Michael Brown, who’s warmly embraced as a sound brother-in-Christ by Reformed apologist, James White, recently took to Social Media to defend Kenneth Copeland’s private jets and his unhinged interview about the subject.
First, Copeland made discernment news for what appears to be a demon surfacing at several points throughout a surprise interview in Branson, Missouri. The topic was his defense for using ministry funds to own luxury private jets. Watch the video below.
Scary, huh? Spooky crazy…
So then, the world (and the church) largely recoiled at Copeland’s demonic and erratic demeanor. The press wasn’t that entranced or obsessed with Copeland’s owning of private aircraft; that has been reported on for many years. It’s old news. The new news was his demonic hissy fit on video.
However, Dr. Michael Brown, the chief apologist for the hyper-charismatic movement, took to Twitter to defend Copeland’s aircraft. We had reported last year how Brown endorsed Copeland as a brother in Christ, but now he’s endorsing his aircraft collection.
As Steven Kozar pointed out at the Pirate Christian blog, Brown’s math doesn’t compute.
So, using the lowest annual cost of $700,000 and dividing it by 12 months the cost to operate a jet is at least $58,333.33 per month. That comes to $1,944.44 per DAY. A more expensive jet would cost $5,000 to $10,000 per DAY. If Kenneth Copeland bought a new ticket every single day, he would have to spend at least $1,944.44 on each ticket to equal the cost of running one private jet, and that doesn’t even figure in the cost of actually purchasing the jet.
Math doesn’t stop Michael Brown from defending the indefensible.
That owning private jets (as opposed to inexpensive bush planes that missionaries use to get around) is “good stewardship” is as insanely foolish an idea as speaking in tongues. It’s gibberish nonsense. It’s the kind of blind absurdity that it takes a charismatic to believe.
There’s really not a single dumb idea or dumb false prophet who Michael Brown will not blindly endorse. That’s the thing about charismaticism; it is not of the Holy Spirit. If charismaticism was of the Holy Spirit, it would have a modicum of discernment.