07 January 2014

Ignorance Is Not an Option: Justin Peters on Benny Hinn, Dr. Michael Brown and Strange Fire

Justin Peters
At the Grace to You blog, apologist Justin Peters lends his informed voice to the ongoing discussion surrounding the Strange Fire conference and book:
One of the common criticisms of the Strange Fire conference held this past October was that the speakers (this writer included) painted all charismatic Christians with the same broad brush by lumping them in with the extremes of the Word-Faith/N.A.R./Dominion movement. Charismatic theologian, author, and radio host Dr. Michael Brown on the eve of the conference posted an open letter to Dr. John MacArthur stating that he “attributes the extreme errors of a tiny minority to countless hundreds of thousands of godly leaders worldwide.”

From this statement it is apparent that Brown does indeed recognize that there are “extreme errors” in the charismatic movement. Not to worry, however, because those who propagate such error constitute only a “tiny minority” of the mighty charismatic army.

I’m not a social media guy but a few of my more technologically astute friends alerted me to a tweet from Brown dated January 2, 2014 in which he stated that he “just recorded five wonderful TV shows with Benny Hinn.”

Benny Hinn? Really?

With this tweet, Brown unwittingly proved one of the basic points of the Strange Fire conference: false teachers and charlatans are not the “tiny minority” in the charismatic movement. They are the norm.
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  1. So why does anyone consider Michael Brown to be a born again Christian? I do not.

    1. Exactly......


    2. No Christian would embrace a wolf like Benny Hinn on TV for all to see. No Christian. Now the question is will Dr.White who has been cooperating with Dr,Brown will think this through enough?


  2. “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.”
    ~ Ephesians 5:6-11 ESV

    Now what do you do with Michael Brown who by doing these shows with Benny Hinn partners with darkness and takes part in its in unfruitful works?


  3. I have a very, very, very difficult time believing that Michael Brown doesn't know anything about Benny Hinn's heretical teachings. A claim like that make me lose all respect for Brown.

  4. Thanks for posting this Erin! Wow, so concise, Really got to the heart of the matter. Best.. Barbara


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