February 8, 2016 Video preaching in the streets of San Francisco (a synopsis of much more) This was a portion of my recent labor of evangelism along the California coastline, up to the Super Bowl game outreach. For more about that click here. Tags:Open-air preaching, San Francisco Related Posts Sermon jam on Revelation 22:18-19 (adding or taking away from God’s Word. How crime & a pornography distributor infiltrated a Bible publishing company) Pastor Jesse Barrington shares that he was once a ‘false convert,’ he shares how his church began, surprisingly it was not planted by another church (all in under four minutes) Video teaching on ‘Pulling the “legalist” card, what legalism is, and what legalism is not,’ by Bill Rhetts About The Author Bill Rhetts An ordinary sinner saved by an Extraordinary Savior. Radially saved, and radically changed, by a Radical God. For more details, see the above 'About me' tab. One Comment Bill Rhetts Recently two persons Timothy Frazier and Sharon (last name snipped) commented to a YouTube video of mine criticizing me for not using the KJV translation while preaching in my video entitled “Preaching in the streets of San Francisco.” Below is my response to them and all others as well. Dear Timothy Frazier and Sharon (snipped). I usually ignore comments like yours, but I will address both of you here. Though I am not KJV only, I ‘do’ use KJV in ‘most’ of my expository teachings / Bible studies, as well as my articles / writings. However I do ‘not’ use it in all of my street preaching, and with good reason. Admittedly my English and grammar aren’t as perfect as Sir King James, neither is most of Americans (my listeners in the streets). The passage I taught out of in this video, was 1 Cor 6-9-10. Bear in mind this video was entitled “Preaching in the streets of San Francisco,” which is a large populace of ‘homosexuals’ and ‘sodomites.’ The KJV not only does ‘not’ use the above strong language in verse 10 (homosexuals & sodomites), but instead uses the seeker-sensitive language like “effeminate” and “abusers of themselves with mankind.” Furthermore I was stoplight preaching here, which means the pedestrians would not be standing long enough to hear a thorough explanation and application of the Text. Though there are many translations that I would never use, I must be objective. In the three translations I do use (which includes KJV,) all of them have strengths and weakness. That is why my study has lots of Greek and Hebrews helps i.e. interlinear Bibles, lexicons etc. Mark my words. I am not against KJV only brethren, and I encourage you to press-on with the KJV (I love it). But objectively speaking, I am seeing an increase of mean-spiritedness and even false teachings amongst them. Not everyone who is KJV only is sound in doctrine. Two very well-known KJV only men loudly teach against repentance (one is a pastor, the other a Creationist / scientist). This does not surprise me coming from the pastor whom by his own admission hates homosexuals, and even believes that our Government should kill them (such an unbiblical hate monger). But it breaks my heart to see the one that I personally know, and have previously ministered with go in this direction. They both refer to evangelists (like myself) whom call men to ‘repent’ as “heretics.” Repentance is not a “works” that saves us, but the Scripture makes it very clear that repentance does come vertically from the Lord, as well as the salvation that HE bestows to us. Furthermore repentance is a commandment. Hence if a man’s life was not changed, he was never converted (saved). Many years ago a Christian’s family made National news. Like me they were conservatives that loved the Lord, and yes guns too. Because of the survivalist business / ministry they had, the Government went after them. They labeled them in the newspapers as “extremists,” and even wrongfully maliciously implied that they were affiliated with Timothy McVeigh (a proven lie by a corrupt cop). The government took the children from the parents, demolished their home, seized their property, and incarcerated the parents. Long story short, I put my head on the block for this family. As a ‘police’ chaplain, I met with law enforcement pleaded with them, and even rebuked them. Once the wife was released from jail, I met with her to gather for more information. I even visited her husband in prison. I and others did much more on their behalf that I won’t disclose. Many years after her husband was released from prison, he and his wife visited a church that I was speaking at. After all I did for this family, what did the husband say to me after hearing me speak? He said that I was “playing chest with the devil” for not teaching out of the KJV. (On a side note. Perhaps one day I will write about a much bigger story that I engaged myself in on behalf of an internationally known Jewish family.) Lastly, Timothy and Sharon it’s one thing to put your boots to the ground, and preach the glorious Gospel in the unpredictable and sometimes even dangerous streets, but it’s another thing to criticize those that do, from behind a computer mouse. Let us not major on the minors, lest we become discord sowers. February 10, 2016 Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.