2012 Royal Agricultural Show – Day 5

Day five of the Show, but day four of our evangelism was a day mostly set aside for scholars and pensioners. Bus loads of youngsters and senior citizens came to the Royal Show and received a Gospel Tract and God’s Word in mini sermonettes. And all praise to God, the second security official, named Frederick, who was called to confront us because we were disturbing the Sunday 27th visitors to the Show by the reading and preaching of God’s Holy Word, walked by me this morning and said: “No complaints today!” And that was how it remained the rest of the day – handing out Gospel Tracts and preaching the Word of God in small groups and one-on-one witnessing where only two days ago we were most unwelcome to be on “their” pavement! We thank God our Father for His favour!

Please keep the following persons and groups of people in prayer for them to come to know the Truth by faith in the Person of our risen and glorified Lord Jesus Christ:

  • The school children from the autistic and mentally challenged Open Gates Special School in Boom Street, Pietermaritzburg and their teachers and minders;
  • The school children and their teachers who attended from the schools known as Gert Maritz, Maritzburg Christian School (MCC), Scottsville Primary School, St Johns’ Diocesan College for Girls; and some others;
  • The senior citizen pensioners from the Northdale Indian community who were bussed in by two buses and a mini-bus. This group had some Christians and also many Hindus in it;
  • The security guards at the Royal Show including Frederick;
  • The normal day visitors who also came in their droves (The Witness newspaper on Monday estimated that over 30,000 people attended on the weekend alone);
  • The Hindus and Muslims who have freely taken our Gospel Tracts – and even those who after taking one refused the material and came back to hand it back to us;
  • Raymond Dold, a friend who attended the same school as me back in the early eighties, Alexandra Boys’ High School and later we worked together also at the Master of the High Court (formerly Supreme Court). He needs much prayer since he has been mixed up in teachings of much heresy and unbiblical doctrines, among others including that there are three Gods and not One God. The lie he has been taught is that there is the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, plus he says there are three other Gods – The God of Israel, The God of Judah and the God of [could not get it – it sounded demonic]. I tried to explain to him that the God of Israel and Judah is the one and the same God, but to no avail. He has been mixed up with the New Apostolic teachings and even believes that he is an apostle that wages war against the demonic forces using the shield of Christ! And that we must have a double anointing in our heads – I called Raymond out that he is living a lie and must get out of all these demonic teachings he is being subjected to. Please keep him in prayer.
  • A white male, about late forties to fifties who is an ex-christian who converted to Islam. I believe he was never a true Christian to start with as he says he converted because the Bible is full of contradictions. He obviously did not have the Holy Spirit to teach him all Truth. He wanted me to show him from the Bible that our Lord Jesus Christ is God Almighty, not using man’s words (as he put it) like Paul, Peter, etc. and I could not use John 14:6 –

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

But I showed him 2 Peter 1:20, 21 ~

20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

And then I showed him from the Scriptures:

John 10:30 – I and my Father are one.

John 1:1, 14 – 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

1 Timothy 3:16 – And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1 John 5:7 – For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (This man said this is not in the Bible – I told him it is because I showed him from the faithful King James Bible in my hand, but agreed that this verse is omitted in many of the latest perversions of the bible)

John 20:28, 29 – 28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 29Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

He did challenge me that he would get the Islam teachers and imams and they will rent out the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at their expense and challenge the teachings of the Bible, with us given half an hour to prove our Lord Jesus Christ is God and He said worship Me! Then they will have an opportunity to answer. He asked for my number so I gave him the Gospel Tract with it on the back – he then left – we now wait and see. Please pray for God our Father to open this door, if He wills.

We thank our Father in Heaven for yet another day where He glorified Himself. We were mere vessels in His Hand.

Photos can be viewed Here.

Soli Deo Gloria

4 Responses

  1. Praise God! I will join you my brother in prayer for all these needs.

  2. […] Grounds in Pietermaritzburg. The posts of this event, in particular, can be read at these links: Day 05 and Day 07. A muslim convert who called himself an “ex-christian” (a contradiction of terms) […]

  3. Here is a response to objections raised by an “ex-christian-muslim”: https://luke923evangelism.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/objections-by-an-ex-christian-muslim/

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