Fwd: Street Shrieking
- --- In Escape_from_the_Fellowship@yahoogroups.com, "icnolove"
Just a comment about the PH version of street preaching. I recall
ranting clichés at the public for a minute or two when my turn came.
I recall seeing mothers grab their children and flee from our
relentless tirade of doom and destruction. I recall seeing shop
owners frantically trying to call someone, anyone, to get rid of us.
I recall the songs we'd sing (`At the cross' and `It's the blood'
were the usual ones) between barrages. I recall the pastor with the
camera taking photos to send to HQ as evidence that we were doing
something. I recall the abuse we would receive-obnoxious behaviour
begetting obnoxious behaviour. I recall the `spirit of dominion' we
would feel afterwards but which was really just hype for nothing
actually yielded to it since nothing ever came of it.
Yet, when one considers the street preaching in the New Testament,
one immediately realises that it was coherent, meaningful, relevant
and convicting. Most importantly, it generated responses appropriate
to the Gospel. That is, people were saved by the message or they
offended by it. The types of responses we received were parallel to
those an abusive loud-mouthed drunkard would receive. This is
our message was basically fragmented and incoherent, and delivered
a threatening, blusterous, manner. And then at the end of it we
invited the public to come to our church! I look back now and just
shudder to think how obnoxiously arrogant we were.
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