2Pe 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2Pe 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
Php 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Php 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
I first became aware of Jim Brown just a couple of weeks ago through a video I watched, where he first stated;“the English language is a harlot language” my first initial reaction was one of disbelief! I wondered how in the world could a “biblical teacher” believe this to be so? I also was terribly uncomfortable in the manner in which he spoke, he seemed to be yelling, as if yelling was going to hammer into my mind that he was speaking truth. He kept making statements that one “needs to know Greek” to fully understand the bible! My first thought was that this man is leading a “cult” like group, because I have experienced the “fruits” of a cult leader. Then I saw in the title of the video a word, which was new to me, it was Gematria. Well my mind immediately felt alerted, so I did a Google search, and this is what I found in the Wikipedia, it is a direct quote:
“Gematria or gimatria (Hebrew: גימטריה gēmaṭriyā) is a system of assigning numerical value to a word or phrase, in the belief that words or phrases with identical numerical values bear some relation to each other, or bear some relation to the number itself as it may apply to a person’s age, the calendar year, or the like. It is likely that the term derives from the order of the Greek alphabet, gamma being the third letter of the Greek alphabet (gamma + tria). Alternatively, the word “gematria” is generally held to derive from Greek geōmetriā, “geometry“, which was used as a translation of gēmaṭriyā, though some scholars believe it to derive from Greek grammateia, rather; it’s possible that both words had an influence on the formation of the Hebrew word. It has been extant in English since the 17th century from translations of works by Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. Although ostensibly derived from Greek, it is largely used in Jewish texts, notably in those associated with the Kabbalah.”
I hope you caught the last sentence which is in bold, “associated with the Kabbalah.” If you are like me, I’ve only recently come in contact with this word “Kabbalah” through the entertainment news which informed which celebrities were believing in and practicing this form of a religous belief system. Here is the definition of what Kabbalah represents as reported in Wikipedia: “
“Kabbalah, also spelled Kabala or Qabbālâ (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה literally “receiving”), is an esoteric method, discipline and school of thought. Its definition varies according to the tradition and aims of those following it, from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism, to its later Christian, New Age, or Occultist syncretic adaptations. Kabbalah is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between an unchanging, eternal and mysterious Ein Sof (no end) and the mortal and finite universe (his creation). While it is heavily used by some denominations, it is not a religious denomination in itself. Inside Judaism, it forms the foundations of mystical religious interpretation. Outside Judaism, its scriptures are read outside the traditional canons of organised religion. Kabbalah seeks to define the nature of the universe and the human being, the nature and purpose of existence, and various other ontological questions. It also presents methods to aid understanding of these concepts and to thereby attain spiritual realisation.”
“Kabbalah originally developed entirely within the realm of Jewish thought and kabbalists often use classical Jewish sources to explain and demonstrate its esoteric teachings.” “These teachings are thus held by followers in Judaism to define the inner meaning of both the Hebrew Bible and traditional Rabbinic literature, their formerly concealed transmitted dimension, as well as to explain the significance of Jewish religious observances. “
So we see that “Kabbalah“ is mystical in it’s nature brought about by rabbinic teachers, these “rabbinic teachers” are NOT Christian, so their thoughts are coming from a darkened mind of sinful flesh, and not by the Holy Spirit!
This is how I came to the conclusion that Jim Brown, who is utilizing an “occult” practice of Gematria to understand scriptures, is a false teacher. We have the Holy Spirit which will teach us all we need to know concerning the Lord’s word;
1Jn 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
Php_3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Joh_16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
After I found out the meaning of Gematria My next step was to search out if any other person had discovered this man to be a false teacher, all I found was a complaint by a man who was involved for a while with this ministry, he stated, and I quote..
…..“It is really sad that someone who claims to represent the teachings of God, is having his employees harass other religious entities behind the scenes. Jim Brown who is Minister of Grace & Truth Ministries in Hendersonville Tennessee, has had several of his cronies call on via the phone, e-mail, or sometimes on site of a competing Church, and attack the beliefs of that congregation who Brown deems not to be a true Christian by his own beliefs.”
“Brown’s hard-core cult-like teachings of the Bible, attract a fringe group of Christians who wish to exalt themselves over traditional groups such as Catholics, Baptists, Pentecostal, and any other religious group they deem worthy of attack.”
“Brown is not man enough himself to do the dirty work, so he has his followers or low-paid employees do it for him. They call people anonymously and verbally attack them with their views of the Bible. They send CDs and literature as well to unsuspecting churches who they target.”
“For several years. Brown and his group have been brokering airtime of cable systems across the country to carry their television ministry and raise donations. Brown hired an out of work heavy metal radio disc jockey – Dave Tuckmantel – to contact TV outlets to carry the weekly broadcasts.”
“Tuckmantel is responsible for harassing many religious organizations in behalf of Brown, and hap-hazardly boasts of his activities in the name of God.”
“This is completely unacceptable behavior and unethical for a religious entity to behave in such a manner. I was a supporter of Grace & Truth Ministries for quite sometime, however after learning of these shameful activities, I have since severed ties with them.”
“I feel the public needs to be aware of their activities and unethical behavior of Jim Brown and his Grace & Truth Ministries.“
There was another, person a woman who commented on this complaint board, who also had dealings with this group, this is what she had stated and I quote…..“wow…I feel like I’ve talked myself into a blank space with an indictment against Jim. WELL, I’m not here for that…I, initially, was here to stand up for what Jim has done and is doing. Jim has a healthy study habit which has/ does produce tremendous information in support of the Bible. I feel like a viable candidate to speak for that aspect of Jim’s ministry. But, within this ‘filtering’ of argumentation I have come to realize by my own words that my feelings are just as true for not going to his church. My feelings should have NOTHING to do with those who feel healthy within that church environment. It was Jim who did pull me out of so many problems so long ago … he was ‘the hammer’ that knocked me out of me… I have evolved into who I am because of that…and evolved out of going there. I don’t make this a moral implication or mental evolution…it’s just that I’m not there anymore because of what I feel to be ‘in lack of’ a healthy environment for my own family. I hope this has helped anyone — maybe only me”.
There was not much out there on the web who stood up against Jim Brown and his teaching, which I found surprising because this man has been around for a while. I could find no real testimony on how the Lord found him, (how he was saved) and that makes me highly suspicious, because when you meet the Lord by and through His Holy Spirit, you know you met with God and you can’t help but proclaim it from the roof tops!
Now I have run across a man who is speaking out against this man and gives his reason why this man, Jim Brown, of “Grace & Truth Ministries” is what I’ve expected….a false teacher….a heretic of the worse kind. Here are some of his discoveries concerning this ungodly, and unholy ministry!
“Jim Brown says – “THE BIBLE IS FULL OF LIES – THERE ARE NO DEMONS”! ( Series – Doctrine of the Devil, #3030)”
“More than once in this tape this man blurts out “the Bible is full of lies”! But he is quick to catch himself and clarifies by saying – “I didn’t say the Bible is a lie, but that the Bible is full of lies”!”
“BABIES ARE BORN INNOCENT AND BECOME SINNERS ONLY WHEN THEY SIN”.
“(Series – Predestination and Atonement, #2903)”
“This is a denial of the ‘Doctrine of the Original Sin‘ and the ‘The doctrine of Imputation‘.”
“The preacher who teaches that men are ‘born innocent’ and only become sinners when they sin has understood neither the enormity of the FALL nor the Gospel!”
“JIM BROWNS’ WARPED VIEW OF REGENERATION! ((Series – Predestination and Atonement, #2903)”
““I was about four years old, I was this INNOCENT little boy, I didn’t know my right hand from my left . . . I don’t know what my first sin was, I was alive without the law once . . . ” (by ‘alive without the law once’ Jim Brown means he was sinless until he was four. In fact he asserts that when Paul said this in Romans 7:9 he was referring to his sinlessness as a child)”
“He goes on to say that when he was six or seven that’s when he first sinned and that’s when he died (spiritually)!”
These are just a few excerpts of what he has written……to read more detailed information here is the link;
I would just like to add that I tried to listen to other video’s of this Jim Brown, and I suffered through the most excruciating mental pain of trying to understand what this man was teaching concerning the birth of Cain, and what I did pick up before my computer froze, was that Jim Brown stated “that there was more than ONE VIRGIN birth, Eve and God created Cain! Once my computer un-froze, I could not get back to the same video. But I did have a headache that lasted a good half hour before it disappeared! That my dear brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus is a sure sign of “human reasoning” being taught, there was no Unction of the Holy Spirit in this man’s teaching, which proves he knows not the Jesus Christ of the Bible, that he relies on his fallen human reasoning while utilizing occult tools, which were brought about by men who were NOT saved, but by Jewish rabbinical teachers! I love the body of Christ especially the babes in Christ, for they have not the capacity to discern what is of the Lord and of the devil, because it “sounds good” to them, but that is the trick of “wolves in sheep’s clothing”. I know what it is to be deceived while being a babe in Christ, I have the stripes that my soul, my mind, and my faith suffered due to “doctrine of demons”, and it took the Lord years to undue it, as I was able to receive His Truth. So by the loving grace of my Heavenly Father, through the mediation of Jesus Christ, and by the sealing of the Holy Spirit, I am where I am, and I will NOT stifle or be afraid to stand up against any false teacher, pastor, or so-called spiritual leader that knows not the Christ of the Bible, His Gospel, His Truth which is all due to His Love for His children, and whoa to those that are a stumbling block to His young flock!
As the Word of the Lord states:
Eph 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Eph 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Eph 5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Eph 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Eph 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Eph 5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Eph 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Col 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
Col 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
May our Gracious Heavenly Father through the unction of His Holy Spirit give you the grace to set you free from all false doctrines and those that teach it. For I am assured of this one thing, that the Lord shall NOT lose ONE of His Sheep, and He shall deliver you out of the claws of false teaching and their leaders, for our hope is only in Him and not of ourselves.
Be blessed…….In His Eternal Love…..