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Is the Whole World About to Explode?

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August 15, 2022 5:10 pm

Is the Whole World About to Explode?

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The following program is recorded content created by the Truth Network, so is the whole world about to explode for the line of fire with your host scholar and cultural commentator Dr. Michael Brown your voice for more spiritual clarity 866-34-TRUTH get him a lot of wire and now there's your host Dr. Michael Brown thank his wedding is today on the line of fire Michael Brown here as we start our week together already confuse you with faith, truth, courage help you stand strong in the Lord hears article 8 663-8784 866-34-TRUTH I want to ask you a question in terms of your own views, especially if you study this in the Bible do you expect the world to get better before Jesus comes.

The gospel maybe goes through the world that has a powerful impact in the world gets better and better as the gospel spreads around the world before Jesus returns to expect the world to get worse before Jesus returns that people will reject the light more and more chaos will erupt. And that's you see the Scriptures and then the end will come. Do you see it is unclear, biblically, do you just not think about it because who knows where we are anyway in terms of the end of the world's let's do it. We can today which will take 866-34-TRUTH that if you have Bible or theology or political or cultural question you want to talk to me about.

Feel free to give me a call 8663 for 87884 but I'm going to focus first on the state of the world today state of America today because it can easily feel like everything is exploding can easily feel like we are in such chaotic times that everything is about to collapse. It could easily feel just within America that our nation could soon be completely divided ideologically to the point that we could be divided in terms of states seceding from the union or were still some type of blood he Civil War, God forbid that he comes to that.

And the last thing the me say this clearly.

The last thing I am advocating is time to get your weapons and prepare for battle.

Quite the contrary, until the believer's let's focus on the spiritual battle is focused on repentance in our lives. Focus on doing what Jesus called us to do is that is the hope of America that is the hope of the world. That being said, were deftly living in chaotic times and things feel as if they're spiraling out of control.

I was always looking yesterday on Drudge Report which is conservatives reproach of the Trinity trump, but it is a collection of headlines is widely used widely read, started by Matt Drudge years ago Drudge Report many times you could look at that in the listen Rush Limbaugh and see that a lot of because you do a lot of research before shows and things like that will audibly talk about was drawn from headlines on Drudge Report sodas a certain environment that's create a certain mindset that's created and certainly given to sensation sensationalism. That being said, I'm looking at it fully aware of what Drudge is and and it almost gets my blood boiling or heart beating. In other words, although it's everything's crazy things are going berserk is that the case this America about to expose the world about to explode or is it just sensationalistic headlines is it that were bombarded 24 seven because of social media.

We think are things as bad as they feel was the feeling created by our access to 24 seven news and constant interaction of social media and amplifying what's happening around the world where I want to do is take a sober look and give you my perspective as your voice for moral sanity and spiritual clarity. We can draw conclusions and then we could tie that in with Scripture as we understand all right so first let's listen to some interaction with pastor Jack Hibbs leading pastor in California.

Talking to Tony Perkins of the family research Council talk about the raid on Pres. comes home in Lago, Florida. The FBI raid back by the Department of Justice. Here's what they have to say. But we see behind the political climate the spiritual climate in its that lawlessness, the spirit of lawlessness is already been released in this age tonic well said that's exactly what we're looking at people have a tendency in the flesh, and the emotions to look at the person in front of them as being the problem. When as believers we look at the powers behind that individual.

So how do we know what how can we tell by by what is being produced. So you ask yourself with the lawlessness with what seemingly appears to be a vast majority of our government leaders departing from the Constitution reading this. This this error an atmosphere of confusion and sheer lip again. Larry Thompson perfectly well to stir up a situation and create a problem whereby they step in and take power. This is unconstitutional you and I love the Constitution. We understand its origins and how it honors God and understandable individual rights of every person, but Tony flirting. There are those who do not believe that we are people in power today that do not believe in the Constitution – and this is been going on for a long time now and is it possible Tony that we as believers are watching on the death throes, as it were of our Republic. Lincoln made it very clear that were too strong to be destroyed from the outside that if were to be destroyed from within, so could we not just something that has been ongoing.

If true, how should the believer respond.

I actually think Tony the only hope is for the believer to vote like they've never voted before. So obviously pastor Hibbs believes in the spiritual. First, he believes in this battle being ultimately a spiritual battle and that the gospel is the hope of America is a saying in terms of the current political situation where things are going. His view with one party which is not supported with rule of law, the Constitution and could do things as dastardly as read former presidents residence without legal warrant that would be his perspective that there was solutions to vote like you've never voted.

Let's listen to Prof. Victor Davis Hanson is on Fox News again talking about the raid on the press. Luckily my own perspective. In a moment on that time at the rate of the president's home. Hanson is a conservative and intellectual with the Hoover Institute. Let's listen to with he had to sit with a couple clips at moments like this, why, why has what we watch of the last 24 Hours Taken Pl.

Why had they targeted Donald Trump when you're afraid of the short-term and long-term. They believe are morally superior to America and therefore any means necessary or justifiable for their morally superior ends of right now we don't have the role of law in Washington. Whether you're targeted or exempt depends on your ideology.

So in the past when there was a set there was a dispute over the archives of presidential papers, Rocco, Gisela Markham and turn them over the freedom of information. He spent $30 million resisting efforts to do that. George Bush, executive orders that you know what, I'm not going to do this and that was adjudicated and now we go after a president in Britain go to his house for 30 agents in the past when a high official was called for a congressional subpoena records are set on not born not turning over and it is fast and furious. The idea that you would put him in shackles or you confronted with his family and grandpa's phone is just ridiculous, but this is what were doing on ideological basis and when you start to do that you don't have a democracy anymore. I don't think we do like to hear someone who is carefully spoken. You may agree with and we disagree with the man is a scholar and an intellectual thing in America we don't have a democracy anymore in the way you can be treated by the law is based on your own ideology where you fall in the ontological perspective put perspective right one more quote from Victor Davis Hanson. The second thing is this January 6 committee will is sort of like a French Robespierre committee on public safety to be on that committee.

You have to have one creditor and you have the vote to impeach Donald Trump if you're Republican. There was one other qualification you had to be politically inert with no future and it was the doctor that started with the premise that were going to destroy Donald from and then were going to bring in witnesses and allow narratives for that in the no cross-examination is gonna be no disinterested counsel.

We know that when Dick Cheney himself made a commercial and he bragged about his daughter that she was the one power that can stop Donald Trump but that's not what her job is and that committee is to be disinterested is to be inducted is to find out what happened on January 6 not start with the book boasted to destroy Donald Trump and make the witnesses and the testimony for that yet. So here is someone saying things have gotten completely out of control in America and Wayne in our lifetime. Have we seen something on this level so my perspective it when I can focus on this at all. Just using this as a touch point.

My perspective at all meeting today. My perspective on the reader. President comes home is. It is absolutely exceptional and extraordinary and unprecedented of the enrollment argue with that. In terms of her history and what has and hasn't happened. If it was called for, and I don't know.

I I do not have sufficient data. I don't know the actual factual details are there things that that the FBI and Department of Justice knew about that others don't know about or as Ben Shapiro subsisted deep-sea fishing expedition so if in fact it was warranted and president Trump should suffer the consequences of his highly illegal, dangerous actions as long as everybody's held to the same standard, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, including Pres. Biden's son Hunter Biden and application Pres. Biden as well, as long as the same standards are used for every body will be done. If in fact this is unwarranted, then let the alarm be sounded. Let this injustice be exposed with the Department of Justice and FBI help be held up to the highest level of scrutiny and accountability.

Either way it's a serious moment in our history, but right now things worse than they've ever been in America and the world are these the worst of times that we've ever seen. We come back with him to take a look at at some stats that may surprise you can do my best to put everything in perspective today and leave you because of what's happening in the world around us leave you with a sense of holy confidence because God remains God even when the mountains are carried into the sea.

He remains a place of refuge and strength, with respect to the line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown get on the line of fire by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown note comment that was just sent me by a colleague. We were interacting earlier today and I told him that my latest book that we restarted son. Moments ago right before the show that the first oh hundred 40 or so preorders for the clinical seduction of the church started signing those will be sending these books out this week.

You can still preorder assigned number copy first edition always get signed copies later, but signed number copy the first edition kind of a collectors item by going to ask Dr. Brown double dispute right on the homepage. If you just order elsewhere. That's great, but the books will be available September 6 to the general public so the skull except me a note that that he is called to influence government like a Daniel Wrightson to serve as an advisor to service when they can give godly counsel and and receive insight from the Lord.

He said that our movement got a little misaligned so many of us in the Pentecostal charismatic row seeking to have a positive impact on the world around us. He said instead of being a kingdom movement that influence government.

We became a political movement of friends.

That's exactly what is happened that we put politics first and gospel second that we got obsessed with politics that we got obsessed with being for or against Trump that really goes on and on but that's when I open up the political seduction church.

That's how they're ended up being so many false prophecies. That's how Chouinard conspiracies to group that our hearts with even with good intention ended up in the wrong place to make that mistake again is basically to forfeit our role of being salt like but when they hear when we operate as everybody else does. We cease to operate as disciples of Jesus, we cease to use the weapons the spiritual weapons that God has given us all be involved politically.

Of course we have all socially, culturally, of course, these are secondary aspects of our primary spiritual gospel based work all right 866342, the state of America today.

In some ways it feels like things are worse than they've ever been more considerate a little while. The effects of radical LGBT Q plus activism and where that's driven things, and in those ways we are far away like ears far and away worse than we've ever been in America in terms of understanding issues having to do with sexuality and gender in the meaning of marriage and things like that and in an for sure things like access to porn breakdown of the family were in the worst state we've ever been in America by far the other hand, if you look at, say, segregation during the day. Segregation compared to now light years ahead days of slavery compared to now. Multiple light years ahead. Let's let's look at some stats here. Okay, let's take a look at abortion stats okay so abortion and in you can have different figures from different organizations. Guttmacher Institute versus EDC but Roe V Wade Saunders believes that the Guttmacher stats they get abortion 744,000 x 19 83. So 10 years later, that numbers up to 1.575 million right so it's more than doubled okay and it all, say, 1991.6 million. But then since then it's it's been in decline right. It is been the kind it's even gotten under none of thousands are hardly high figures but I just want to point out that it's almost half of what was back in 1990. Let's improvement in Roe V Wade is been overturned up. Let's take a look at marriage and children born out of wedlock's take a look at those stats growth out of wedlock childbearing United States from 1929 when the figure was maybe 3% 20 1990 when it was maybe 33% to 2010 when it got to about 41%, so that's been a terrible spike horrific spike in the wrong direction which is accounted for a lot more family breakdown and other issues over time. The minutes that's shocker, so one stat abortion has has been steadily improving although still out-of-control, but steadily improving and hear another going very much in the wrong direction about what what about other stats.

How how about a violent crime by crime so these are going to be looked at statistically, because in 1960 American population was 179 million and and today it's about 330 million right so just the populations of just about doubled to expect the totals to the double. What's interesting is that overall stats for violent crime. They got much higher 70s into the 80s into the 90s, but the total number such as percentages, total numbers are much lower now than they were 20 years ago Joseph violent crime that you break it down into various categories, violent crime property murder rate even even murderers are less now that they're substantially less every year in America doesn't feel like that doesn't differ is a lot of the feeling were getting is because of constant news report in constant stats and constant bombardment of social media. All right, let's let's keep going drug use drug use in America we know about the epidemic with Sentinel that some things like that right Bryson opiates, but check this out. The rate of overall drug use has declined by roughly 30% over the past three decades is from 79 to 2011. This distant illustrative one and and since then it has not gone up to what was before. So drug drug use, illegal drug use down overall, this isn't that striking I'm not saying you were heading in the right direction's of the same different ways.

Statistically the and other measurable ways.

Things were much worse at times past in America uncertain categories than they are today. All right, how about worldwide. This was a surprise because there is Russia's war with Ukraine and and always the saber rattling of different nations in Iran and terrorism in Israel getting bombarded 1100 rockets from Gaza Gaza Strip.

Check this out percentage of years in which the great powers fought one another. Okay. And this is the C 1500 scroll down a little here to try to get my figures appeared to 2010's so solicitous of the 2015. So you you have them 1600 set, so it's been steadily going down in terms of world conflict right so you have World War I and you got 37% of all powers fighting each other, but it is gone way down. Those who are watching. If you get get on later if you're not watching the S.

Dr. and click to watch or scooter you to ask if your brand on YouTube to watch a channel or you'd see all these charts that were putting up some talking discrepancy, but we are in an incredibly down. In terms of world war, conflict, right now, compared to Thompson world history I think from dramatically lower ethics can explore the norms, and even Israel has had many many times. Much, much worse, especially with the major into fathers, but there's no more peace with more nations that had the Middle East then than any time in modern Israel's history so things are not worth of exactly one compare will state now to during World War II of World War I just for example, this bears relations with American Russia. What about the height of the Cold War by the Cuban missile crisis right now and on the flipside, let's look at this tweet, Ryan Anderson. We tweeted something from Billboard Chris playing with the opposite gender toys as assigned. Your child is transgender.

That's exactly Boston Children's Hospital says Ryan Anderson Grandison tweeted this in two generations. We went from there is no such thing as boys toys to if you play with G.I. Joe you are a boy trapped in a girl's body that's a question I began to ask the transgender stuff well.

He's acting like a girl. What is a girl.

What that means, he likes pink.

This does that mean he likes girl toys.

I thought you told us that that there were no gender distinctions with with children's toys, color preferences, etc. in the Babylon be with ripping sarcasm, but righteously so is a story so sarcastic satire Christian website. Harvard Medical School officially replaces oath to do no harm with mutilated kids for money. This is really not an overstatement, because Harvard Medical School was is supporting transitioning minors, transitioning children that's replacing the medical oath to do no harm with you like. It's right okay so you have some things in America today. Friends that are worse than ever been off the charts. This mother, things are much better than they were in the past there some other things that are the same. Others going among trajectory others in another trajectory. It is a fragile time in America because of the potential for division but overall this is the worst things ever been in America. It's much more complex that, nor can you say by any stretch of imagination.

This is the worst things a been all around the world. So where do we stand all things are in a very fragile volatile situation with no the whole world is not about to explode will be like a line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown get on the line of fire by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown welcome welcome on the fire of the phones in the moment, 866-34-TRUTH and get your own feedback which her own view on

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