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May 11, 2018
Video evangelizing Redlands Bicycle Classics & a mini Comic Con – I experienced Mark 1:1-20 & Tim 3:1-9
It was a sad day today at our cities internationally known ‘Redlands Bicycle Classic.’ Though there were many decent people that ride for enjoyment (or sport), and there were some nice families. But a large number of these ‘bicycle enthusiasts’ were wicked, unregenerate, sinful idolaters. From Satan worshipers, to drunkards, to women who cursed at me as they attempted to push me backwards.
It was interesting to see the Seeds fall on the various soils mentioned in the parable of the sower. One professing Christian woman from Gateway Seminary told me she believes Christians should not hand out tracts to people they do not yet know. I edited out our 18 minute conversation.
It should be noted that I was using an Aker-38 (not a megaphone), and my volume was the same as it is when I preach at the Social Security office, and the SSA is a quiet place. But at this event, my surroundings were very loud. Therefore the ‘noise’ I created was reasonable compared to theirs. It was the message that offended them.
Yes I experience the soils of the parable of the sower, but I also experienced this end-times warning passage.
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was” (2 Timothy 3:1-9).
Having said all that, there was a small remnant of the Lord’s church that kept encouraging me to press-on.
“As soon as I began to preach, a man came straight forward, and presented a gun at my face, swearing that he would blow my brains out if I spake another word. However, I continued preaching, and he continued swearing, sometimes putting the muzzle of the gun to my mouth, sometimes against my ear. While we were singing the last hymn, he got behind me, fired the gun, and burned off part of my hair.” – John Furz, Open Air Preacher from 18th century