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  1. A little more hope please says:

    That’s it. If you’re going to stand in the middle of campus yelling, preaching, and a holerin’, you might as well preach what Christ did. I never enjoyed the old testament and so only read it once, but I’ve read the gospels over and over. Mark 7:28 is perhaps one of my favorites. Every time I’ve read the gospel I get the overwhelming feeling that Christ spent lot of his time helping people. In fact, one of the reasons he was loved and respected was because he accepted all and healed the sick and fed the hungry and protected the weak. That’s not disputable, most of the early chapters in any gospel are people following Christ around because he would help them. Actions speak much louder than words. I have humbled myself before God many times, and I know that He would wish to see those that would speak for him doing so with acts of kindness, consideration, and Love to all who come before you. I know from hearing others talk, that your signs and your words have hurt them. That more than help spread His message you have hardened hearts you seek to open. This is not the way. Please, I beseech you to put away the attention grabbing and darkly worded signs and the flyers and to reach out with your heart to those you seek to help.

    Matthew 23:15, if you bring others to the light but do it by scaring them with the prospect of hell, how can they ever accept Him into their hearts when their hearts are too filled up with fear? You cannot hold Him in your heart if you hold fear there as well.

    • preach@luke24vs47.com says:

      Thanks for being honest and bold to respond.
      Could you find a definition of hypocrite and show me what I have said and then acted contrary to that. In all of your reading in the New Testament has Jesus offended you when he speaks of hell?
      MAT 10.28
      Don’t fear those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul, rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Jesus could speak this lovingly because of His concern for their soul. Have you not that concern?
      Since God has given me a love for those that are lost just as I was for so many years, I can’t stand by silently without, sharing the Gospel and praying that God would reveal to them their desperate and urgent need to repent and believe on the Lord Jesus. I acknowledge I may not meet your expectations of preaching, but I encourage you to read the book of Acts and review the sermons of Peter, Steven, and Paul while he was in Athens. Yes the Gospel is foolish to those perishing, but to those saved it is the power of God unto salvation.
      The Holy Spirit convicts
      Of sin, righteousness, and judgment.
      Godly sorrow
      Leads to repentance.
      If you are a Christian I would encourage you to pray for the lost at your campus and ask God to save many.
      I am commissioned by Jesus my Saviour to preach repentance for remission of sins to every creature. Should I not obey Jesus. Even when condemned by you I must not go against my conscience. Scripture is clear.
      Thanks for writing,
      Don karns

    • Don Karns says:

      The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
      Please read the Bible one more time. He came unto His own but they received Him not. He was despised and rejected by men. A man of suffering who knew what sickness was. He was like someone people turned away from. He was despised, and we didn’t value Him. He was a man of sorrows acquainted with grief. He was the Light of the world,but men loved darkness rather than the Light because their deeds were evil.
      He said ” the world hates me because I testify it’s deed are evil.”
      He said ” you will be hated by everyone because of my name.”
      The multitude atempted to kill Him 9 times. He was crucified outside the city and buried in a borrowed tomb. He was hated without a cause.
      He came to save His people from their sins.

    • preach@luke24vs47.com says:

      Thanks for your comment. I appreciate that you have read the New Testament many times. This website is Luke 24 vs 47. I hope you will re visit that passage, for it is the commandment of Jesus to believers to preach repentance for remission of sins to people of all nations, beginning with Jerusalem and then to every part of the earth. I understand your desire, to be helpful, but the command of my Lord is to go and preach. His admonishment was that if you loved Him, you would obey Him. His sinless life, sacrificial death, and resurrection from the dead is how God had reconciled me to Himself. In love for Him and in obedience to Him I will preach, and my message was provided by Him. In love I pray you will be saved from wrong thinking. He is not begging to be accepted into your heart. His command unto all men everywhere is to repent, and He has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness, and that the judgement will be by Him whom God has appointed and He has manifested that to us by raising Him from the dead. he has appointed every man a day once to die and after that the judgment. No one knows their own day, but every man knows they are not morally perfect, what they need to know is their need for forgiveness and that is only found in Jesus Christ. The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to those being saved, to the Jew first and then to the Gentile. Hence there is nothing more loving I could do for my neighbor than to tell them the way of salvation. You are free to feel otherwise, but only by demonstrating a lack of love and obedience to Jesus no concern for your neighbor’s eternal dwelling place. According to Jesus in Matt., Mark, Luke He came to call sinners to repentance.
      Thanks again for your comment
      Don

  2. Jake Swink says:

    Quick Question for you guys:
    Why do you find this to be the best form of evangelism? I would agree with many of doctrinal statements (at least that of your church in Pasqua…). Why do you think confrontational apologetics is the best form? Why not relational evangelism?

    I have found that after you guys come through, it is definitely easier to start conversations with people because you have become an easy starting point of conversation!

    • Thanks for the question Jake. It is really 3 quick questions and its difficult to make a quick response. With regards to why —- confrontational or open air apologetics, my prayer is this- it is simply preaching the Gospel- to an unconverted crowd. I believe if the same message was preached to believers there would not have been such opposition when Gods righteousness, man’s sinfulness, our need for redemption, idolatry of evolution, and the oppression of the weak was preached. The Gospel is a sweet savor of life to those being saved and the savor of death to those condemned.

      Jesus sends believers out to preach to the unconverted (see luke24vs47). He spoke this knowing of the confrontations to come; stating the world hated Him first. And the world would hate those who love Him. I wont say it is the only way or the best way, but as I study Gods Word it would be the way Jesus and His disciples preached.

      For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but it is God’s power to us who are being saved.

      Can there be a better way? Believing you to be a brother in Christ, I leave it unto you. To stand and preach the Gospel is to learn of the insufficiency of self and our utter dependency on God. I know without doubt that without Gods help, His presence, His Holy Spirit, no one will be saved by my speech or my argumentation. So we pray before and after we preach, for God to save souls. Acknowledging I am not good at preaching but trusting in Gods Word. Moses was slow of speech but when he came to simply trust Gods Word, then God moved and accomplished His will in Egypt. So I ask you a quick question, if you feel it necessary to establish a friendship, or win someones confidence before sharing the Gospel truth, are you trusting God and His Word, or are you trusting your ability. Do you really believe the Gospel is Good News; or is it a heavy burden you can only expect a friend to understand. Have you considered a man might mistakenly think your attempts at friendship was a tool you used to make a convert. As a Christian you love them and trust God even if they aren’t a friend. Jesus preached to multitudes but there were times when He had conversations or reasoned with men about the scripture. We try to travel as a team so that as one preaches others are having conversations are distributing tracts, or praying. Some don’t preach but are more comfortable praying or speaking 1 to 1. Often we bring some local believers with us and they may not preach, but they encourage and learn and see the Bible become real life.

      Consider if you will what has been called the great awakening in Europe and in America. In England, Scotland, Wales and in the US, men like Wesley, Whitefield, Howell Harris, and others preached to the men in the coal fields, shipyards, and city parks, and market places. This was in the 18th and 19th century and now the American model has become to invite nonbelievers to church, or lunch or a meeting somewhere, often to get them to a place where a good speaker (Pastor or ministry leader) can offer a clear Gospel presentation. Thetefore we may not conform to the model many have, but

      1 Corinthians 1:21 21 For since, in God’s wisdom, the world did not know God through wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of the message preached.

      So we pray always that God is glorified and know He is pleased to save through The preaching of His message.

      So I am grateful for young men like you who do follow up and answer questions. Please continue to be bold. The Gospel is so much needed in this dark time and generation. Preach it, speak it, pass out tracts. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

      how can they call on Him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about Him? And how can they hear without a preacher? And how can they preach unless they are sent?

      Campus is a great place to share your faith, to witness, to testify. Who knows what God may make of what you offer up to Him. To be encouraged in campus witnessing, I encourage you to go to the website

      sermon audio.com

      And search for preacher Paul Washer

      And select his testimony

      (a liar and a coward)..

      This shows how one Christian on campus can share a message- and God uses it to make a preacher.

      Thanks for asking,

      Don karns

      • Jen says:

        In your response to Jake Swink, you say “can there be a better way?” I am a sister in Christ and I work with atheists every day of my life. They are my friends, co-workers, and I love them as much as my Christian friends. I evangelize by loving them in deed and in word and praying for them when I am having my quiet time with God. The atheists I know are completely turned off by people like you yelling on street corners and handing out tracts. This is not surprising; the Bible tells us so, and so does our common sense. They have heard your message before and rejected it. You are telling them nothing new. All that you are accomplishing is making my mission more difficult by more firmly cementing their negative view of Christians, and by extension, Christ. I urge you, as your sister, to try building relationships over time instead or exacting drive-by judgments of strangers who don’t know you, don’t trust you, and think you and me and all other Christians are at best ignorant, and at worst crazy haters. I do not hate you. I believe your intentions are indeed loving. It’s the delivery and method that I fear are harming and diluting your message and making the message of Christ even more abhorrent to unbelievers. I am not saying that you shouldn’t share the message. But please be discerning about HOW you share the message.

      • preach@luke24vs47.com says:

        Thanks for leaving a comment. And it is great to consider the zeal you have for what you believe. This site is
        Not really “youaresinners.com. ” It is
        Luke 24vs47.com.
        In that verse in the Bible ( and I hope you will read it ), Jesus is telling His disciples that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
        And this was preached by men like Peter, Steven, and Paul. I hope you will read their sermons in the Bible as well.
        Is 58.1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
        In your comment you reference the Bible, saying it confirms what you believe. It sounds as if we both have a love for our neighbors and a concern for their souls. The issue is how to demonstrate this love and how genuine concern for souls is manifested, and what the response to Jesus was and what He said the response to those who follow Him would be. I would ask you to at least offer a scripture if you are going to rebuke me for being in error. I would ask you to go back and read the Bible Again noting the things Jesus said, not just to the religious, but even to the towns where He did many miracles. I would remind you that after the Book of Acts, all of the epistles and their amazing promises were written to believers and not to non-believer. To the non- believer Jesus spoke of condemnation, hell, and judgment. He warned, He promised; those who believe in His name would have eternal life; those who did not believe we’re condemned. He warned; unless a man repent he would perish. He warned of hell fire and brimstone, of a fire never quenched, He warned of a worm of torment. He said all this in demonstration of His love and concern for souls. He warned of the judgment to come in love. God chastises those He loves. Have you considered that a demonstration of love would be to warn?
        Jesus also warned His disciples. He said that in His name they would be persecuted Matt 10.23
        In Luke 21.12 He warned that for His name sake men would lay hands on them, persecute them, He warned they would be hated by everyone because of His name.
        In John 15.23 He warned His followers would be persecuted, saying the world would hate them because it hated Him first.
        In John 21.18 Jesus tells of the death Peter His Apostle would suffer, and declared that His death would glorify God. Have you ever wondered what Peter did, that He would suffer such a death?
        Now these are scripture verses that are contrary to what you call evangelism. I didn’t simply say ” the Bible says”, I didn’t say this according to “common sense”. I have responded with scripture, considering you a sister, accepting your profession of faith. I would encourage you to consider these things. What we are called to do as Christians, and the promised response by the unsaved. Now those whom God draws to His Son, the Spirit of God will work in them, convicting them of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and bringing about a Godly sorrow for sin that would lead to repentance.
        If you consider these things yet still would judge what I do or the message preached- which I would say is biblical, then I will simply finish with God’s word spoken through Paul,
        1 Corinthians 4:3-5
        It is of little importance to me that I should be evaluated by you or by any human court.
        In fact, I don’t even evaluate myself.
        For I am not conscious of anything against myself, but I am not justified by this.
        The One who evaluates me is the Lord.
        Therefore don’t judge anything prematurely, before the Lord comes, who will both bring to light what is hidden in darkness and reveal the intentions of the hearts. And then praise will come to each one from God.

        I will not judge you, I will consider you a handmaiden of the Lord, purchased not with silver or gold, but by the precious blood of Jesus. If you feel called to share your faith in a different way, then I rejoice that Jesus name is being declared to all your unsaved or atheist friends, and the Gospel is being shared with the unconverted. May God bless your ministry. I love you as a sister. May God be glorified and Jesus Christ be exalted. Thanks again,
        Don

  3. David says:

    Brother, reading the comments are disheartening. So much hate. But while it is disheartening, it is plain why people have so much hate, they love themselves more than God, who indeed loves them and shows mercy to them by allowing them to hear His gospel proclaimed. Scripture remains true. Continue on Don, praying for you this morning brother.

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