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SATURDAY, AUG 3, 2019  |  42 comments
Christians demand UK leaders protect street preachers' rights
More than 45,000 people have signed a petition demanding that the Home Office protect the rights of street preachers following the wrongful arrest of a Nigerian-born preacher.

Christian Concern, a United Kingdom-based religious organization, delivered over 38,000 signed copies of the petition to the Home Office in London on Tuesday. Since then, the number of signatories has passed the 45,000 mark.

“Christian street preachers should be free to share the Gospel, even where it means challenging the beliefs of others,” read the petition in part. ...


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News Item8/9/19 9:01 AM
John UK  Find all comments by John UK
Christopher000 wrote:
Hi John, according to what I know, passing out tracts isn't your sole method of reaching out to the lost, correct? I believe it's just one of the things you've done, and/or, do, but not your sole effort, and not limited to that alone. The focus seems to be on the passing out of tracts, only, when, to my understanding, you're far more diversified, when it comes to reaching out to the lost, with the good news.
Correct me if I'm wrong...
You're not wrong, Christopher. It is up to the Lord what he does with his servants.

Acts 16:6-10 KJV
(6)  Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,
(7)  After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.
(8)  And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.
(9)  And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.
(10)  And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.

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News Item8/9/19 8:34 AM
B. McCausland  Find all comments by B. McCausland
Unprofitable Servant wrote:
The teaching of doctrine is, according to II Timothy 3:16 and 17 is for the one termed “the man of God” or we could simply say the Redeemed.
This exclusive meaning is not generally found throughout Scripture. A search for the word doctrine in the OT and in the gospels show doctrine is used for teaching in general.

E. G. Some examples here
"my doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass"

" - But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities."

"then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees"

"they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him."

"they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes"

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News Item8/9/19 8:03 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
Hi John, according to what I know, passing out tracts isn't your sole method of reaching out to the lost, correct? I believe it's just one of the things you've done, and/or, do, but not your sole effort, and not limited to that alone. The focus seems to be on the passing out of tracts, only, when, to my understanding, you're far more diversified, when it comes to reaching out to the lost, with the good news.

Correct me if I'm wrong...

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News Item8/9/19 6:17 AM
B. McCausland  Find all comments by B. McCausland
John UK wrote:
... I have given out thousands and thousands of gospel tracts... and it would bring me such joy to see in heaven even one person who was saved...
Our 'work in the Lord is not in vain' John , because whatever the outcome, they always will know that 'there was a prophet in the land' for their witness and testimony as God's mystery of profound wisdom unfolds in his day, showing in each season of dearth or fruit his own design.

There is tract distribution, market and shows work and door to door visitation, besides some open air work going on in Northern Ireland with sparce fruit also.
However, we know of two dear seeking souls of RC background in which the last link in their conversion was the handling of a tract by a personal contact.

By all means it is good to let Christ be known in season and out of season as we do not know 'how the wind of the Spirit listeth'.
However, it is mindfully not to be found as 'bitting the air' while engaging poor routes of work.

The 7 letters of revelation, besides most of the NT, demonstrate enphasizes on being a witness rather than 'mass evangelism'. Living for Christ is the best and what one perceives at this level as a witness is true of the whole picture in matters of reception

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News Item8/9/19 4:06 AM
John UK  Find all comments by John UK
Unprofitable Servant wrote:
We can but trust Him that His Word will not come back empty but prosper. (Isaiah 55:11)
Thanks Bro US,

It reminded me of the Trinitarian Bible Society, who make colouring books for children which are pictures composed mainly of Bible verses.

They also make massive posters of Bible verses, which are bought by people who believe in the power of the word of God, and some people rent advertising space at railway stations and display them there.

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News Item8/9/19 1:28 AM
Unprofitable Servant | TN  Find all comments by Unprofitable Servant
Our Lord related this parable in Luke 8. Quoting from it

5 A sower went out to sow his seed….

He then expounded the meaning

11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Paul used similar analogies in I Corinthians 3 when he talked about planting and watering

No one is stating that personal contact and face to face witnessing is not a necessary tool in evangelism. No one is stating that all tracts are worth the paper upon which they are printed. Paul mentioned the foolishness of preaching in evangelizing the lost. We don't throw out all preaching because some is bad.

There are countless people who have been born from above by the Spirit of God using the Word of God that was printed in a tract they had read. That served either as a seed sowed or watered and God graciously giving the increase.

The teaching of doctrine is, according to II Timothy 3:16 and 17 is for the one termed “the man of God” or we could simply say the Redeemed.

As previously quoted verses prove, it is the Word of God that is used by the Spirit of God in the conversion of sinners. Tracts put that Word out into the hands of sinners. We can but trust Him that His Word will not come back empty but prosper. (Isaiah 55:11)

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News Item8/8/19 10:34 AM
John UK  Find all comments by John UK
Dr. Tim wrote:
In May, three men told me they trusted Jesus Christ to save them after reading a gospel tract that I had given them.

I got saved reading a gospel tract.

Thanks for the encouragements, Dr Tim. I have given out thousands and thousands of gospel tracts over the years, and it would bring me such joy to see in heaven even one person who was saved through reading one of those tracts.

John 9 is becoming one of my favourite chapters of the whole Bible.

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News Item8/8/19 9:55 AM
Dr. Tim | Land of Cotton  Find all comments by Dr. Tim
In May, three men told me they trusted Jesus Christ to save them after reading a gospel tract that I had given them. I know some will say, “That is not possible!” Well, you may as well argue with the fellow in the Bible who was born blind and later said, “All’s I know is, I used to be blind, and now I ain’t!” (King Tim Version). I got saved reading a gospel tract. God had been plowing up my heart, but somebody had to come along and throw in some seed. I suspect it was the same with those three guys. I have four gardens, and no matter how much I prepare the soil, unless I plant some seeds nothing is going to grow (except weeds). Don’t underestimate the power of even one verse of scripture to accomplish the purpose God has ordained for it in the life of any individual. Isaiah 28:24-26 makes it clear that there comes a time to quit plowing and throw some peas in the rows. Well-written gospel tracts containing scripture, and not just clever wording, make some mighty fine peas.
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News Item8/8/19 9:31 AM
John UK  Find all comments by John UK
B. McCausland wrote:
Thirdly, as pointed before, everyone is at different station of understanding and hardly a tract will do the trick for all. A tract cannot think and adjust to the hearer as a personal contact can.
Ah, I understand that. And I agree with it no problem. The trouble with it is, that in both England and Wales, you are not going to find "personal contacts" who are able and willing to be "personal contacts". Indeed, you will be hard pressed to find someone willing to give out tracts. And in 99 evangelical churches out of an hundred, if you ask to speak to the open air preacher, they will look at you with a vacant stare, mouth wide open.

So, what is your answer, in the real world?

Or are you sticking to the perfect but unattainable?

My answer has been to go out alone into the open air and preach the gospel and give out tracts, with or without a church's permission. And I have suffered on account of that, especially from the backslidden churches. And I still praise the Lord and worship him. And I will still ask people like yourself what you are doing to obey the commission of Jesus Christ to tell every person the gospel.

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News Item8/8/19 8:55 AM
B. McCausland  Find all comments by B. McCausland
Biblical Christians wrote:
www.chapellibrary.org/read/wiab
'What is a Biblical Christian-Albert N Martin'
In bygone days folk in the UK had at least some basic knowledge of Christianity.
Thank you BC.
Your imput is positive and valuable.

Well, in the first place the tract is a relative modern invention. The good news were meant to be passed by word of mouth.
In modern times (nineteenth century) we invented the 'Christian business card' to pass around, never to be as effective as the word of mouth.

Secondly, in the absence of the fear of God, whatever the religious say it counts for nothing because accountability is gone before we start.

Thirdly, as pointed before, everyone is at different station of understanding and hardly a tract will do the trick for all. A tract cannot think and adjust to the hearer as a personal contact can.

Fourthly,with the huge amount of unimportant propaganda being distributed, a tract may rise little interest specially with preset dispositions.
E. G. In Catholic Ireland nothing that 'smells' as none Catholic will arrive too far but to the trash bin because of trained prejudice imparted to the people through centuries. Besides social media kidnapping dialogue...

John reread the thread

Cont

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News Item8/8/19 8:17 AM
John UK  Find all comments by John UK
B. McCausland wrote:
So in this sense you can perceive how the topic in question simplifies, because people need to be taught, say they need to be imparted the knowledge, or the 'words by which they might be saved'.
Sister, I understand the individual words in the paragraph above, but the way you have arranged the words, I cannot understand the meaning. So no, it doesn't help at all.

Could someone interpret the above paragraph and rewrite it in plain English? Thank you. Christopher? Anyone?

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News Item8/8/19 7:41 AM
B. McCausland  Find all comments by B. McCausland
John UK wrote:
I'm very sorry Sister B, but I haven't got a clue what you're driving at. Have a chat with someone else, will you? Please? Someone who has experienced twenty years or more of university life.
Not really.

It might help to be aware that the big word 'doctrine' that in many's ears translates something like the 5 points of Calvinism or a treatise on the doctrine of the atonement, simply means *teaching* in Scripture.

Jesus 'taught and people marvelled at his *doctrine*', (which is 'teaching' , or information that builds up knowledge in the understanding of the recepient)

Run a concordance on the word doctrine to discover the meaning of this concept that in our day has converted into something out of reach for the average person.

It is worth a study.

So in this sense you can perceive how the topic in question simplifies, because people need to be taught, say they need to be imparted the knowledge, or the 'words by which they might be saved'
Trust this helps

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News Item8/8/19 7:01 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
B McCausland Wrote:

"The Spirit works effectually, we rather clumsily.

Sometimes people need to understand a particular point of doctrine before their understanding comes to light."

I really think we all need to examine how we, ultimately, respond to those who we are in disagreement with, or who may simply not be understanding attempted points. Great patience is an expectation for any born again Christian, not an option.

Yes, The Spirit quickens our understanding; revealing the hidden, but valid point about different people needing to grasp particular (varying) points of doctrine, to make their understanding sure, complete, rounded, to get things to "click".

The comment made me think back to a high school, advanced algebra class. I was having an impossible time grasping a particular method, and no matter how Mr Foeghan explained the rules, I was left clueless and frustrated, because I had to grasp it. One day, I walked into the other adv algebra teachers room, Mr Majerous, between classes, and he explained it, using an example that completely lifted my confusion, and I finally got it; everything suddenly became crystal clear.

Anyway, The Spirit will give understanding by whatever means is necessary...years of study, a sermon, a witness, or a simple tract.

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News Item8/8/19 6:34 AM
John UK  Find all comments by John UK
Biblical Christians wrote:
Many tracts are pretty shallow and some dare I say useless. I'd wait a long time for a tract that explained 'sin' and 'repentance' and why we need Christ in the first place.
True. This is why I had two resources for tracts.
1. I used to write mine own tracts, all based on a different Bible verse, all gospel-oriented. I wrote them, published them using Serif PagePlus, and then distributed them. There must have been over thirty titles.
2. I would buy some from Revival Movement Association in Belfast, about seven titles which were the writings of J.C. Ryle. These also I distributed.

Only the Lord knows the effect some of these tracts had on those who received them.

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News Item8/8/19 5:43 AM
Biblical Christians  Find all comments by Biblical Christians
https://www.chapellibrary.org/read/wiab

'What is a Biblical Christian-Albert N Martin'

In bygone days folk in the UK had at least some basic knowledge of Christianity. Now at least '1 in 500' couldn't say what a Christian is according to the Bible. We have the Mormon 'jesus'; JW 'jesus'; RC 'jesus'; Liberal 'jesus'; LGBT 'jesus'; charismatic 'jesus'; new evangelical 'jesus' etc.

According to an Open Air Ministry they have no knowledge of any saved in the last few years despite the vast distribution of tracts. Individually we know tracting a whole village, it would be realistic to hear then any who professed Christ.

Many tracts are pretty shallow and some dare I say useless. I'd wait a long time for a tract that explained 'sin' and 'repentance' and why we need Christ in the first place.

There is the above booklet and also 'THE TERRORS OF HELL' WILLIAM C NICHOLS. If we hope folk will pick up a weighty Bible and read, then why do we think they wouldn't first benefit from tracts in a booklet form with a far better explanation of personal sin and the Divine remedy.

Have a look at the above booklet available free or for 'pence' and compare it with some modern day tracts? Evangelism needs to be first 'biblical'...

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News Item8/8/19 4:20 AM
John UK  Find all comments by John UK
I'm very sorry Sister B, but I haven't got a clue what you're driving at. Have a chat with someone else, will you? Please? Someone who has experienced twenty years or more of university life.
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News Item8/8/19 1:14 AM
B. McCausland  Find all comments by B. McCausland
John UK wrote:
Yes indeed brother! The Holy Spirit is extremely powerful.
Now if a modern preacher, of the intellectual variety, was up on the roof of his house praying and fell into a trance (well, they don't seem to do that these days - maybe they should try it! ) and the Lord told him to prepare for a visitor, and go with him, and take a message to a man called Cornelius which would be instrumental in his salvation, I wonder if he would prepare a series of 50 minute sermons on the atonement of the cross, to be preached twice a day for three days?
When I tested out Simon Peter's actual message with my stopwatch, even speaking quite slowly, it worked out at 1 minute and thirty seconds. The Holy Spirit did not want to wait a moment longer. He saved all present in the room 90 seconds after Peter began speaking.
Please read the account of Cornelius to check out inaccuracies of detail or presupposition in your hyperbolic thoughts.

The hyperboles stated so far by you and John point to missing the line of thought presented in the thread.

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News Item8/8/19 12:09 AM
B. McCausland  Find all comments by B. McCausland
Unprofitable Servant wrote:
... faith comes by hearing... the Word of God...
A tract with a Biblical message of salvation that has the printed Word of God in it is an effective means ...
Our present evangelism is monocrom.
Most tracts are stereotyped. We copy and paste or plaster them with either John 3:16 or 'you must be born again' expecting to meet each person at that particular point, when everyone is at a different stage of belief or understanding.

When observing Christ's mode of teaching we note a variety of themes, approaches, focuses and targets, that led the individual in their need.
E. G.the Samaritan woman was not addressed as Nicodemus with 'you must be born again' , neither the Pharisees got that message or the Eunuch with Philip.

The same with Paul.
He did not address the pagans in Athens as he did Agrippa whom he knew was versed in Judaism.

The Spirit works effectually, we rather clumsily.

Sometimes people need to understand a particular point of doctrine before their understanding comes to light.

We have so rigid doctrinal positions, that when something as this is mentioned we shut the wagon of correctness before digesting the information presented.
And yes, all is of God btw, but he acts with reason.

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News Item8/7/19 5:54 PM
B. McCausland  Find all comments by B. McCausland
Unprofitable Servant wrote:
Paul didn't give a doctrinal dissertation to the Philippian jailer and he told the Corinthians he used much plainess of speech.
All the presentations of the gospel on record in Scripture include a measure of doctrine one kind or another in whatever extend the record had been passed.
E. G. The first message of Peter focused on the doctrine of the resurrection :this us what the Jews post pentecost needed to perceive in order to believe

++++

Sorry John, your last take does not merit much.

"let us examine ourselves" .

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News Item8/7/19 3:59 PM
John UK  Find all comments by John UK
Frank wrote:
Hey brother. I have just a moment, but I want to say great post and I couldn't agree more. My example is always the thief on the cross. I doubt very seriously if he could withstand one of my theology attacks, but he is with Christ.
Salvation is of the Holy Spirit - period.
Yes indeed brother! The Holy Spirit is extremely powerful.

Now if a modern preacher, of the intellectual variety, was up on the roof of his house praying and fell into a trance (well, they don't seem to do that these days - maybe they should try it! ) and the Lord told him to prepare for a visitor, and go with him, and take a message to a man called Cornelius which would be instrumental in his salvation, I wonder if he would prepare a series of 50 minute sermons on the atonement of the cross, to be preached twice a day for three days?

When I tested out Simon Peter's actual message with my stopwatch, even speaking quite slowly, it worked out at 1 minute and thirty seconds. The Holy Spirit did not want to wait a moment longer. He saved all present in the room 90 seconds after Peter began speaking.

It is GOD we need today, not "great" sermons.

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