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Michael Brown: Jezebel’s War With America

Michael L. Brown, Jezebel’s War With America: The Plot to Destroy Our Country and What We Can Do to Turn the Tide (Lake Mary, FL: Frontline, 2019), 256 pages, ISBN 9781629996660.

Dr. Michael Brown is a well-known figure in Pentecostal/Charismatic circles. He travels the world preaching, is the host of the Line of Fire program, and has written numerous books. His books address a wide variety of topics. Some of these topics he has written quite extensively about, these include: revival, Jewish apologetics and evangelism, and the LGBT issue. In Jezebel’s War With America, Dr. Brown addresses some of the major forces that are contending for the soul of America.

The book is comprised of a preface and twelve chapters. The premise of the book is that the characteristics that marked the life of the biblical Jezebel are at work in our day in America. The Jezebel of the Old Testament was an ungodly and controlling woman. The woman that Jesus called Jezebel in Revelation 2:20 was also an ungodly figure, she led the Christians of the first century into sexual immorality and idolatry. This is the “spirit of Jezebel,” that stands opposed to the Word and will of God and it is active in our day. The activity of this spirit can be seen in a number of the major issues that are currently confronting our culture. These issues include: idolatry, sexual immorality, abortion, radical feminism, the war on gender distinctions, the rise of witchcraft, and the silencing of the prophetic voice (that is, biblical truth). A quick survey of these topics reveals that a number of the challenges we are facing as a nation are sexual in nature. Subjects that fall into this category include sexual immortality, abortion, and gender distinctions. Radical feminism might also be included in this list.

Michael Brown says, like in the early church, the spirit of Jezebel is leading Christians into sexual immorality and idolatry.

In the course of working his way through the topics mentioned above Brown presents the reader with facts and figures and as well as quotes from secular sources who are promoting the very things that he is trying to refute. I will give you a few examples below.

In chapter 4, “Jezebel and the Sexual Seduction of America,” Brown cites figures about how widespread pornography is. Some of the statistics on this are staggering. One of the reasons for this is the availability of porn on the internet. It can be viewed discreetly, on a cell phone, or from the privacy of one’s home on a computer. Pornography is a contributing factor to extra marital affairs and problems in marriages. It thus creates problems for the viewer and others as well.

Chapter 6 is titled “Jezebel and Radical Feminism.” Brown admits that not all feminism or women’s movements are bad, some have been very helpful with regard to issues that concern women. The author’s issue is with radical feminism. Their agenda is very different. Brown quotes a number of radical feminists in this chapter. It is clear from some of their statements that these women have little regard for men or marriage. For example, Brown quotes Sheila Cronan as saying “Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women’s movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage.” Brown says that radical feminists are extreme. It is clear that their goals, if achieved, would negatively impact marriages and family.

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Category: Living the Faith, Summer 2019

About the Author: John P. Lathrop is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister with the International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies. He has written for a number of publications and is the author of four books Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers Then and Now (Xulon Press, 2008), The Power and Practice of the Church: God, Discipleship, and Ministry (J. Timothy King, 2010), Answer the Prayer of Jesus: A Call for Biblical Unity (Wipf & Stock, 2011) and Dreams & Visions: Divine Interventions in Human Experience (J. Timothy King, 2012). He also served as co-editor of the book Creative Ways to Build Christian Community (Wipf & Stock, 2013). Amazon Author page. Facebook

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