Video preaching ‘Was president Trump right saying that we’re all “children of God?” 1 lady takes a poll to see if they wanted to hear my preaching, another objects to the trinity, another tells me to “keep preaching, louder!”
This morning I preached from Matthew 18:1-4. One woman in line objected to the message, and made some comments. A second woman that is a “Theology major,” objected to my preaching. So she took a poll from the crowd to see if I should continue preaching (or not). To find out what the results of her poll was, watch this video. But a third woman told me to “keep preaching – loud!” And then another woman…
This video is a perfect picture of American churchianity today. Four woman professed to believe. But the evidence seen in this video suggests to you which two are most-likely born-again, and which two perhaps are not. Jesus foretold in the ‘parable of the ten virgin,’ that half of those virgins were false converts. Soon I will be uploading a teaching of that parable. But I believe the false conversion rate is far worse today.
Perhaps I should have told the one woman what the word “filthy” truly means. In Isaiah 64:6 the word ‘filthy’ in ‘filthy rags’ is the Hebrew word iddah (‛êd’). Translated as ‘the bodily fluids from a woman’s menstrual cycle.’ The ‘rag’ is the soiled rag and/or garment. Conversely, the good works or good deeds of anyone, are non-salvific, and worthless in the sight of a Holy God. As another scholar said, “Therefore, these “righteous acts” are considered by God as repugnant as a soiled feminine hygiene product.”
“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away” (Isaiah 64:6).
As I’ve said before ~
Nowhere in the Scriptures are evangelists (or street preachers) told to first get the worlds permission to preach. Nowhere in the Scriptures are Christians told to accommodate the world. Nowhere in the Scriptures are we told to only preach to crowds that are willing to listen. Nowhere in the Scriptures are we told to redact, truncate, or replace the preaching of the glorious Gospel with tricks, gimmicks, gadgets, skits, magic, entertainment, cash giveaways, gift card giveaways, trivia questions, word games, jokes, or comedy. Nowhere in the Scriptures are we told to give the heckler a microphone and a box to stand on, so they can blaspheme the Lord and use profanity. We ought to be thankful that these evangelists are out there. But when our evangelism efforts become more man-centric, and less Gospel-centric; it’s no longer orthodox Biblical evangelism, it is heterodoxical.