The Lord is mightily using open-air preachers Adam, his wife, and their team. Adam was preaching the Gospel when the police department unlawfully told him to move along. When Adam respectfully refused to do so, he was handcuffed, arrested; and taken away from the scene (but the police later realized, they screwed up big time.)
At timestamp 5:30, the police officer tries to discourage them from videotaping their contact, by threatening to seize their video as evidence. Then the officer audibly fabricates the false charge of ‘resisting arrest.’ Adam never resisted arrest in any form. This is why another on the team should always have hidden digital audio going at all times (and only disclose that to your attorney.) I’ve seen too much video and/or audio evidence, that could have been helpful for the defense; later get deleted before trial. It usually gets blamed on “the glitch.”
Later at time stamp 26:30, Adams partner goes back to preach at the same location. Then a swarm of police officers stop him as they violate his 1st Amendment rights. At first they gave him unlawful conditions, stating that he couldn’t preach the Gospel, even without amplification. They advised it was “creating a disturbance.” You’re darn right the Gospel disturbs. ‘For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.’ (1 Corinthians 1:18)
These confrontations are to be expected.
- The Bible foretold that preachers would be met with opposition, and even arrest.
- We appreciate law enforcement, but only a fraction of the police population are actually born-again. And many that profess to be Christian, are more loyal to their badge, than the Bible.
- I’ve experienced this within law enforcement, and in the ministry.
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58
As I’ve said many times before. “There’s a lot of crooks and convicts that are going to heaven (that were born-again, and that repented.) And there’s a lot of cops that are going to hell.”
In a previous blog post here you will see a prior incident of Adam getting arrested for preaching the Gospel. Great work my fellow laborers in Christ!
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