Does Michael Brown ever stop to consider the impact of ‘retweeting’ his followers’ tweets? Has his confidence in God’s Holy Word (being the sole infallible rule of faith and practice), dropped to a such a level that he believes his (yet to be released) book ‘Playing with Holy Fire’ has something to add to the finished canon of scripture?
Pulpit & Pen’s News Division brings an update on what can only be viewed as Michael Brown’s narcissistic ‘acceptance’ that his latest book is ‘a word from God’.
Pulpit & Pen writes:
Michael Brown is the chief apologist for the Charismaniac movement, giving vocal defenses and stirring endorsements for men like Bill Johnson, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, and Rodney Howard Browne. Sadly, the Michael Brown you see on The Dividing Line or on his program, the Line of Fire, is not the Michael Brown that you see at charismatic worship services or revival meetings. In fact, the two Michael Browns project themselves so differently, to different audiences, it seems like they are two entirely different people. The reasoned, soft-spoken Michael Brown who claims not to know the people he elsewhere endorses and affirms is subtly misleading and sneakingly beguiling. The other Michael Brown, the one shouting “Fire! Fire! Fire” who was an architect of the charismatic carnival in Brownsville, will offer false prophecy, knock people over “in the spirit,” and call Kenneth Copeland or TD Jakes a brother-in-Christ. Almost as though he comes out of a trance while his demonic possessor takes momentary leave, Brown then appears totally whole and of right mind, only to slip back into his charismatic coma when Legion comes again to visit Him.
While Brown claims to believe in the end of canonical prophecy (which is a partial, albeit inconsistent, kind of cessationism), Brown does not believe in the end of divine revelation. What separates infallible divine revelation that is inscripturated from (ostensibly fallible) divine revelation that is not inscripturated in Brown’s mind is anybody’s guess. This is the kind of nonsensical and illogical conclusions that are only come to by a highly emotive religious tradition that actively tells its adherents to stop thinking and start feeling.
In spite claiming to not believe the canon is open, Brown has no problem claiming that his writing is the word of God.
Brown re-tweeted the statement from Farias. Bert Farias is the founder of Holy Fire Ministries and runs The Flaming Herald blog (which claims to have been awarded for being among the “Top One Hundred Christian Blogs,” and whose Alexa rank is “no data”). You can see him preach with a lady pastor and babbling some generic nonsense below.
Farias claims “Every book [Michael Brown] writes is a word from God.” Brown thought the comment was good (apparently) so he re-tweeted it.
Words from God are called “prophecy.” Words from God can be found in the 66 Books of the Bible. Even if there was a second-rate, sub-par, fallible form of non-canonical divine prophecy being given today, claiming prophetic words is quite a matter of hubris.
You see, the problem with the charismatic movement isn’t its extremism. The problem with the charismatic movement is its charismaticism.
Source: Pulpit & Pen, News Division, http://pulpitandpen.org/2018/02/21/michael-brown-retweets-claim-new-book-word-god/#bYzqIrfBMQgIfsdc.99 Published Feb 21, 2018. (Accessed feb 22, 2018.)