Paul Washer: Be a Man

Monday, October 27, 2008

Wal Mart Oil Change and a self Confessed Mormon

I didn't go with the evangelism team on Friday but wished I had. Instead I went to my nephews football game. His name is Nico. They had a sweet ceremony for the parents to be introduced to with their son's. They went to the center of the field so that everyone would know how much their son looked like his parents. Nico did a good job that night. If he had not fumbles a few times, he would have done much better. Now I need to put it on video.
Now the next day was Saturday. I decided to go get the oil changed. All of a sudden changing oil at Wal Mart became a challenge. I dropped off the truck went inside and saw someone waiting for their car. This was about 7:30am. I would have never have shown up that early if I had gone out the night before to witness.
So I see the young miss in the waiting room, and I get an idea of "friendship evangelism" in my head. What if I make friends first with her then slap her with a tract and the Gospel message. Great idea says I. But first I went to the donut dept. to get donuts so I could give one to her so I could make friends. That's what I did. I went back to the waiting room, sat down, pulled out the donuts and asked her if she would like one. She said no thank you. Now what? So I pulled out a tract and said here you go, this is a Gospel tract with Spurgeon on it. She said she had gotten one. She did but not a Spurgeon.
Long story short, she seemed to be a Christian.
While talking to her a man came in an no doubt heard the things we were saying. Once done with the Miss. I truned to him to ask if he would like a donut. He said no thank you. Now what? So I pulled out a tract and handed it to him. Told him it was a Gospel tract. I asked if he went to church, and he said yes, "Im a Mormon." I said great! Chomp chomp chomp I says to myself. Ignacio was his name. He was nice and polite to me. Im a hard guy to be nice and polite to if Im grilling you on your beliefs. Ignacio held his own but was knee deep in water with his legs cut off. He tried to defend the indefensible Mormon church. He couldn't do it and he knows it. He had know defense against God's commandments, no one could justify him. He perverted the Gospel by saying God forgives. Yes He does, just not the unrepentant. Ignacio's gospel is based on works. He was proud to say how good Mormons are, how their lifestyle is morally held in high esteem.
As soon as he told that to me I made his statement a line of demarcation. That's where we are so far apart among many other things.
Eph 2:8
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:

Eph 2:9
Not of works, lest any man should boast.

The next doctrine he could not grasp was the Trinity. He would not admit that Christ is God...
1Jo 5:20
And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, [even] in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
Yes God is Christ and vise versa and the Holy Spirit is God and Christ is the Holy Spirit and so on. We do not have the mind of God so we must accept this as Truth because it comes from Him who does not lie.
So about 10 minutes after my truck was done and his too, we shook hands and parted ways. I thanked him for his patience and time.
He put my tract in his wallet. That's hard to do with some of these thicker tracts.
So I missed out on Friday to catch an opportunity on Saturday.
Praise God, Christ, Holy Spirit praise them all and praise them as one.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Not Much Effort

“The man whose little sermon is ‘repent’ sets himself against his age, and will for the time being be battered mercilessly by the age whose moral tone he challenges. There is but one end for such a man—‘off with his head!’ You had better not try to preach repentance until you have pledged your head to heaven.” –Joseph Parker
this is Tim and Jon's web site.
I love this quote. This quote is more meaningful to me than it would have been 2 weeks ago. The evangelism team met police resistence at the West End in Dallas. The Harries were allowed to use amplification 4 times the size of ours and were doubled up on the amount of systems they were using. We preaching the Word of God and they chanting to the devil. We were cut off by the cops and they were allowed to parade in the street. Jon was cited by a cop who's concience I'm sure is pricking his soul. Jon did nothing wrong, nothing at all. He obeyed the cop to the letter. Once Jon asked for the cops badge number, the cop cited Jon. Jon has representation now through the Jon will be found not guilty if the judge has any justice in him at all.
My situation is a bit different. I was arrested at about the same time Jon was cited. I was arrested for public intoxication. Iwon't go into any details before my trial date. It should be known by all my ones and ones that read this blog that I was not drunk. I had not even taken a sip of anything intoxicating except for some of the harries breath I breathed in. There were many intoxicated there that night but I was not one of them. Several other things that were strange to me too; I was not told what I was being arrested for, they never gave me miranda rights, one hateful cop who made it known to me how much he hated what we were doing out there lied to me by telling me he would stick me with the charge of sexual misconduct and resisting arrest. The hateful cop took me away in the cop car only after he embarrassed me in front of the crowd of people there by tearing my shirt, knocking my glasses off onto the pavement, (yes they are scratched) and forcing me to drop my camcord on the pavement.
I think if you are reading this, you should get the picture in your head by now. Once I was at the booking and knew I would be there until the next morning, I could only think of my wife, my lovely wife who would be worried beyond discription. There was a phone in the cell room but it did not work. The team I was with that night could not find me, they finally went home.
The next morning after my release and a quick call to my wife and buds I started handing out tracts again. I spoke to a young man there who didn't know the Gospel. He knows it today.
No, I didn't make friends with him, he's not my next door neighbor, not my co worker. He is still today a stranger who knows the Gospel to the point of damnation if he does not repent and trust Christ as his Lord and savior. Or like Ray Comfort says: trust Christ like a parachute, cling to Him. Christ will have mercy on anyone who will do this.
This happened on October 11, 2008 on the night after the Texas OU game. I still get nervous thinking and writing about this. I see a cop and I get nervous. I go out to pass out tracts and I get nervous. This is not like me. I have never been this affected by one incident in my life. I know this too will fade away. CLA is going to represent me as they are Jon. One small difference though, they are treating this as a criminal case. I'm not sure what will happen but this Im sure of if the Lord tarries, it will happen again.
Pray to Christ our Lord that if He gives me the choice to be persecuted for His names sake that I will not back down. Pray that I choose His way and not mine. I don't know what I would have chosen if God had given me the choice to be arrested or go home to a comfortable bed that night. I don't know, it all happened within seconds, praise God.
There is one choice we all have though and it is comparitively easy: Proclaim the Gospel to every creature or NOT!

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Improved American Flag Coming Soon

The new and improved American Flag coming soon to our country.
Yesterday was Sunday. If you were looking for me you wouldn't have found me in church,(oops confession). You would have thought that Ron was sitting on his butt again watching football or whatever else laziness produces. NOT
In the best way that I can as the Lord gives me the will to do it I will try to follow this peice of scripture:
Mat 22:9
'Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find {there,} invite to the wedding feast.'
Yesterday though like a couple of weeks ago in Dallas this scipture led me to the Fort Worth Gay Pride Parade, LGBT for short. This is what attending church does to me.
I learn so much scripture, and doctrine, and theology that I have to let it out on sinners! Anyway that's what I did Sunday. Please forgive me if I cause someone to stumble somehow, I don't mean to do that. Read on for the news of Dallas Fort Worth, two sister cities not so far apart in sin from Sodom and Gomorrah. Great quote,"I really embrace diversity," Ms. Miller said. "Everyone is here and they're all taxpayers and they live in my community. When I was elected, I was elected to serve all of them, and I will continue to do that.
"People know who I am, and I have a good heart."
defending her part in the LGBT parade.
Let me correct Ms. Miller, Mayor of Carrollton, Texas. According to:
Gen 6:5
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually.
Mrs. Miller has a depraved and wicked heart according to the scriptures. Also in the parade was Laura Miller, she was the previous Mayor of Dallas. Mrs Miller ex was the first person seen in the parade, she led it! Enough of the Dallas news for now.
Yesterday was Sunday and you know what that means, Gay parade time. This one was in Fort Worth. Downtown Fort Worth let everyone know their worldly ways by allowing LGBT, parade through their streets giving a hardy nod of approval. There is now no more shame to being tied to the LGBT agenda. In fact, the shame is so absent that the Fort Worth parade started at a church called the Wide Gate Baptist Church.
Christian we are running out of time to proclaim the Gospel. Come on let's be as bold as a pervert. A pervert only has the power of satan behind him, we have the power of the Gospel in Christ Jesus. He alone made the world and everything in it, including satan. Satan must ask Christ permission for everything, including his existence. Satan exists because Christ allows it. The very molecules of the universe dance to His design and purpose. So why can't you Christian proclaim in the hiways and biways the name above all names Jesus Christ.
Also just a note: Don't ask if you will get a reward for doing what you should be doing. Christ has given us the best reward of all; Himself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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