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Featured Street Preacher cries out: The soul who continues to sin will die

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    07-07-07 Active Member

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    In this video, a street preacher declares what is written: whoever continues in sin will die.

     
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    Willie T Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how many people he chased from God that day.
     
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    I thank God for using this man, seen in the video, to speak truth to the world. It was a great day indeed for the Kingdom. No person should be ashamed of hearing this man’s message unless they are of the world (the religious, worldly, civil-minded, peaceful citizens etc.) and not of Christ; they are the fearful and found yet another excuse to run and hide from God as they have done all their lives.


    Great video, at a time of the Ash Wednesday/Mardi Gras festivities! Most of the bystanders either mocked him or ran past him quickly.


    Bless you,


    APAK
     
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    This needs to be taught gently in churches not preached on the street. Unless a person is given an alternative to sin...the power of grace...it will sound like condemnation.
     
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    1stCenturyLady Well-Known Member

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    Have you noticed that there are many people who use the modern versions that do not include the rest of Romans 8:1, the 'condition,' and believe that all they need to do is believe in Jesus, and they can sin up a storm and still be saved?
     
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    "Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee." Jerem 7:27

    Yes, we shall when God tells us to do so, even if He also tells that they will not listen, they will not hear!

    "And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them." Ezek 3:4

    "But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted." Ezek 3:7

    So speak it anyway because it is God's will even when not one is listening, not one is hearing, not one is repentant.

    Who knows when just one of the hearers will be hungry and thirsty for righteousness and there you are ready to be used of God:

    "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." Matt 5:6
     
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    And where is this "church" of which you speak? Must it be located in a physical building? The man may be pressing beyond where most believers would press and in a place and way where most believers would not, but...

    Consider that most so-called believers would not dare to make the effort even if God had assured them that there would be some good results...! Then again probably many of the same who would not dare would also be among the first to pin a label of cultist on JWs and Mormons or others [some certainly very sincere] who knocked on the doors of strangers to share what they believed was "good news". Who do you believe would be most pleasing to God?
     
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    We are to run interference, as it were, for others. We are made poor so that others may be made rich. That means we take on....in the brethren...the difficulties and the challenges of society by warfare in the Spirit.

    This is not about buildings and religion. It is about fraternity in agape and experience with the spiritual struggle to influence the world towards Christ.

    Now the direct approach may work at a given point.....but there is groundwork to establish first.

    It is too easy to just pass on the difficulties to others by making the problems the fault of others....rather than taking on the responsibility ourselves for the condition of the world. Moses stood in the gap with God for his people. We can do no less.
     
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    I could be wrong but I am not sure that is the message they need to hear.
     
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    I think "The Church" would be found with him sitting down with a hurting person and talking and listening to them..... NOT in buying an electronic bullhorn so he can blast people 100' away about how disgustingly sorry they are.
     
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    Shame on you. Where does this criticism come from? Certainly not from above. You no doubt would have condemned the prophets too.
     
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    You may offer a good place for groundwork, but in my experience many places scarcely move beyond the milk. Some fall short on that. The purpose of ministers is to help people move to the meat where those particular five types are not longer necessary.

    So then when a person needs and desires God, God will use what is available to give the person what he really needs. Sometimes a man preaching or reaching on the street is all that is available. Sometimes there is less than that... God is always able. This is why I am slow to criticize to harshly or even at all anyone who is making an effort even though I may see the weakness of that effort.

    Will not God supply the difference no matter how great it is?
     
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    A man must do what he believes God called him to do in the way that he can...or is directed by God. That we do not all agree is certain when we look at the numerous "Christian" assemblies in every town around us. How does a person properly witness? I can agree there should be a better way, but like Jeremiah and Ezekiel sometimes we are sent only to announce Truth without even a single person who is going to respond to us as we might like... It must always be done God's Way which is not the same for each part of the Body... We must only agree with God.
     
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    hmm, second time I've said this this am, but we do have two illustrations of "you taught in our streets" that should be considered imo? Personally I would beat the guy with a stick or something handy myself, hopefully he got arrested too
     
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    Who seems to go to great lengths to get our focus off of sin rather than on it, imo
    don't get me wrong I repeat that same message to greasy-gracers like 50 times a day, but imo the street is condemned for that even in Scripture? So maybe I would give him a break maybe, only whack him once or twice :)
     
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    Our ministry is one of reconciliation to God. The fact that a relationship with God is without sin...could be seen as a by-product of that relationship. So our focus should be on that reconciliation. Too much emphasis on the by-product of a life without God...sin...can easily get in the way of the message that God desires fellowship with us puny humans.

    Are we created only to stop sinning...or are we created for fellowship with God?

    People no longer react to scare tactics. It portrays God as a terrorist of sorts. Love is better. Let the difficulties fall on we who are called to spread the gospel. Let the sinlessness be in us....and on us. Let us be the light in the world. Let us show the world the grace of God.
     
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    Matthew 5
    [21] Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:[22] But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
     
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    Perhaps he missed it when he opened his mouth, but that was really not my point. I've seen some really 'good' men of God miss the Spirit and say the wrong thing. Those men I knew something about. This man I know only from the video. So then until I know better his heart, I still have to say take it slow on the criticism. There is a time to be silent or to speak and God knows when. Hopefully, we are paying attention to Him so as to know how to react before we do. In interim is it wrong to pray?

    God told the prophet Samuel to stop mourning for rejected Saul, but before hearing that Samuel was mourning for the man. It is always best to hear from God, but if we do not is it best shout him down based on our own conclusions or to simply remain silent waiting for God?

    Some of those who avoided him may have been correct, but it the ones who mocked that make me wonder. Should we mock anyone proclaiming Jesus because we believe he is out of God's order?
     
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    Very probably you and others here are right on that, but that does not give any of us the right to lay our hands on him, does it? Of course we see a lot of people on this forum laying rough and abusive hands on each other, don't we? I've done it myself, but I hope I have repented when I did.
     
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    You are arguing against the 'fire and brimstone' message that in years past has been a very popular one with many preachers. I also believe it is usually if not always the wrong way, but in this case I was trying to see the man rather than the message he was speaking. Apostle Paul was pressing an erroneous message prior to his encounter on the road to Damascus, but was his intention completely evil? He simply did not understand what he knew [the scriptures] until he met Jesus and realized he understood nothing at all. Do we condemn a natural toddler because his spoken language is minimal and flawed? How mature in the Lord was the man in the video?
     
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