthday and it was his, is in the evening. I said to Nancy I said I gotta get online right now I gotta talk about the summer I got out of my eyes and a red with with tears in what has become of us have we lost our minds get the anger in the end, there was no there is any factual accusation fact there was no accusation of any kind against Krebs terms of the above legal accusation or any credible accusation that the man was not to be trusted, let alone an actual accusation that was now being filed are being being being followed in Christian Christians patient die what happened to us many years ago Nancy and I were in Israel and Israel's tough place to live, many ways amazing place to go on tour with us for lifetime.
But it's it's it's tough place and Israelis and neighbors really is called cyber which is a type of cactus, which is hard on the outside but soft on the inside so the same Israelis were screaming at each other in the midst of a traffic jam will die for each other is just that the society but it's got a doggy dog insert what you got to be tough to get pushy. Gotta those you get bowl over so we are in in in the car with a friend of ours from Eric and Nancy and I friend of ours from Eric godly Christian woman. I mean a real sweetheart of a gal just a gentle, gracious Christian woman and and were driving with her in somebody I forget what happens to be cuts her off. He rolls down the window starts yelling and screaming at the guy mean angry and Nancy said what happened to you and she just put her head in her hands began to sob. She became like the rest of the society. It's one thing to say okay I will have to hold my ground have to be strong that this is really society's noticing when we when you become is angry and mean as the society around that's what's happened to us rent especially political see on all sides with your for Trump against Trump caught up in the anger there. We we we lost our bearings with luster bearings.
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I have a long piece Nancy gimme some great thoughts spend time with the Lord and then wrote a lot on Sunday over 4000 words with how we respond to the Ravi Zacharias scandal of people been writing left and right really helped by the article. So it's on the website*ground the Lord needed share with friends. I would like to. It's the light a fire with your host activist, author, international speaker, and Dr. Michael Brown voice of more cultural and spiritual revolution get into the line of fire now by calling 6643 here again is Dr. Michael Brown. I let's go straight to the bones.
Start with Jordan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania looking to one fire browser going doing well thank you and I agree with everything. I'm deftly built p.m. I will walk and on me reminded of the church of everything in Revelation to where they had been you know not to get your talk of a parallel baby fighting the heresy in the collation and they were so doctrinally grounded in solid that they've forgotten your first love and warned it or love of Christ, the love of their brothers or sisters in Christ for leaving the church today and I see myself on so quick when there even within the church is a doctrinal difference of what I believe you know to point out here and in I constantly in you know having repent for this and I think this is so important in our witness to people outside the church know because I don't all right, that still were God's fellow workers in one plant, one waters Inc. God kicked the heart so a slow drip of the love of prayer people in our character is so much more effective than you screaming at another person and telling them that they're wrong and that it just doesn't work. You know, and by pointing your thoughts on yeah and set them looking for a quote as your speaking about that very subject about the of the church in Ephesus. In Revelation 2 because it's it's quite striking. It's quite striking because because Jesus says that you persevered.
You haven't denied my name. You tested those who claim to be apostles and were not of it.
It's it's it's an excellent church right in there doing things right. They suffered in yet. He says I have this against you left your first love and and living regal advance have nurse at Baptist evangelist Vance Hafner.
This is in my revival answer book one may be as straight as a gun barrel theologically and is empty as a gun barrel spiritually. In fact, it may be that in their very opposition to evil man and false teachers. The of these Ephesian saints had left their first love which is exactly what you say and and and have their have nurse is this so often it turns out that fundamental Orthodox Christians become so severe in condemning false doctrine gnashing their teeth at every sniff of heresy that they end up without love. Have nurse at one may do a right thing and a wrong way, the same Paul who wrote the we are an angel from heaven preaching of the gospel and Eucharist also wrote the love chapter to the Corinthians, unless we can get that combination, we shall be theological hotshots and doctrinal detectives, religious bloodhounds looking for heretics with hot heads and cold hearts. Moreover, Ephesus Revelation 2 proves that religious activity without love calls repentance. I have wondered what would be left nowadays. If we eliminated from our church work. All that is not the spontaneous expression of our hearts.
Love for Christ. I mean is that nails it doesn't answer their Greg. I Iowa try to win your work. I find myself back. How will be. I'm very quick and got forgive me on very quick to lack that love good-looking somebody who disagrees with me trying to you know I get fixed in order to show them the correct way. These people are locked just like you mentioned that you were and I was at one point an enemy of God.
You know, children of wrath and joy when I do not yet pray daily to keep spending time with the Lord because it's being with him.
With these things. Can we get the slow drip as well. I love the we put that we get that slow drip to the being in his presence, worshiping him, praying, meditating on his word, taking it in and then praying daily. Like I did for years for those qualities of love for the fruit of the spirit, praying over myself, or give me help with a walk and that and then as you have opportunity, you live it out. We fall short. You're quick to repent. I remember once witnessing to Orthodox Jewish man that met at the train station on Long Island and and he sat next to me on the train and he was so upset with me for what I believe that it actually spat my face at one point and took the Hebrew Bible had and hurled it in the train car and when he spat my face something supernatural happened and I said I can tell how much you love me because I realize I realize that we did threaten to choke me if you have a summit with the strength of the two but I realize what got them so upset was that I was a Jew and he thought I was turning my back on our God and our people and that I was willfully doing what our ancestors refused to do with the point of death, and that is much as he was angry and hateful. It was really love that motivated him and that's that's what I felt. I felt in the midst of his anger. God's love for him. So Jordan it it's when you open your heart to the Lord in that way that releases that that grace so may you be a shining example of one of the thing I was on Facebook the other day and arrest Dr. Brown page reaches several million people a week. By God's grace literally and we have a hollow 596,000 followers or something like that since it's a good size base obsessional read most of the comments is just a constant flood of things that happen to notice when they had posted some Scripture and or some edifying comment and any got very little response was if I posted political get master response as bishop was pro trouble get master response in this person posted said I'm an atheist, but I file your page of interest in them.
Dr. Brown you try to be gracious, but I don't see a lot of that on this page that that has an atheist, watching us what was at atheist seeing a thank you for the call. I appreciated let's go to Carl in Greensboro North Carolina. Thanks for calling on fire. Are you Dr. Brown law. Thank you, but I'm not even mopped out. I watched Christian apologists debate.
One of the attic. One of the babies they'll agree with terrible attic.
I'm try my fillable for God is going to get what I believe in you all for the gratitude and how do you think the other people are feeling the people who are neutral. Maybe another person side.
They're having more sympathy for the person is wrong because that the person's role is get beat up and savaged the Christian so right.
You're exactly right, sir, and people you walk away with that more than the intellectual argument all life are like a doctor. Walked up we would all buy it at their liquor bailment judge them.
Looking to the firm under quite right about the trunk. Carl you just realize it. We all do it. A lot of times building realize it make make God show us that that's the whole thing.
That's why much is going to evil people out there because we all have areas in our lives, mammary, get low and you know, I know how much God forgives me and how patient he is with me.
I want to leave East demonstrate some of that patience towards others. How how merciful do you want others to be towards you. That's the mercy should show to them how merciful is God been to you at the mercy to show to them. Hey Carl, thanks for being so honest man I'd let's go to Francisco in Decatur, Texas, Francisco's hole in the whole show. We just didn't get to them. Do I have time art that's real quick. Go to Samuel and England. Thanks. Recall in the line of fire.
Hello Michael, you welcome and yeah and again. He quickly plug my question where and being striking every confusion and every evil work but was conducted from above experience puerile, then teachable, gentle, and easy to be treated medically and good Creek without partiality and without hypocrisy may cut out pickle echo back in our own life is my question quickly and after imprint.
I was baptized and I'm really full of been struggling Glade believe expected them and I want to honor the Lord and I know that you please complete the expected 28 OPEC arguments support. Yes, that baptism is always in conjunction with us responding to something. There is no command for parent to baptized children.
There is a command for us to be baptized in response to a message.
Not only so the only time Rick mentions a family being baptized is when the whole family heard the word of God. So the jailer and his children. They could've all been older children.
But it's in acts 16 Paul preaches to the jailer and his household in the jailer and his household or say but otherwise the only times baptism is is mentioned specifically in Scripture.
In terms of what little I looks good Scott, from England or what I do with it what what I do with the with baptism.
I will respond with repent and be baptized, believe and be baptized or not you believe be back. I suggest retracts retracts and ask yourself, is baptism always responses baptism always response to the message repent to be baptized. Believe and be baptized now that you believed to be baptized that even filled the spirit and obviously be baptized is that always the pattern in excess it certainly what immersion was in in the Gospels ritual immersion for cleansing is as an act of repentance.
Yes, that's okay.
Now it's go through the letters. Does this about about a command believers to baptized children know so you just realize that something that came in later.
By all means, sir. Go and be baptized as an adult and thank you for reading the end of James Jacob Minister in verse 13. Go to verse 18 hearing it with. Vaccinated all the more back with you tomorrow friends sure what I'm saying right only to help mentor