Video of a Police officer telling me I can’t preach because it’s “dangerous and causing distractions”

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A team of evangelists were on the inside perimeter of a heavily populated location. They were handing out Gospel tracts, and witnessing to people. I later went to the outer perimeter, to open-air preach with moderate amplification.

The security officer told me to leave the area, but I respectfully told him that I will remain in the streets to preach. He advised the police were enroute.

While I sat in my vehicle (to pray,) three police units arrive. My video camera was laying on my seat, but you can still hear the audio of this unedited police encounter.

This police officer was not enforcing the law. He made it clear that he did not want me to preach in public, even without amplification. He told me that Christmas was not the time to share Christ. When I told him that he too would “perish in hell,” he transitioned into what police call the ‘position of tactical advantage.’

As Paul said we are to “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” 2 Timothy 4:2

As I’ve said many times before. “There’s a lot of crooks and convicts that are going to heaven (that were saved / repented.) And there’s a lot of cops that are going to hell.”

Jesus said, “But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them. And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations. But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. Now brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” Mark 13:9-13

To view a more positive encounter with the police, click here.

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