We need to listen closely to the narrative Dr. Michael Brown uses to describe how he wrote his new book. He’s trying to tell us his book is divinely inspired directly from God.
Dr. Michael Brown claims the fire of God literally came on him when he was writing his newest book Jezebel’s War With America: The Plot to Destroy Our Country and What We Can Do to Turn the Tide, when he was on Sid Roth’s show It’s SuperNatural.
He asserts that God opened his eyes to what is happening in the spiritual realm. He says God moved on him and stirred him, and it was like he got fire in his hands.
Dr. Michael Brown doesn’t want us to think this is simply a book he came up with on his own because of rigorous study and thoughtful conclusions reached using logic, reason, and scripture.
His narrative includes images of being stirred by God, and moved by God, and having his hands lit on fire, and God opening his eyes, because he wants people to think his book is directly inspired by God. Making such a claim is a dangerous and weighty thing. The implication of his narrative is that if you don’t believe his book, then you’re not believing God. Such an implied claim elevates his book up to the level of scripture.
Listen below. The clip starts about 30 seconds in.
At this point, people like Brown attempt to make a distinction between the inspiration they receive, and the inspiration given in scripture. They’re making a distinction without a difference. Anything asserted under divine unction carries the weight of God’s words. There aren’t degrees of inspired words. Words are either inspired, or they aren’t inspired.
This is once again a scary and dangerous low reached by Dr. Michael Brown. This places him closer to people like Joseph Smith.