| Hitler's in Heaven|
[b]Is Hitler in Heaven?[/b]
August 26, 2005
This past Friday in Fort Worth was wonderful. After going through the trivia and good test, I took out the entire Ten Commandments and tried to take the entire crowd through them. But before I could even get to the Third Commandment, the heckling started.
I thought it was blessed by God because a good engaging crowd is a great crowd, it means they are thinking about it. The questions ranged from what happened to the water dome that was over the earth in Genesis? (It came down during the flood); do homosexuals go to heaven?(1 Cor 1:6-9), if a Buddhist doesnt know the 10 Commandments is it still idolatry?(Even Buddhists have a conscience, the law written on their hearts) and so the heckling continued which made it an interesting night, as well as an interesting fight.
One woman said God forgives everyone! This is a very common belief, even here in the bible belt. I asked her, Oh, so Hitlers is in Heaven? to which she said, Yes, absolutely! I asked if child molesters and others of that sort will be to which she insisted with the same answer. She is the fruit of what I call sissy sermons. Many preachers paint a picture of God as a big teddy bear in the sky just waiting to hug and love everyone who dies, a God with no justice or holiness at all. But this woman had nothing to base her belief on other then her own personal thoughts and preference beliefs.
The rest of the night was spent giving out tracts, talking to people, and other open-air preaching. Jon Speed, I love that man, preached his heart out on repentance and not spitting on the grace of God. He had one of the larges crowds I've seen in a while.
I wanted to try things differently. I hate dismissing a listening crowd. We can get comfortable in our routine, and once we went through it all, we dont know what to say so we dismiss the large crowds that we worked so hard for. So Ill either start completely over to the crowd that is still standing there, or introduce one of the brothers or sisters that are out to share their testimony. But so long as the crowd is there and is listening, we should be preaching! Thats just the way I feel about it. So we did that and it went great, that was when the open-air really took flight and the questions from the crowd came flying!
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| Re: Hitler's in Heaven|
Thanks Jesse, I enjoyed the testimony and pics.
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| Re: Hitler's in Heaven|
Keep up the fight up there at the tip of the spear!!!
Your thread brings up some inspiring thoughts.
"I've enlisted in the fight, for the cause of truth and right."
"To your knees, man! and to your Bible! Decide at once! Don't hedge! Time flies! Cease your insults to God, quit consulting flesh and blood. Stop your lame, lying, and cowardly excuses. Enlist!"
-C T Studd
"Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn."
| 2005/8/29 9:03||Profile|
He [Whitefield] urged all ministers not to be satisfied with preaching on Sundays only, but to do so seven days a week; to preach in the open-air and not to be limited to their own parishes, but to go forth wherever lost souls were found and to proclaim the grace of God to them. Such actions, he assured them, would bring the opposition of authorities and the hatred of the world, but it would also witness the blessing of God. Arnold A. Dallimore
It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher.
But he is unworthy the name of a minister of the gospel of peace, who is unwilling, not only to have his name cast out as evil, but also to die for the truths of the Lord Jesus.
I love those that thunder out the Word. The Christian world is in a deep sleep! Nothing but a loud voice can awaken them out of it.
O that I could do more for Him! O that I was a flame of pure and holy fire, and had a thousand lives to spend in the dear Redeemers Service
The sight of so many perishing souls affects me much, and makes me long to go if possible from pole to pole, to proclaim redeeming love.
My heart is full of love to you. I would speak, till I could speak no more, so I could but bring you to Christ.
I believe I was never more acceptable to my Master than when I was standing to teach those hearers in the open fields. Some may censure me, but if I thus pleased men I should not be the servant of Christ.
Let not the adversaries say I have thrust myself out. No; they have thrust me out. And since the self-righteous men of this generation count themselves unworthy, I go out into the highways and hedges, and compel harlots, publicans, and sinners to come in, that my Masters house may be filled.
The whole world is not my parish. Wheresoever my Master calls me I am ready to go and preach the everlasting Gospel.
I know we had more comfort in Morrfields, on Kennington Commons, especially when the rotten eggs, the cats and dogs were thrown upon me, and my gown was filled with clods of dirt that I could scarce move it; I have had more comfort in this burning bush than when I had been at ease. I remember when I was preaching at Exeter, a stone came and made my forehead blood, I found at that very time the word came with double power to a laborer that was gazing at me, who was wounded at the same time by another stone. I felt for the lad more than for myself, went to a friend, and the lad came to me. Sir, says he, the man gave me a wound but Jesus healed me; I never had my bonds broke til I had my head broke. I appeal to you whether you were not better when it was colder than now, because your nerves were braced up; you have a day like a dog-day, now you are weak, and are obliged to fan yourselves: thus it is prosperity lulls the soul, and I fear Christians are spoiled by it,
| 2005/8/29 14:02|
Jesse, this is absolutely wonderful! One of the most gratifying experiences the LORD gives us is when we can sense Him using us to witness for Him! I am so glad you posted this info. Please keep us posted.
| 2005/8/29 14:42||Profile|
You can listen to the audio of Is Hitler in Heaven? at:
[url=http://departmentofannoyance.com/Audios.html ]http://departmentofannoyance.com/Audios.html [/url]
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