Great Sermon! Paul - I respect what experience you have from the Belfast Pride witness yet I don't believe that this is always accurate. What about the gospel being a savour of life unto life OR death unto death ? A recent witness at Pride in Wigan brought this report: Around a dozen Christians went along to witness. The police requested that we move beyond where the stalls were erected, which we did, knowing that the people would come to where we were to argue. This they did. For several hours we were engaged in intense debate with mostly young people, a large percentage of them being young girls.
There were a number who were insistent that they were Christian. We showed them from the Scriptures that this could not be. Unusually, there were some who listened to what was being said. One saw a number of heads go down. Some requested tracts.
Periodically, older people, who seemed to be in charge, came several times and urged the youngsters to come away from us, but they were back again in no time.
Towards the end, a number of young people came up and
asked questions of those who were still witnessing and listened while appropriate portions of the Bible were read out.As the last Christian was leaving, one of the organisers came up and told him that we had ruined their day.
excellent address glad to hear Dr John R Dewitt state that the ESV is an inferior version to the AV.
Why are we still looking for new manuscripts when God has in fact preserved His word in the text of the King James Version. Stick with it - no need for the ESV !