We shouldn’t be surprised with the ‘Reformation Charlotte’ article below, given the historic track record of Dr. Michael Brown and his ongoing endorsement of false teachers. Lindsay Davis, former student at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM), in her journey away from false teaching, recently accessed some excellent YouTube teaching from ‘Fighting For The Faith’ (originally posted here on CWC in 2018). In this series Ps Chris Rosebrough addresses the false teaching and practice of spiritual gifts – not only from Dr. Michael Brown but many of Dr. Brown’s wolfish friends as well. With an open bible, Ps. Rosebrough biblically puts paid to the nonsense we see on a daily basis with Dr. Brown, as usual, consistently found in the midst of it.
‘You don’t have to be a cessationist.’
“Hi guys! I wanted to provide a few resources for my friends who would consider themselves Charismatic (those who believe the apostolic/revelatory spiritual gifts have continued)
I stumbled across a series from my friend, Chris Rosebrough called: “You Don’t Have To Be A Cessationist”. Chris is an open cessationist (believing the apostolic gifts have ceased), but like me, he understands that is not the primary issue here.
When I was at Bethel, I was a full blown continuationist (but not a biblical one), because Bethel does not teach or practice the gifts biblically. And today, many people will accuse me of having issues with Bethel because they believe the ** APOSTOLIC **gifts have continued. This couldn’t be further from the truth my friends.
My issues with Bethel are not in regards to secondary issues. My issues with Bethel are pertaining to the false gospel they preach, the false doctrine they teach, demonic practices and their abuse and mishandling of the Holy Scriptures.
And pertaining to the spiritual gifts, my motive is NOT to make someone into a cessationist. My concern is not really with if someone believes the apostolic gifts have continued. My concern is that if someone claims they still continue, that they strive to practice them BIBLICALLY.
So here is a helpful series from my friend Chris! I hope this is helpful 🙌🏼”
Source: Lindsay Davis, https://www.facebook.com/lindsay.davis.908579/posts/698360807251751. (Accessed July 1, 2019.)
Source: Ps. Chris Rosebrough, Fighting For The Faith, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLy6ixA4-cJy8hYdEdzKbybq75ozNZmLo, Published March 23, 2018.
Our good friend and fellow polemicist Jeff Maples from Reformation Charlotte points out a very disturbing answer Dr. Michael Brown gives in response to a question about spiritual gifts. Dr. Brown offers false
prophet Heidi Baker as proof of continuationism. We also note that Dr. Brown also cites false prophet Daniel Kolenda, another ‘spiritual fraudster’, who along with other wolves (such as Benny Hinn, Todd White and Bill Johnson) regularly misleads thousands around the world.
We remind our readers of an article posted back in January 2017, where Heidi Baker refuses to share the gospel with a Muslim woman, instead sharing her own false narrative, much to the distress of the pastor witnessing and filming the event:
Jeff Maples writes:
The canon of Scripture is closed and the apostolic sign gifts have ceased. This is an irrefutable biblical fact. Yet, modern-day Montanists continue to perpetuate this heresy and the movement that claims that these gifts — such as prophesy, speaking in tongues, and the gift of healing — are still present today continues to grow. Michael Brown is the chief apologist for charismatic continuationism and acts as a bridge-builder between Christianity and charismaticism. (Just to lay this out on the table, charismaticism is in no way Christian — it is actually in many ways opposed to Christianity.) During a recent airing of Ask Dr. Brown, Brown was asked to rebut cessationism — the biblical doctrine of the cessation of the apostolic sign gifts — and to cite examples of any of these gifts today.
One question that was asked is:
People who have implicitly concluded after reading the Bible that the spiritual gifts have ceased sometimes reinforce their biblical view by asking “if the spiritual gifts are spread out among the body, then not everybody receives the same gifts necessarily, why is it that almost everyone seems to have the gifts that are the most easily faked while no one is walking around healing the blind and raising the dead?”
Michael Brown goes on to defend continuationism by claiming that this question is a false premise — that these things aren’t really faked — and cites well-known false prophet, Heidi Baker, as proof:
Any biblically-minded Christian with a modicum of discernment can look at Heidi Baker and practically instantly conclude that she is not a Christian, but demonic spirit-filled false prophet intent on deceiving people. Whether it be her demonic impartations at Bethel Church, her New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) witchcraft, her false “prophetic words” from God about headless chickens, her claim to Apostolic authority, or her countless other unbiblical claims and practices, one thing is for certain: Heidi Baker should never be used as a model of the gospel.
Brown claims that there are many of these false signs and wonders that have led people to Christ — but the Bible nowhere speaks of signs and wonders leading people to Christ (Romans 10:14-17). In fact, the Bible is clear — it is the preaching of the gospel that leads people to Christ. There are no dreams, visions, or prophetic words that are necessary today to accompany the gospel.
“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.” (Hebrews 1:1-2)
Source: Jeff Maples, ‘Reformation Charlotte’ blog, https://reformationcharlotte.org/2019/06/29/michael-brown-cites-false-prophet-heidi-baker-as-proof-of-continuationism/?fbclid=IwAR3cJr4psuPErvTxJ_Srso9YmXUlNNAxN1qL5Xe2EsTG2QYbCNkHToZLtS8. Published June 29, 2019. (Accessed July 1, 2019.)
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