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Oh the apostasy, the apostasy!!

Timothy Kincaid

March 25th, 2014

Long time Box Turtle Bulletin readers will recognize Michael Brown.

Brown is the pastor in Charlotte, NC, who for years led a red-shirted mob to protest and harass witness to attendees at the local gay pride. He used the opportunity of the massacre at a gay youth center in Tel Aviv to complain the Proposition 8 supporters had received “death threats”. He railed against programs designed to reduce anti-gay bullying. And then I stopped paying attention.

Brown is pretty much the educated man’s Linda Harvey. Every bit as mean, but with a better vocabulary.

So Brown is a perfect candidate for the Christian Post to have respond to the article in Christianity Today about the change in policy at World Vision. A fixture in the brand of Christianity that believes that Jesus came primarily so that the Old Testament’s purity codes could be expanded to Gentiles (he’d never put it this way, of course), it was a sure thing that Brown would denounce World Vision in certain and absolute (if somewhat comical) terms.

He didn’t disappoint.

The Apostasy of World Vision Embracing Gay Marriage

World Vision has decided to embrace homosexual “marriage” among its employees and to recognize practicing homosexual employees who profess faith in Jesus as true Christians.

This is a betrayal of the gospel, a betrayal of the Lord, a betrayal of the family, and a betrayal of the countless thousands of Christians who have put their trust in World Vision as a legitimate Christian organization.

Because surely professing faith in Jesus is not a measure of “true Christianity”. True Heaven forbid!!

It reminds me of the time that I read the definition of True Christians that True Jesus established:

John 13: 34-35 – A new commandment I give to you, that you love reject one another, even as I have loved ranted at you, that you also love condemn one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love restrictions, litmus tests, and accusations of apostacy for one another.” [True Christian Version]

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Ben In Oakland
March 25th, 2014 | LINK

I have to correct you, timothy.

It’s not the true Christian version.

It’s the No True Christian version

Bernie Keefe
March 26th, 2014 | LINK

“Brown is pretty much the educated man’s Linda Harvey. Every bit as mean, but with a better vocabulary.” -LOVE IT!

BJohnM
March 26th, 2014 | LINK

From his “askdrbrown.org” website:

Since coming to faith in 1971 as a 16 year-old, heroin-shooting Jewish rock drummer, Dr. Michael Brown has devoted his life to fostering awakening in the Church, sparking moral and cultural revolution in the society, raising up gospel laborers for the nations, and reaching out to his own Jewish people. He is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio broadcast, the president of FIRE School of Ministry, and a professor of Bible and Hebrew studies at several leading seminaries. He has preached in more than 25 nations and is the author of 22 books and numerous scholarly and popular articles. Dr. Brown has debated Jewish rabbis, agnostic professors, and gay activists on radio, TV, and college campuses, and he is widely considered to be the world’s foremost Messianic Jewish apologist.

He just got all the bases covered there, didn’t he.

Nathaniel
March 26th, 2014 | LINK

Is this the same guy who said that any children who suffer from reduced donations due to WV’s policy “change” are the fault of WV, not those who stopped donating? If so, he doesn’t know the meaning of the words ‘Gospel’, ‘love’, or ‘neighbor’, and shows it by putting exceptions at the end of Jesus’ commandment (and really, Jesus would call it God’s commandment, Jesus just having reemphasized how important this one OT commandment was) to “Love they neighbor as theyself.” There is no love in Brown’s words, not for the children, not for the people that work with them through WV, and certainly not for LGBT people. There is so little love here that it is a wonder he hasn’t applied to Westboro to be their new pastor.

Richard Rush
March 26th, 2014 | LINK

Here is Brown’s Academic C.V.:

http://askdrbrown.org/about/academic-c-v/

So, which one of his credentials makes him an authority on how everyone else must live their lives, with special emphasis on homosexuality? Like so many others, he obviously believes that his deep immersion in religion gives him the superior authority to pontificate on virtually all matters. But, it’s ironic that if he actually accepts supernatural religious beliefs as true, then he’s not an authority in that area either ~ because he doesn’t realize it’s all superstitious nonsense.

L. C. Burgundy
March 26th, 2014 | LINK

Looks like he got his way:

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/march-web-only/world-vision-reverses-decision-gay-same-sex-marriage.html

Hyhybt
March 26th, 2014 | LINK

And the thing is, that’s not likely to help them much. Those who opposed the first decision aren’t going to trust them even if they, for the time being, keep sending money; those who approved are going to be madder than if the change had never been done in the first place.

Mark F.
April 3rd, 2014 | LINK

Rather an appealing man on the outside, just shows you can’t judge a book by its cover.

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