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September 28, 2022 4:31 pm
The following program is recorded content created by the Truth Network friends. There's a reason that the radical left cannot reproduce long term for the light a fire with your host will scholar and cultural commentator Dr. Michael Brown your voice for more savvy and spiritual clarity called 866-34-TRUTH to get him a lot of wire and now there's your host Dr. Michael Brown. Thanks so much for joining us absolutely delighted to spend this time with your friends. I believe the fire in my heart is going to jump into your heart as well. I believe you will be ignited with truth today could be life transforming. So thanks for being part of the broadcast years number to call the phone lines are open for any question. Any comment on any subject, will get to that a little later in the broadcast but is much as possible this week I want to open the phone lines widely for all your calls or your comments all your questions.
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866-34-TRUTH. It's 866-348-7884 that is the number to call. Okay a few years ago there was an article that got my attention. Then there actually a bunch of articles written about this subject.
I'm a bit read a couple of excerpts. This was gate stone Institute international policy counsel Julie McCarthy May 6, 2017. The title of the articles, Europe's childless leaders sleepwalking us to disaster.
The pelican, Europe's childless leaders sleepwalking us to disaster and some of that. The key points of the article is Europe's leaders have no children.
They seem to have no reason to worry about the future of their continent, quoted from Douglas Murray in the times that Europe today has little desire to reproduce itself fight for itself or even take its own side in an argument, Joshua Mitchell said finding ourselves becomes more important than building a world so here's the article.
There have never been so many childless politicians leading Europe as today will not living in Europe and not knowing about the background of some of these political leaders.
It didn't dawn, be it Angulo Merkel of Germany or be it macron in France or just one after another.
They had the kids that the kids the Mets and the evil people because of its elder godless evil people is just very interesting there, one after another after another didn't have children now. Would you agree with me all of you who are parents that having children gives you a different perspective on the world on life on on the future on what matters then your perspective before you chilled if you want have a family, even if you've always wanted to have a big family and do all this and yes it but having children, raising children, nurturing children, it does give you certain perspective and now with our grandchildren, our youngest about to turn 16, the oldest out of this your trust.
22 rights or even our grandchildren older than you think about their kids.
It does affect your perspective. So the article continues. These leaders are modern, open minded and multicultural and they know the code. Everything finishes with them in the short term being childless is a relief since it means no spending for families no sacrifices that no one complains about the future consequences is in the research report financed by the European Union quote no kids, no problem, of course, that's a terribly shortsighted way of thinking because no children means no society, no children means no support for the elderly. This becoming a crisis all around the world now on average for every childbearing woman.
So the average ages of childbearing say roughly 18 to 44 and trips childbearing years. Again, this just in precise figures general figures yet to average about 2.1 children per every childbearing woman to keep society afloat.
When you start to get under those numbers or get precariously low of 1.6 or 1.3 or 1.1 or something society cannot sustain itself. You do not have adequate support for the elderly and and the society will begin to crumble. So China's ill advised one child per couple policy has really hurt the nation and may hurt the nation.
Long-term from Japan to Russia to Greece to Spain to Italy the same problem has arisen where there have not been enough children. The only thing that's keeping America above that level is is basically immigrants that an inference for some years now.
Now, what's interesting is in religious homes, be it Muslim or Christian or Jewish there more kids on average there more kids Muslims leading the way. Of course, the highest highs would be traditional ultra-Orthodox Jews would have the highest one of my rabbi friends were theological possible murder of her friends has 14 kids and is it is not something uncommon in the neighborhood where he lives.
I think of that so but you haven't Latin America other parts the world wears Christian population is growing. A lot of it is by much really is. That's how Islam grows large families. The more secular you gash the more religion does not play a major role, then the less children you have right now you have a phenomenon say Japan with homes for the elderly. You don't you don't have an environment within just live with the kids because there just is not adequate number of kids they can support the system. There you actually ever developing robots up robot dogs and things did get to be companions to the elderly.
You have attempts to Russia to have more babies. Japan is a go home from work early today that be with your spouse that have children at these campaigns there, but they're pushing for these things hungry is been more successful by encouraging things and and passing laws to benefit moms with kids, etc., but somehow you take God out of the equation.
It seemed his broad really different religions, you take God out of the equation you take large families out of the equation. You have a society that cannot reproduce itself and it's part of what the radical left produces so the same with abortion right who has the vision for life for children who looks at children as more something to discard if it's not the right time and setting, etc. so the radical left is militantly pro-abortion.
So who's going to have more babies just dislike it. Gay activists right okay there yet.
There are homosexual couples that love each other and and love the kids that they have adopted or had from previous heterosexual marriage, saying that there there will be devoted parents are caring in many cases because they can't provide with a mother and father together can provide because it's either to mothers or to fathers, as does this just the reality right on my my best day is the most devoted parent I can ever be. I wasn't. Nancy wasn't a mother I did not have what she had.
I did not bring which she brought in on her best day she was. Alicia was in the father solicitous realities and the.
The challenges of bringing a child into this world or adopting a child for a gay couple is a whole lot more difficult than a heterosexual couple just go through the natural process of love and intimacy in producing children. So who's going to have more children. Couples that are couples the way God ordained couples to be a male and a female right so that's just the realities as me that every gay person is a child predator evil know it's just these just biological realities. So the left, especially the radical left can be pro-abortion to be pro-same-sex marriage is not going to esteem family across the board the same as those were God centered and see the beauty and union of coming together as one in producing children and have a vision for future generations in the same what is just not going to happen.
So it's interesting now is there is a new prime minister in Italy and I'm looking at headline after headline where she is being vilified so the first female Georgia Maloney and one of our grads in Italy sent me a clip of one of her speeches out of plate except it's an Italian is with captions and she's talking about the left and their attack on identity so you can't have national identity that's wrong you.
You can't have religious identity that's wrong.
You can't have flood gender identity that's wrong. She's nailing these things right, and I'm looking at headline after headline like this one on the Washington Examiner.
The left fear Italy's new prime minister and that is where they vilify her so they're making her into this in the radical right can be dangerous and all the side aisle know much about her. So Mike in a comment beyond just a little clip that I that I want talk about but on this clip she says look him Italian Christian, mother. I'm a woman like you all the things that come under attack from the left.
Now there is an unhealthy nationalism that are spoken out against an unhealthy Christian nationalism that have spoken against, but there is a healthy, I love God I love my country. I love God.
I appreciate my country and I want to see my country do well if my country does well we can be a blessing to the rest of the world, but that's good. Great got the shape right in that since God bless America must be a blessing to the world great, Christian loves America great and I'm a Bill Madden Bill Libby and Amanda great got so all these identities in themselves can be good and fine, but there is this blurring of everything. His friends is is what happens. I have a quote from Francis Schaeffer, 1968. Talk about sexual activism as this is a year before the Stonewall riots in the explosion of the modern gay liberation movement. Gay revolution, etc. in Francis Schaeffer's talking about that that the homosexual movement is it the activist was going to do away with with these absolute identities male-female. These distinctive so where we've gone now were going out over to transgender identity and those kinds of things where we we've seen things progress. Inevitably friends this. This is what you can expect good news is that everything reproduces after its own kind. That's the good news everything reproduces after its own kind and certain things to not reproduce well and other things reproduce, really, really well. God's ways are ways of thriving God's ways are ways of reproducing friends if we will simply live out God's principles. We will outlast these other revolutions and will be standing when they have fallen is the gospel truth want to go show today. Call 866-3487 80 line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown on the line of fire by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown is joining us.
I wanted take you back in my own personal history and then in some of the social history of America. To give you some insights on what's happening in the culture today and some of the real battles that we are facing now in John I chapter. Speaking of Jesus. It tells us that he came full of grace and truth, not grace or truth, but grace and truth are gospel must be a gospel of grace and truth. As Paul says in Ephesians 4, speaking the truth in love Thomas so well said that if we care about other people. We tell them the truth. If we care about ourselves.
We tell them what they want to hear. So the selfless thing to do is to speak the truth in love, regardless of cost or consequence. It was in 2004 that the Holy Spirit laid on my heart a calling of burden to help push back against the tide of homosexual activists. Now it was a strange thing.
On the one hand, because it's not my own background of the heavy drug user. Before I was a believer, I was in all because a rebellion as a teenager, but of always had header heterosexuality is all I've ever known, but attracted to women. This is all of ever known. So why, why would I have a burden, and in this area. It's a part of my background. I did have a particular burden to reach out to the gay and lesbian community that was nuts on them specifically laid on my heart to do on Jewish about a special burden reach out to Jewish people, but had that and that's okay.
Why why this bird, what, why me, my PhD is in near Eastern languages and literatures from York University it's it's it's not in family counseling or gender studies or things like that so so why meet when I began to sense was no one gets to sit this out this is something that's going to affect the nation must begin to study and look at these things, I realized that even then, 2004 through talking. 18 years ago that this was already the principal threat to freedom of religion, speech and conscience in America and that nobody got to sit this out okay so I had this burden about the issues about the activism, but I knew it, in order that to have God's heart and you care about the people I need to have God's heart for the people so II made appointments to meet with local gay or lesbian activist to sit so they could tell me their story. I began to read everything I could about the history that that the gay revolution gay liberation movement began to read stories of pastors that were gay pastors and set i.e. I had demons cast out of L1 through electroshock therapy. Nothing worked. I realize God made me gay books like holy homosexuals, a stranger at the gate and things like that to try to understand their perspective better and smart. My heart would be moved in early 2005. A lot of this came together I was I was with some colleagues. We were praying and fasting for the Supreme Court for the overturning of Roe V Wade and adjust silent prayer and I heard this in my spirit reach out and resist reach out and resist reach out to the people with compassion resist the agenda with courage and I understood even then that reach out to the people required tremendous compassion because many have been hurt many have been rejected. Many feel hated by the church.
Many were misunderstood or mistreated by their own families so it's just like if you're at the beach all day. You got a bad sunburn and I didn't know it and I saw yesterday how you doing this, slap your shoulder is used. Jobs like well I barely touched yet but you really sensitive summing this in a critical way people would really hurt and burned in and rejected the can be more sensitive so I understood the to reach out required, unusual compassion, reach out to the people with compassion resist the agenda with courage. I also understood that the moment you begin to speak out about these issues, you will be hating will be rejected. You will be vilified. You will be if you will be accused because of homosexual be called every name under the book to be called Nazi in the homophobic. All of this, so I knew it took courage to do's booth was a clear calling from the Lord. So since then I've been on the front lines of the culture wars.
Since then I have been profiled by the Southern poverty Law Center, the SPLC a few years back. They but maybe a decade ago.
They put out this article on 30 leaders of the new radical right, dangerous people like David Duke, former grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan or Malik solution bylaws a form or from the leader of the new Black Panthers and me quote anti-gay yacht was a bit on the list of glad the gay lesbian Alliance against defamation, which I nickname the game was an alliance against disagreement. They put out the commentator accountability project. They had 36 people initially is grown, but these were conservative news commentators and and and experts and things that they were telling all the networks do not let these people on your network. Do not let them give their point of view it's poisonous and toxic. You do not need their viewpoint was on that list early on human rights campaign, the world's largest gay activist lobbying organization of human rights campaign so they they had me on their their hit list for exporting hate. I was invited to Peru some years back to speak to congressional leaders and university chancellors and to discuss with them to discuss with them what happens when you normalize same-sex marriage. We define marriage in and you you open the door to transgender activism things.
What happens I start similar to demonize anyone.
There's no hate here so your best friends in the world may be gay, lesbian, transom your coworkers. Maybe this is just not the Demos I just want you know the social consequences so a been involved on the front lines. I been asked to be on TV and meet with political leaders in different countries and things as a court expert and I said you understand my doctor I'm not Dr. this field. You understand that this is yeah you the person what was calling of God and I immersed myself in these things, and inherent years back.
Friend said to me Mike, what you doing this what you waste your time on these issues that mean you're your revival preacher and you you got a heart suit to see the Jewish people saved and you want your apologist at all if I'm doing all that haven't stopped doing any of the other things but I told him I said look I feel like an umbrella salesman in the desert and and there is a storm coming a big storm coming and you like Mike why why you have all these umbrellas and what you building more warehouses and making more bills were here in the desert. There is no right so that this storm coming in for quite a few years now, metaphorically speaking, we have not been able to make enough umbrellas. We have not been able to put out enough umbrellas because the storm has been here in massive ways.
And now you can go through a day in the news without something news about transgender this or gay this or it's just everywhere. We are facing it.
It's the world we live in. Well, wake up.
We been shouting it and others were shouting it long before I saw it long before I caught. Now here's what's really interesting in the middle of all of this in the middle of all of this key key group whose very existence must be attacked. His very existence must be denied his ex-gay experience. If you exist if you can be a former homosexual or a former transgender.
It undermines the entire movement. It undermines the whole energy of LGBT Q plus activism. Why, because gay activist brilliantly saw that hey we we must position ourselves as the inheritors of the civil rights movement. Americans don't want to be bigots anymore.
We we don't want to be discriminatory Malik. We were in the past, so this is now the new the new racism that your anti-gay your anti-trans and the equivalent is hey were born this way we can change it sin. They it's immutable. This is the way we are. This is the way will always be there for this is our right and you have to recognize our rights and Americans want to be open-minded and tolerant and recognize those rights so that means that those who were allegedly ex-gay extra no you cannot exist.
You must be proven to be frauds you. You're in your neck of the last you're just acting. It cannot be because it undermines the whole now here's a truly interested back in history going back in history so gay activism really launch powerfully late 60s with Stonewall riots as part of the sexual revolution of the 60s. Is that really comes into prominence.
Gay activist Rosa. Can we have two major enemies to deal with two major enemies 11 of those enemies is the world of of psychology, psychiatry, because it says that homosexuality is a disorder that is a sickness that it's like schizophrenia or some other disorder like that right so that is one target we must change the thinking of the psychiatric, psychological, profession, the other enemy is the world of religion, and in America being really Christian. The world of the world of Christianity, the church because the church says this is a sin. I'm revisiting some some game meeting and at a Local Pl. in Charlotte, NC to hear talk about can you begin Christian from a pastor and they were giving out literature there not a sickness medicine, not a sickness not a sin debt that that is the mindset so to say it's not a sickness is not a disorder, and is not sent well will psychiatry that turned around very quickly very quickly. 9073 1975 that shifted that left one more battle the world of the church, the world of religion by friends with Rebecca. I think you'll find this very very interesting as we continue to think some calls, 866-3487 line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown on the line of fire by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown someone let me just continue with the history for moment in 1973 the American psychiatric Association APA reversed its stance and said that homosexuality should not be looked at as a disorder in any way, or the hindrance to people's normal functioning and then two years later the American psychological Association followed suit, and then it was, like dominoes, all the other groups so you'll see these long lists that they they've all normalized homosexuality, etc. this is not a disorder it's it's not in proper function or anything like that so that that's just like dominoes, but that that happen very very quickly. That's a whole other story is to have a habit that happen very very quickly the battle with the church that remains the battle. The battle was the Bible say that remains the battle so there is an endless assault to try to get us to reinterpret the Bible we been misreading the Bible and in this is what you'll find. With consistency you will find this with consistency that someone ratchet went to another theologian, a liberal theologian that doesn't even believe Jesus rose from the dead to disbelieve. The Bible is the word of God's regular interpret things and all kinds of different ways I can talk about that a sincere belief in Jesus follower Jesus lover, but as the saints is a child 10 years old. You love the Lord and in your friend's right by this that's that's holy Sally that's holy Joe I be that they joke about you because you you really seem serious about the Lord, that your 1112 years old in your reading the Bible more serious about your faith in and your friends.
Little by little 12 and 13 are talking a lot more about the opposite sex in the notice, and the opposite sex a lot more, but you're not there. It is not yet not noticing why well by creatures of spiritual love Jesus so much because you're not concerned about this thing, but now your thoughts. What know it can't be your starting to have injury noticing the same sex can't be your note. You're attracted to the same sex you you're having lustful thoughts about know they can't be.
That's not right.
No, you can't will prematurely tell anybody right to pray about you talk to Lauren about it just make this thing go wait to make this bad thing go away and you remember you wow. Even when I was like younger, I felt little different than others, maybe.
Well, no, no, no, I'm just gonna pray about you fast but nothing happens. Maybe in the deliverance of Micah to tell people what I need deliverance from and have someone pray for me to break this thing will add this to some struggle, some past you to break something.
I'm sure sure Sally sure Joe but that nothing happens.
Now you're 15 or 16 you and that the sizing stronger and it's terrifying hotel youth pastor because the good of the kids in front of you. Look at you funny. You can tell your parents consider to think like what it averaging that's wrong.
So get online you start your research.
You look into it and you discover okay this is very interesting this I gay this gay Christian that in gay Bible studies in a Christian network in the room met all what what you say we've misinterpreted the Bible sent Jesus never talked about that at all is in Paul's misunderstood and yet we know without under the Mosaic law anymore and slick could be this way God made me silly. Slick. How is nothing wrong with me.