Street Preaching: Gods primary way of reaching the lost

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  1. evangelist6589

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    Just got done watching a DVD Go Stand and Speak. No question Street preaching is what Jesus did and he did it with those whom rejected him and He did it in places he was not welcome such as the temple. Many think that in the days of John Wesley and George Whitefield street preaching was accepted, but this is not true as they were laughed at and scorned for what they did. God uses street preachers not only to save people but to bring JUDGMENT on those that have rejected the message. A street preacher is not to be judging peoples eternal salvation with vengeance because only God knows the heart, but the street preacher is preaching against sin and preaching repentance.
     
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    For crying out loud, it is not God's primary way for reaching the lost.
     
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    Have you read your Bible?
     
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    What are you referring to...open street preaching?
     
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    Sorry, nowhere near it. Personal evangelism is where it's at.
     
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    Agreed:thumbsup:
     
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    No he's right, nowhere in scripture does it say Jesus or the Apostles ever went on radio or TV.
     
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    Yes I have and I fail to see your point.
     
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    The apostle Paul would preach in the Jewish synagogues.

    Acts 14:1
    At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed.
     
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    If Jesus often taught outdoors, it was because great crowds followed him. He would launch out in a boat and speak from the water using the natural amplification of water to speak to crowds.

    Mat 13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
    2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
    3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

    But Jesus did not always preach outdoors, he often spoke to people privately, such as Nicodemus and Zacchaeus.

    Luk 19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
    6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
    7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

    So, there is no one way to preach.
     
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    Is this available to watch online?

    Somewhat agreed.

    Not only this, but Whitefield was beaten, and nearly to death for his preaching.

    Partially true. Judgment is already upon the lost, thus preaching doesn't bring judgment, it simply acknowledges it.

    Yes, God knows the heart, and the heart of all lost is wicked and deserving of eternal punishment. After this, I am not sure what you mean by your statement 'not to be judging peoples eternal salvation with vengeance'
     
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    Yes Jesus often preached outdoors if you have read the gospel of Mark. In it you will recall many instances where he open airs and preaches around the area. Do you not agree with this?
     
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    Actually, I think Jesus mostly went into the temple to preach.

    Mat 26:55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.

    Truth is, Jesus preached constantly to everyone. But I do not get the impression he stood in the streets and shouted at people, although he might have done that at times.

    Now John the Baptist? He stood and shouted I think. Not in the streets, but in the wilderness. Folks went to him which kind of argues against Total Inability that you hold to.

    Mat 1:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
    2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
    3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
    4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
    5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,
    6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.

    This is why I criticized you before, you believe all this nonsense about Total Inability that Calvinism teaches, you are always criticizing "Arminians". This passage shows that unregenerate men have the ability to seek God and repent.

    Listen to the Bible, not men.
     
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    Matt. 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom...

    Matt 9:35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom

    Mark 1:21 Then they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and taught.

    Mark 12:35 Then Jesus answered and said, while He taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David?

    Luke 4:16 And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.

    Luke 20:1 Now it happened on one of those days, as He taught the people in the temple and preached the gospel, that the chief priests and the scribes, together with the elders, confronted Him

    John 7:14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught.

    John 8:20 These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple;

    John 18:20 Jesus answered him, “I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where the Jews always meet, and in secret I have said nothing."
     
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    Given this ITL; this thread SHOULD...now pretty much be officially over. Game. Set. Match. :thumbsup:
     
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    So Jesus preached open air AND in the synagogues/temples; so "open air" isn't the only way.

    Not to mention the passages in 1 Cor 12 that talk about how there are many different members, and different gifts; and 1 Peter 4 that says if any man ministers, let him do it as of the ability that God gives him; and other passages that acknowledge not everyone is the same, so we shouldn't encourage everyone to try to be the same/do things the same way.
     
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    Yes, he has, and so have I. And I agree with the Rev. You cannot find passages to support the contention that it is the "primary way." That's ridiculous. What you see as "street preaching" with Jesus was actually relational evangelism. He wasn't going to reach the Pharisees. They had no interest. His tweaking their arrogant demeanors was an indirect relational evangelism, finding common ground with the general populace who also saw the Pharisees as arrogant, but did not feel comfortable telling them so.
     
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    Actually Total depravity is a Biblical doctrine. Lets first turn to Romans 3:10-18 and The passage clearly teaches that no one seeks after God for they all seek their own ways and not of God.

    Next turn to Matt 16:17 and Jesus teaches that it was God that revealed to Peter the fact that Jesus is the Christ. Next turn to John 10 and Jesus speaks about his elect and they are the ones that hear his voice. Jesus did not say that the non elect hear him, He clearly spoke of His sheep whom are the elect. Next turn to John 6:65 and the text says that no on can come to the father unless the father has enabled him (NIV). Likewise Mt 11:27 says that the son chooses to reveal himself to some and that some is the elect. For the icing on the cake turn to Jonah 2:9 and the text reads "Salvation comes from the Lord" (NIV). Therefore it seems obvious that the Holy Spirit chooses to reveal himself to some and those that are of the elect. Regarding the passages that you mentioned Jesus was preaching for the elect to respond to salvation for He knew that not everyone would do so. Likewise I try to follow His example when I preach for I know that only the elect will respond to the call to salvation whom God has prepared.

    I can understand your frustrations about this doctrine for I once thought as you did. I know its a hard one to understand.


     
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    God's primary method is spirit filled obedience, not any one method.
     

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