ON THE STREETS 10TH NOVEMBER 2012
Today John, Amélia and Miguel took the message of the Gospel onto the streets of Manchester.
As Miguel preached John and Amélia handed out leaflets to the passersby. Eventually a young man came right next to where the team was and began to set up his P.A. equipment. Soon he was playing his backing tracks and singing along. This young man has a habit of doing this as he obviously feels that the team have no right to be there and that he has every right to drown out the preaching of the Gospel with his Karaoke singing.
It was impossible for the preaching to be heard so the team had no other alternative but to move to another location.
As the team was walking down Market Street in Manchester, with tracts in hand, John was stopped by a Muslim who is part of a group of Islamic Missionaries (who we suspect are linked to Radical Preacher Anjem Choudrey). He offered John a card and John swapped it him for a tract. He then engaged him in conversation. Pretty soon another of his colleagues entered into the conversation hitting John with a barrage of questions. John got out his Bible in order to answer his first question and proceeded to read from Proverbs chapter 30 where the Prophet Agur asks the question:
Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what [is] his son’s name, if thou canst tell? (Proverbs 30:4)
a scripture recorded some 3000 years ago.
He stopped John from reading asking me if he believed that this was the word of God to which John replied, “Yes.”
“Well we don’t!” was his answer and pointed to the Qu’ran which he declared to be THE Word of God. He refused to let John speak any more. Then another gentleman came to pull them away. This group has more in common with the numerous pseudo Christian cults in its sense of Spiritual Superiority, its Hypocricy and Self-righteousness. They are remeniscient of the Scribes and Pharisees of Jesus day who accused Him of healing the man born blind by the power of Satan. His response to them was strong and explosive, to which John, also, responded in the like manner declaring that on the day of judgement they would be reminded of this moment, and unless they repented and submitted to Christ they would burn in the Lake of Fire.
John is not usually given to outbursts as this, but we believe that it was justified. These men preach “Love and Peace” yet, as the scriptures state:
Their tongue [is as] an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: [one] speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.
This is the subtle cancer of Islam’s Lesser Jihad
Please watch the following clips:
Let none of us be deceived ONLY the Gospel of Jesus Christ (the Son of the Living God) is the divine message of Love and Peace; all else is a lie, a deceit and of Satan.
The team then moved up to Piccadilly Gardens where John preached and the rest of the team handed out leafltes and engaged in conversation with interested passersby.
Finally Miguel preached a short message after which the team packed up and departed.