Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Opposition To The Gospel

I have been doing open air preaching for awhile now and have run into all sorts of opposition to the gospel. Hecklers, Drunk women exposing themselves or touching us, possible demon possessed people, angry business owners, security, and the police are just a few of the things that attempt to prevent the proclamation of the gospel. But now I have a new foe, the iPhone!!!!

This Saturday night while I was preaching an angry officer walked up to me with iphone in hand telling me to turn my P.A. down. When I objected he showed me the screen of his phone which which revealed his new Decibel Meter software. Now I respect all law enforcement but I have been preaching on that corner every weekend for over a year and have never been told to turn down my P.A.. I objected again saying, "thats just an iPhone that cannot be accurate!" He then claimed to have tested it with the stations real DB meter and it came two DB under and I was 20db over the limit. I requested that he bring out the official one and he said that if he did he would cite me.

It is interesting what electronics have done to our world. Whats seems to help us in a lot of ways limits us. Our nation is becoming more ignorant, kids are glued to T.V. sets and game consoles, a lot of jobs have been handed over to computers, the Internet is filled with porn and has nearly ruined music and movie industry with all the piracy and now the iPhone is shutting down the proclamation of the gospel! when will it end!

4 comments:

  1. Electronics, have helped us in many ways, don't be Too general

    You should now that if we are doing God's will WE WILL BE PERSICUTED!! God him self tells us that. You are, in fact, BLESSED because you are persicuted.

    So consider your self Blessed.

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  2. Interesting brother, and a pretty comical story. Sounds like you did the right thing in complying with his demands. Just keep it up brother, when I get down to Orl...I'll bring my iPhone and we can get the levels right.
    -Mike

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  3. Hey Noiz,

    Found my way here from Brazen's blog.

    Do you think, perhaps, that the attention you were getting from 'Hecklers...possible demon possessed people, angry business owners, security, and the police' might have been because you were '20db over the limit'?

    As opposed to demons coming after you because you were preaching the Gospel; makes more sense, right?

    As for what 'anonymous' said, above, it's not really 'persecution' now, is it? To be told to obey the public order laws.

    Anyway, cool blog you have here.


    Regards,

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  4. I didnt say it was persecution just opposition. My main point was that this software couldnt be accurate. "I objected again saying, "thats just an iPhone that cannot be accurate!" He then claimed to have tested it with the stations real DB meter and it came two DB under and I was 20db over the limit."

    Sorry I'm still new at writing so I probably should have emphasized that point a bit better. I am buying the DB meter that the police department uses so that I can stay with in the limits of the law. I have no problem with that.

    As for the Demon possession thing. The bible says all those who are not born again believers basically work for Satan. So in reality any heckling I receive, while preaching the gospel, I could attribute to Satan.

    Anyway thanks for stopping by.

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