Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Fish..despite the mother-in-law!

Recently, when on outreach on Grafton Street with the Jesus sign, a young girl walked by and shouted back: "You lost".  She was speaking about the recent referendum in Ireland where 62% said yes to gay "marriage".  All she saw was the name of Jesus, no political slogan...interesting.  Amongst followers of Jesus (and what He said and endorsed (i.e The Bible)) I am sensing a deep shock and sadness and some fear...I understand this as the freedoms we have taken for granted for so long are now genuinely threatened.  
Little has really changed in the hearts of men and women in that the Gospel has represented 3 things to 3 people as follows: To the Gentiles: foolishness, to the Jews: a stumbling block but to us who are being saved: the power of God.
If you dip your toe into the amazing and rewarding world of evangelism you will encounter these 3, one who thinks we are fools, one who is offended and one whom God is calling and who ends up being eternally grateful for our witness to the awesome love of God in sending His beloved Son Jesus to take it in the neck for us rebels and satisfy the correct justice of Holy Creator God.
So in our strange mixed up morally aimless world where feelings are king and Kanye West is lumped with an extra mother in law he didn't bargain for I have this to say to the saints:.... Never give up!!

P.S. Print out a copy of the Geneva Convention ( I have underlined parts for emphasis) and slip it in your pocket in case the (thought) police come to arrest you...but be sure to be lead by the Holy Spirit and stay at home if you can't find it in your heart to love the people.

  • Article 18 Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
  • Article 19 Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
  • Article 20.(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.  (2) No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
  • Article 30.Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.