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DRUNK BEGGAR ENTERS A CHURCH AND ASK TO SING

Discussion in 'Christian Spirituality Forum' started by Heart2Soul, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. Heart2Soul

    Heart2Soul Well-Known Member

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    This Pastor goes to churches in Brazil disguised as a drunk to test how the church receives him. It made me cry...had to watch it 3 times....there is a huge anointing on this! Sorry it has English subtitles.



    Quote from a person who is from Brazil and has seen him:
    Hi! I am from Brazil. He is a former beggar that dresses this way and enters all churches in Brazil to see how they will treat him. To teach people not to be hipocritical anymore. To teach them that church is God's home, not theirs. And he has truly a beautiful and powerful voice to praise Lord. It has nothing to do with promote himself or the church he visits. It has nothing to do with a drunk pretending to be saved, to find the path. It has to do with showing hipocritical people. In the end of all his visits, he reveals his identity to all. He is also a pastor. You will see videos where he is not dressed like a beggar. That is it!
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    Vexatious Active Member

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    A disruptive drunk should be escorted out of the sanctuary. Taken to the kitchen, given some coffee and maybe some grub. But, this was staged by the church staff, so they knew it would end in a beautiful song, rather than a vulgar tirade.
     
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    Willie T Well-Known Member

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    Makes me wish I knew Portuguese..
     
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    1stCenturyLady Well-Known Member

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    You don't know that. Psalms 1:1
     
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    What I don't know is what you mean.
     
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    Mayflower Well-Known Member

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    I do agree with this, but also to share Christ and have them feel welcomed. If they are a disruptive drunk in service, chances are they wouldn't remember. Reach out to this person and have them feel welcomed, that is the responsibility of the church.
     
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    By the way @Vexatious welcome to Christianity Board. :)
     
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    This takes me back to another testimony particularly on behalf of my wife which I have told before but maybe not on this forum.

    Where we attended church services regularly for a number of years the people regularly dressed for church in the best apparel they could, which usually meant long covering dresses and suits and ties. I believed (and still believe) in looking my best for God so I also wore a full suit and tie, but this one experience brought clearly home to me that some people among them (among us) would take on an attitude against a visitor who didn't meet their (our)expectations... the expectations of men.

    One evening a middle-aged lady unknown to us came into our meeting wearing filthy threadbare clothing. She smelled very strongly of alcohol and other things that would have offended nearly anyone's nose. Yet, she really did come in with a repentant attitude. She walked up to the front of the congregation and knelt down at an altar to pray and ask for God's mercy, for God's help. The men in the congregation understandably did not approach her but it really bothered me that neither the pastor or nor any of the other ministers moved from their places. (I was not any kind of formal minister at the time.) In the background, but loud enough for many people including the praying lady to hear, one of the pastor's sons spoke the heavily sarcastic words, "Who lit up the cross over the church?"

    Of all of the sisters present, only one, my wife, recognized the lady's need, walked up, knelt beside her and prayed with her while putting her arms around the woman who no one normally in their flesh would want to touch. [The lady smelled. She stunk.] When I saw my wife was alone, that not one other sister moved to join her, I got up and walked forward and stood behind my wife laying my hands on her and joined with them in prayer. [There was more to the story, but I'll not tell it here and now.]

    That was the beginning of the end of our stay in that assembly. God did lead us elsewhere.


    "For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;

    And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

    Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?" James 2:2-4
     
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