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The mind or the Spirit?

Examining Rodney - Howard Browne's teaching

Rodney-Howard Browne consistently misquotes Scripture; for example he says the natural MIND does not receive the things of the Spirit of God. I Cor. 2:14 actually says is: “But the NATURAL MAN receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God.” Howard Browne fails to draw a distinction between the NATURAL MIND and the NATURAL MAN.

Browne declares “You can't understand what God is doing in these meetings with an analytical mind. The only way you're going to understand what God is doing is with your heart.” Get out of your minds. Step over into the river of God.” Also he tells people to "step over into the realm of the supernatural.” Nowhere does the Bible teach us to go into the realm of the supernatural. God breaks through the world we are in not the reverse.

You don't suppress your mind to experience the Spirit. If we put our minds at rest or in neutral, we become passive. We become like a sponge soaking up whatever is given to us. We are also to guard our hearts because our own heart can deceive us. By repeating words such as get them drunk, fill fill, ho ho ho. This becomes a mantra that shuts off the mind which puts one into an altered state. If we put our minds at rest or in neutral, we become sponges and soak up whatever is given to us including the dirt. God has communicated to man via our intellect not our feelings or our spirit only.

Romans 12:2 - We are transformed by the renewing of our mind.( through the Word.). Not by experiences, this means it is not subjective but objective.

1Cor. 2:16 - We have the mind of Christ. We are to be alert and sober minded. Just as Christ used his mind we are to also.

We are to love God with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength. All these go together. They are unified for our worship, service and living, not separate components.

The mind is our protection and is not to be put aside and belittled as we hear so many teaching today. We are hearing that one can't understand the things of the Spirit with it, but the truth is that we can't understand spiritual things without it. Hosea 4:6 says-“My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge because they have rejected knowledge.” This requires thinking not feeling. God communicates with mankind via the intellect and senses such as sight and hearing and not being exclusive to feelings, knowledge is received through the mind, it does not by pass it. So what Browne is teaching not only goes against Scripture but they way we learn according to scientific facts.

The bibe says -The Word became flesh. Logos is the word from which we get the terms for logic and reasoning.

Over and over in Scripture, we hear the saying that the Word of the Lord came to Ezekiel, Jeremiah, and the other prophets. Rarely does it say the Spirit came. God revealed himself to the prophets by His Word. Yet the Word and the Spirit are synonomous, they work together.

When there was no Word there was disarray and famine for ones spiritual life and communication to God would cease.

It has always been the Cults that operate by having someone leave their mind at the door, disengaging it in some way. Jesus engaged the whole person, especially the mind. He answered the questions of the people giving them answers not avoiding them. Nowhere did he tell them not to think. In fact he gave long sermons teaching them, enaging their minds.

The Holy Spirit's illumination is when the mind is in full use (not passive ). The oldest enemy of the church was Gnosticism. The Gnostics believed that God communicated revelation directly to the spirit it would bypass the mind and would not use doctrine as its guide for truth. What we are seeing today is none other than a Gnostic revival which is diametrically opposed to the way that God has already revealed would be the method he would use to communicate with us.

This is something we really need to think about! Don't you think!



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