Do we need more?

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  1. Bob Alkire

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    Everyone seem to have protection on their minds today in one form or another.
    When I was a kid of about 10 or 11 years old, there was a rough bar down the road on US 1 from our home. A traveling evangelist came through town and the folks at the bar had said no one from any church in town would go in there with their Bible and do anything to them.
    Our pastor had gone in their once and they slapped him around a little and made him crawled out of there. While this evangelist was in town two Baptist preachers tried it and our new pastor(Presbyterian) tried it as well and all three crawled out. The folks in the bar had a big laugh at the preachers, most of these guys were WWII vets and they had seen to much to believe in God or a god.
    Then the evangelist went in and he got slapped around but he kept preach out of his Bible telling them or God's love. He could barely walk but those men like him, he stood up like a man who cared about their eternal salvation more than his well being, they helped him out of the bar as he walked out like a man in their eyes. If I recall correctly 3 or 4 of them came to Christ for salvation. My father didn't care for preachers, he believed they were afraid of work and were not real men for the most part, but he like this guy. I guess this evangelist had the same out look as Sam Jones had years before. Do we need some more like him?
     
  2. Oldtimer

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    We need more Christians donning the armour of God and doing what God calls each of us to do in our individual lives.
     
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    This story reminds me of The Cross and The Switchblade written by David Wilkerson.
     
  4. Bob Alkire

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    Yes my friend, this just happen to be one I recall as a child. I believe Freddie Gage is another. If we Christians are will to go and get the Word out there will be many more of those stories. Are we willing to go and are our churches to welcome those that will come? Lets pray the answer is yes, will do what the Lord leads me to do.
     

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