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What has become of the Church? How is it that followers of Jesus can condone reckless calls for murder? Have we lost both our minds and our souls?

Lest you wonder what has provoked such a flurry of questions, allow me to remind you that:

1) I voted for Trump with hesitation in 2016 but without hesitation in 2020.

2) As recently as November 2, one day before the elections, I again explained my vote for Trump, also explaining why a vote for him was a vote for Middle East security.

3) I have written countless articles confronting the leftist agenda, exposing BLM and Antifa, and strongly differing with the Democratic platform (see here, for example), also challenging those who claimed to be pro-life evangelicals for Biden.

4) I have differed with anti-Trump editorials from respected leaders like Pastor John Piper and former Christianity Today editor Mark Galli.

5) In October, I wrote yet another article explaining so many evangelicals still support Trump.

6) As a result of reading my most recent book on Trump and evangelicals, I have heard from Never Trumpers who decided to vote for him.

It is clear, then, that only someone who was willingly ignorant could accuse me of being a Trump-hater or a leftist.

Yet, when I write an article raising concerns about Christian conservatives putting too much hope in Trump, looking to him as the anointed one and the only man who can save our nation, I get responses like this: “Dr Brown you are a destruction to the Body of Christ. . . . You obviously have this hate for DJT that you need to settle with God. Satan is disturbed and so are you.”

I was also told I was a leftist who supported abortion, a flaming Communist (!), and someone who caved into the spirit of Jezebel. I kid you not.

But that’s not what has me exercised right now. (I’m writing late Monday night, November 30.)

A couple of hours ago, I was sent a link to comments made on Newsmax by Trump attorney Joey diGenova with reference Chris Krebs, who was Trump’s cybersecurity director. Krebs was fired by the president for saying the election was our most secure to date, and Krebs reiterated this claim on Sunday night on Sixty Minutes.

Completely without provocation, diGenova brought Krebs up during the interview, vilified him, and said, “That guy is a Class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered, taken out at dawn and shot.”

This is utterly irresponsible and terribly dangerous, the kind of thing that every person of conscience should denounce without caveat or qualification.

Right now, people on all sides are on edge, death threats are flying in all directions, and diGenova should be flatly condemned for what he said.

Even if some would hear his words as hyperbolic, tongue in cheek speech, now is not the time for such unhinged talk.

After watching the clip, I posted this comment on Facebook and Twitter: “If you’re the world’s most ardent Trump supporter, please tell me you denounce this comment from Trump lawyer Joey diGenova that Chris Krebs, Trump’s fired cybersecurity head, ‘should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn & shot.’ Can you denounce this without qualification?” (My post on Facebook was slightly longer, since there were no space constraints. I added there: “Can you condemn this without qualification, even if you are 100% sure that there has been massive voter fraud and that the election has been stolen? Can we stand together and denounce all such reckless words, be they from the left or the right or anywhere in between? I certainly hope so.”)

And what kind of comments did I receive?

Many, of course, simply replied with Yes. They denounced the comments without equivocation, as every God-fearing person should do.

But others, most all of them professing Christians, replied with strong affirmation of diGenova’s words, and with comments like this (which, by the way, received the most “likes”):


“Treasonous acts deserve corporal punishment. That is not violence. That is justice and law. Perhaps not this particular guy but the others who will soon be tried for treason and those who plot against this country and we the people.”

“No, I agree that treasonous acts such as his should receive a very harsh punishment! He should face more than firing!!”

“Sorry but being a traitor deserves death. I find your comments here to be out of line.”

“There’s a lot of the same type of language in the Psalms. You aren’t going to censor the Psalms are you?”

“We used to hang traitors.”

“Qualify ‘reckless’. Civil war is at the door! Treason is punishable by death!”

My friend, this is sick. This is despicable. This is inexcusable – 1,000 times more when the people posting such drivel claim to be lovers of Jesus.

We’re not talking about your right to defend yourself and your family if an armed mob tries to break down your door.

We’re not talking about a business owner trying to protect his property when Antifa comes to burn it down.

We’re not talking about sitting back idly while radical leftists steal our rights or slaughter the unborn.

We’re talking about completely irresponsible rhetoric from a Trump attorney calling for the death of cybersecurity expert (and lifelong Republican) who does not believe the election was hacked.

So I ask again: Have we completely lost our minds? Have we completely sold our souls? Has hyper-loyalty to Trump so blinded our eyes that we cannot see clearly anymore? Have we sacrificed our ethics on the altar of a misguided pseudo-patriotism?

I was so grieved over all this that I shared my heart on Facebook, raw and without holding back. You can watch the video here.

We really are in a very dangerous position right now in the Body of Christ, and if we don’t get our act together soon, we will do far more damage to America than the radical left could ever do.

You can hate me or love me, but I’m telling you the truth.

(Used with permission from AskDr.Brown. Article by Michael L. Brown. Photo Credit: Unsplash.)

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December 3, 2020

Thank God we do have a mind and we do have a voice. We are all Gods Children!

Bottom line these corrupt deep states and politicians are committing treason and yes it is punishable by death!
There is no way 1000 of sworn affidavits and eyewitness accounts by Brave everyday citizens (penalty of false information or lies can result years in jail!) from all over our country — not even including experts in cybercrime, 305 military battalion, data analysis and mathematicians bringing to light the impossible statistical probability of Biden getting legal votes to win!! It is a very sophisticated criminal operation!!

And than comes a deep state (formerly worked with Brennen & Clapper on Hammer scorecard FACT) newly head of election fraud Chris Krebs (Thank God fired) says no evidence fraud!! Truly truly devious!!

And who is standing in the frontline Defending We the People, and Our 2nd legally elected President, a small team of God fearing, God loving attorneys, and patriots!
Joey diGenova and his wife are a part of this team! Fighting to protect and bring to light by Gods grace all this Blatant criminal activity!!
I watched the episode where he said this, but I also have the intelligence to realize he didn’t mean it literally!!

But where’s the outcry when the only know action to look into fraud by same DOJ was 2 agents running to interrogate and threaten mail carrier Richard Hopkins, ex military to change his statement, (and Hopkins wasn’t allowed to see new statement) about back dating ballots!! Thank God he recorded it!! (Ruined his life, usps suspended him without pay, Go fundme took down his page and refunded money!! Oh maybe no outcry because his not part of the corrupt system!!

Wake up!!! demonic forces are tearing our nation apart causing division!! This is a pivotal moment in History our Lord is unveiling the lies and deception committed on we the people to take our God Given Natural Freedoms away in the blink of an eye! Keep the faith and pray pray for those being blinded and complicit to what is taking place around us!! (Media and big tech propaganda are part of the deception)

Dear Lord you are our King and keeper of our souls! We are one nation under God. We are all unworthy sinners and do the best we can to repent and PRAY WITHOUT CEASING!!
The Lord and his mighty Angels and saints have come to our aid in miraculous ways though out America’s history!!
We know we are in a spiritual battle between the forces good of evil!
You Lord know our hearts and people can change for the better, just let Jesus in and do the right thing!
We pray for Our Lord God to expose this evil attack and bring swift Justice!! We pray for protection on the Few that are on the front lines fighting for We the people and generations to come!! Lord our King Help us to stand United!!
In Jesus name Amen!!

    Jacque P.
    December 3, 2020

    God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts.

    Although we’d love to see swift justice, it’s all in God’s hands.

    God sees in real-time, our view is limited. It is time for His people to shape up.

    Vengeance is God’s, He “might” repay is how we are acting; no He “WILL” repay.

    This constant, flatout, blatant, diabolical behavior, to steal an election, right before our eyes.

    Lord help us.

Cynthia McCaleb
December 3, 2020

The air of vitriol on every side being viciously slung is truly a blemish on the Christian faith.

December 3, 2020

Father God, we ask that all conservatives would resist the efforts of the enemy to sow division, confusion, chaos, and disunity. We pray that those who are involved in these efforts to secure justice for we the people and for President Trump would not get distracted but stay laser-focused on the task at hand. We pray they would not be overwhelmed, but trust that you are the one carrying the burden and they are only your vessels. Give them the peace and rest that surpasses understanding. Give them wisdom and strategy and let there be so much love and grace among them that the hate and vitriol and bitterness in this nation is overcome. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Anne f Stachowski
December 3, 2020

I fully agree with you. The hate HAS to stop. I’ve been saying for a while now. I have lost friends because I stand my ground and will not participate, enable or encourage this behavior. It is completely unacceptable. At first when I walked away from those that constantly show disrespect and hate, I felt like I should forgive because that is what the Bible says, however, I know in my heart and conscience that God would rather I stand for my (His) values. Though it broke my heart, I walked away because at the end of the day when I lay my head down for the night, I want God to know I stand for Him until my last breath that He gives me. I continue to pray for them and our nation. Know you do not stand alone. We are with you without hate or judgment. God bless you and the USA always and in all ways.

Brenda J Jenkins
December 3, 2020

I appreciate this article because it give rationality to our prayers for this nation, and it says loud and clear that we must be careful not to put patriotism above truth, righteousness and justice. It is important that as we pray, we pray by the anointing of Holy Spirit, who will pray through us, the heart and mind of Father God. I believe that in the midst of all of this chaos concerning this election fraud, God is going to show up and do whatever He deems necessary to do to turn this nation around. Let us all repent of our sins, seek the Lord’s face in prayer and then turn from our wicked ways. Then and only then will the Master of the Universe fulfill His promise to hear us and heal our land. God bless you for sharing truth with us.

December 3, 2020

We all need to consciously put a guard on our tongues. This is a very serious and tense time. Pray for unity within the body of Christ, not conformity. I, for one, believe there is massive fraud afoot. Some do not or just want to move on. I don’t condemn, but I’ll not give up.

Julie Brennan
December 3, 2020

Dr Brownn is correct!
Jesus loved and never compromised! He reminds us, “Render to Ceasars what is Ceasar’s and to God the things that are God’s”.

December 3, 2020

Holy God, we humbly approach Your throne of grace given to us through the blood of Jesus Christ. Let us not slander or defame Your beautiful and perfect name. Help us to surrender to self and walk in the power of Your Holy Spirit. Reveal our hearts and convict us through the power of Your mercy and love. Draw us back to Yourself that the forces of evil will not have any power or hold on the Children of the Most High. Remind us of our inheritance and who we are in Jesus Christ! Move Your hand and heal this land if that be Your will. Ready Your warriors for battle for the victory is Yours! In Jesus Name we pray!

Blanca Holland
December 3, 2020

We are praying for the impossible thus being possible if we believe in GOD OF HEAVEN: bringing in the harvest of souls for all the promises made by our LORD JESUS YESHUA: that a flow of GOD’S oil of gladness and refreshing mercy pour over our nation and her people: thus bringing revival to the people of this nation: oozing to all other nations: bringing the balm of Gilead to all needing the healing process in their wounded soul. When we ask for justice it starts with the church and it rolls over to the ungodly. We must pray for America and our families declaring the prayer of Abraham about Sodom and Gomorrah: will you destroy America like Sodom and Gomorrah? Have mercy oh LORD ALMIGHTY in JESUS YESHUA NAME given to us by ABBA THE FATHER our CREATOR.

kay martin
December 3, 2020

Thank you for this article. I have been praying for all the souls in this conflict. I have been blessed or years by the redeemed Charles Colson. We don’t know who is in that company that can be redeemed by Almighty God. Keep our eyes on the Lord. Pray for HIs will be done.

Yvette Emard
December 3, 2020

Sadly these people don’t seem to know who the Great Avenger is. If they did they would not make such remarks. Everything is disheartening, how do we cope? Keep our eyes on Jesus… no matter what.

December 3, 2020

I agree. It grieves my heart when we are lynching folks in the name of justice. There is due process for a reason. But as God’s children, we are taking matters in our own hands? Did God not grant justice to our judges? If they are corrupt, we pray. If they did wrong we report it. But I agree that calling for death is not Godly, for the rest of the world does that enough. God called us to be “separate”…a “holy,” “peculiar” people. Leave the death penalty for our judges to sentence, and if they are corrupt, call for them to be investigated or tried but God help us to “as much as lieth in us be peaceable to all men.”
Father forgive us. Have mercy on us and help us to show mercy to others. Give our leaders wisdom & courage to uphold what is right and punish what is unlawful. May we forsake revenge for it is yours. In Jesus name, Amen
Romans 12:17-21

Patricia Tack
December 2, 2020

First I want to say that what diGenova said was totally out of order. However I am deeply frustrated that there is such a huge uproar about this but I am hearing nothing about the real, constant death threats and other types of threats made against the lawyers, whistleblowers, and witnesses that are trying to disclose voter fraud. There is nothing about the fact that someone has actually been beaten and hospitalized. Am I missing something? Where is the outcry about this? Is this “death threat” actually worse than these others that go on every day? I believe all of it is sick and I thank God for exposure and that we can pray for turn around and victory over this area of evil.

December 2, 2020

God help us!! I am totally against any speech of violence against someone who we disagree with. We are becoming like the radical left, who from the beginning have spewed such hatred and vile. This breaks my heart and I’m sure it breaks God’s heart. Lord have mercy on us and forgive us. Help us, your children, be your humble servants, showing love and praying day and night for this time of chaos. I know you are in control Lord. In the precious name of Jesus. Amen and amen.

December 2, 2020

Thank You Dr. Brown for calling us to guard our hearts and words to only say what is pleasing to God. We can speak the truth with love. Call out what is sin but show respect for those we oppose. Father God, help Your children those who have trusted in Jesus to remember to Do Justly, Love Mercy, and walk humbly with their God.
( Micah 6:8) I pray in the Precious Name of JESUS.

UK Intercessor
December 2, 2020

I am writing this as a UK Christian who is interceding for USA and in agreement with IFA. I prayed for two years for the Lord to deal with ISIS when President Obama was in office. President Trump was the Lord’s answer to prayer. It saddens me that American Christians do not realise how blessed the nation has been to have President Trump as a President. Try living in the UK. We cannot pray before a legislature meeting. We cannot pray before a news conference like Lin Wood was able to do today in Georgia. It saddens me that Christians in the USA do not understand the consequences of a Democratic President at this stage. Yes Christians must not condone violence. But please unite behind the truth that there was voter fraud and do not take for granted the blessing of religious freedom that you had under President Trump. Pray for us in the UK. I was in tears today that people could speak so freely about Jesus in the USA compared with the UK. Praying for President Trump to be re-elected and for true unity in the body of Christ. Blessings for my Christian family in USA.

    Ken Laurion
    December 2, 2020

    Thank you for standing with us and interceding on our behalf. God bless you and your fellow countrymen who are on their knees before God pleading for us. I, likewise, continue to lift up England, Great Britain, and the UK that God will again raise up a powerful evangelical witness of this historic land.

      UK Intercessor
      December 4, 2020

      Thank you brother and everyone at IFA for also praying for the UK. We may be across the pond but we are joined by the gospel. We Christians in the UK love our Christian family in the USA. Both UK and USA are under terrible spiritual attack to derail Brexit and President Trump. Is this a coincidence? This is all part of the enemy’s plan. But God is for us and with us. We wrestle not against flesh and blood and we are seeing more evidence of fraud in the US this week. I believe the Lord is moving. But the lie is not to vote in Georgia in the run offs. If Christians in the UK had not voted for Brexit, it would not be taking place. Lord please do not let the Dems flip Georgia. Blessings.

        UK Intercessor
        December 4, 2020

        PS. Christians must vote in the Georgia run offs.


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