Once again the sodomites overturned the will of the people, not once but twice in California. Twice this state voted “NO” on same sex marriage, this is not a typo, the leftist, socialist, tree hugging Golden State has standards. But the sodomite community marched in the back door and had one federal judge (Vaughn R. Walker) over rule 7 million voters, oh and did I mention that he is a homosexual himself?
So on Wednesday August 18th the city of San Francisco was going to start marrying same sex couples at city hall and with an event like that guess who is coming to the wedding? God’s Word as per Ezekiel 3 and 33.
The day before we were to leave the Ninth Circus Court of Appeals put a stay on judge Walker decision so everything is on ice till early December and knowing this we continued to keep with Plan ‘A’ of driving 6 hours to Northern
Is it odd, or have you noticed a liberal State as California has better standards than some church denominations that welcome sodomites to speak from the
TUESDAY morning Mark and I drove up and assist the Northern Tribe at preaching the Lady GaGa concert as there were about 12 of us with banners, horns and tracts. The crowds heard and saw the kingdom of God in their face and no ‘small stir’ was made by the main doors. There was an older lady that drove by the venue going home and had issues with my “Ask Me Why You Deserve Hell” banner, that she parked her car and walked right up to me interrupting another conversation to question my banner. And as soon as I found out that she was a Pastor that only added fuel to the fire. We debated the role of a females in the Body of Christ and the topics of sin, hell and that sign of mine. After about 15 minutes she was so upset she imploded
Well, the story is not over because I was send an email from her the other day and I see the Holy Ghost convicted her of that conversation as she even accused the Apostle Paul of being anti-women. I will post her email on this blog but this debate caused a stir that a young man tried to get into the fray to defend us and after she walked away he told us that he was a band member for GaGa.
He did not have issues with any of our banners, nor our preaching as he said he was a Christian and grew up playing in Church bands. He said that most homosexuals find a home with the music ministry and he had issues with that. Kevin Ray and I encouraged him to be a Trojan horse and be an example, he listened to our 15 minute exhortion and thanked us. He said he needed a job, as he grew up in Detroit and his father and other family members had been laid off after working for the automotive industry and that GaGa job supports his whole family. I gave him my card and told him that I would send him a Christian T-shirt that he promised to wear.
HERE IS THE EMALE I RECEIVED FROM THE WOMAN AT THE GAGA CONCERT:
Hello Ruben, Brother in Christ:
We got off on the wrong foot (so to speak) last evening and I feel badly about that. I approached you in an incorrect manner, especially since you had already been dealing with confrontation from others while standing in front of the building. I didn't even know what concert was being performed. I understand why you were there.
Teaching the word of God in a room full of people who voluntarily show up is very different than standing on a street corner attempting to get through to strangers. It is no wonder that you and I would have different perspectives. No one ever yells, kicks, or spits at me (other than the occasional 3 year old!). I was called to a relatively easy task compared to yours.
I work for a advertising and marketing firm (day job). I spend my 8-5 determining the best way to sell something, whether it is a concept (wear seatbelts), a service (Clean your carpets), or a thing (Buy a new car). I only tell you this so you have some idea of my background. BTW, that was also my intent when I told you I was a pastor.... not to brag by any means, only to let you know that I was essentially on your side already.
Due to my misplaced defensiveness, I was never really able to explain why I had stopped by to talk to you. I had seen your sign, as well as the others, when I drove by on my way home from the office (around the block from the stadium). I drove around the block and parked just to talk to you.
My first thought was that I was glad there was a presence for God on the corner, though at first I didn't know why. Once I found out about the concert, I was particularly grateful and said a little prayer of thanks that God has people, such as your group, willing to stand in public for Him.
I noticed that all the signs referred to Jesus as the savior, the only way to avoid hell. I agree 100% with that message. It couldn't be more accurate. It seemed to me, from what I could see, that only the sign you were holding did not tell the public what they needed to do to be saved. It just said they deserved hell. While I have to agree that we all deserve it, but luckily some of us have received his grace, I was sensitive to the message it was sending to those who would not understand it.
Having worked with a number of agnostics and atheists in the past, I've found that the way the message is presented makes a difference in their reaction. As a marketer, I am sensitive to it.
The "in-your-face" directness is somewhat tolerated when the reason is given. I think that is just fine because it gives the reader something to think about.... "who is this Jesus who can save us?" I have found that outrightly telling people they are going to hell, without displaying how to avoid it, is only inflammatory and the message is lost on the reader of the sign. Certainly, as you were doing, when someone stops to confront you, you have the opportunity to witness and explain the truth. My concern was for the passersby who would not stop to talk to you. Your message is the truth. But the truth will be lost when all the person sees is what they consider to be nothing more than an insult. It will drive them further away from our Lord's precious grace.
Maybe it IS because I am a woman, but I believe in the old saying that you can attract more flies with honey than with vinegar. I've always believed that God wants us to choose Him because we love him, not because we are afraid to go to hell. I have gotten more people to show interest in Jesus by telling them how they can be forgiven for any sin with the acceptance of Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Its the same message as your, but without trying to scare them into it.
Unfortunately, with all the confrontation that was already going on, I was immediately intimidated and defensive. When you attacked me because I was a female pastor, I felt my integrity was being questioned. I went into the service of God because I felt His call tugging at me. It wasn't a random or impulsive move. It took much prayer and meditation and consultation with advisors as well as my husband and family.
I'm not sure why it would be so hard to believe that God might call women into His service. In today's society, people will now listen to women. Jesus himself never said that women should not preach. He did not say anything about it.
Taken in historical context, one realizes that in those times, women were not even considered a part of the population. An example is shown in Matthew 14:21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children. The story is about feeding 5000 and the women and children were included in the story as afterthoughts. I'm not saying this because I resent it. That was simply how it was in those days.
Today, women are full citizens. As I said, I felt a very strong call into God's service. Certainly we all know that it isn't for the pay. It is only for the love of the Lord that anyone would respond to His call.
WEDNESDAY morning we headed downtown as San Francisco is a cross between Sodom and Mars Hill, because right in front of the City Hall is this large odd Hindu idol (see photo below) and next to this statue is a small playground with a sign that reads “All Adults Must Be Accompanied By A Child In the Play Ground”……..I guess the difference between a homosexual and a pedophile, is just a matter of time.
As only in Frisco is it gray, cold, overcast and gloomy in mid August.
We stood at the main doors to City Hall and was soon confronted by two officers that asked us not to stand next to the steps for they are having an HIV rally at noon. It was the 20th anniversary since the death of Ryan White for he is the poster-boy for HIV and AIDS being diagnosed with AIDS at age 13. They dare not use a transvestite nor a flamboyant homosexual but rather jump on the coat tail of a teenager from Indiana to campaign for their cause.
Now City Hall is located on Polk Street, yes it is Polk Street, I know only in California and the issue that day was how to stop HIV and we were ready to share the microphone.
The police showed up in force just before noon and asked me to move across the street and I politely refused, so they deceided to put baracades around us to keep the angry homosexuals at bay, then they decided to put another row as an isurance buffer as officers stood around watching.
Spokespeople for Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer and Mayor Gavin Newsom among others were drounded out as Mark and I adding comments to their written speeches then we booed and hissed the speakers. Our point was made loud, clear and often “If you want to stop HIV and AIDS stop sodomy now. They are the high risk group for what reason? Is this disease in the water, is it aorborne, is it in a perticular food or is it from a perticular activity we shouted”
Each speaker blamed Bush or Reagan for the disease, promised a cure with more tax payer money needed and used Ryan White as their poster-child to tug on hearts, all to the applause of the audience. Responsibility nor accountability was never memtioned but from the cheap seats as Mark and I shouted which cause some speakers to stumble with their prepared delivery.
I preached at my first homosexual parades in West Hollywood and San Francisco back in 1980, which most of those people I warned have since died, I ponder the inspired words of Peter;
“And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”
Now if these people did not repent, they are in torment right now and if they could return to a pride parade today, I’m sure their warnings on hellfire would make our method seem lukewarm regarding that place.
“And in HELL he lift up his eyes, being in TORMENTS, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and COOL MY TONGUE; for I am TORMENTED IN THIS FLAME. But Abraham said, Son, REMEMBER that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art TORMENTED. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest SEND HIM to my father's house: For I have five brethren; that he may TESTIFY UNTO THEM, lest they also come into THIS PLACE OF TORMENT. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them HEAR THEM. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, THEY WILL REPENT. And he said unto him, If they HEAR NOT MOSES AND THE PROPHETS, NEITHER WILL THEY BE PERSUADED, though one rose from the dead” -Luke 16
This is the most conservative numbers I found regarding AIDS and Frisco many articles, websites and blogs are higher:
In 1990, 4,336 people were living with AIDS in San Francisco, by 2008 the number of San Francisco residents living with AIDS had grown to 9,248 and today the numbers continue to grow. Money, walk a thons, bike a thons, rallies and condoms can not stop this disease so I asked if they have been tested Bible Positive? This lifestyle is a high risk group to disease such as:
Anal Cancer, Chlamydia trachomatis, Cryptosporidium, Giardia lamblia, Herpes simplex virus, Human immunodeficiency virus, Human papilloma virus, Isospora belli, Microsporidia, Gonorrhea, Viral hepatitis types B & C, Syphilis, Hepatitis A, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Epstein-Barr virus, Neisseria meningitides, Shigellosis, Salmonellosis, Pediculosis, Herpes Type 8 or HHV-8, scabies, Campylobacter HIV/AIDS to name a few…….and they call themselves gay? And this is not adding the alcohol, illegal and prescription drugs addition and suicide…….can we say “Reprobate” here?
After the event the police escorted us a few blocks to our vehicle for our safety, as we started back to Los Angeles and we plan on returning in early December to publicly contend for the faith regarding male female marriage.
We returned to Venice Beach and just what are they having that day under the sun?
“Go Topless Day” a Jezebel protest on the boardwalk, so we preached on the issue of modesty, nakedness and how women are not like men.
You know when Adam sinned, he hid from God, Adam had shame and ran from his Creator. Now the 21 century Adam has no shame as his older brother had, for he parades in his nakedness, boasts of his nakedness, marches with fist raised publicly in his nakedness then demand everyone look and accept his nakedness. Oh the Adam of today is a different animal that has no embarrassment or humiliation of his nakedness.
SIDE BAR OVER
Now this march and rally was under the umbrella of have equal rights, women's rights, equal protection under the law, the 14th Amendment and walk for breast cancer, with women goose stepping on the Venice Beach boardwalk topless. But guess who is really behind the Oz curtain of this event? A sex cult called the Raelians which believes that humans were created by advanced extraterrestrial scientists known as the Elohim and we came from UFO’s as a mother-ship is hovering overhead. So this was nothing more than an evangelical crusade to bring others into their fold as the women were pimped as lures to entice. The Raelian Priestess (Nadine Gary) said “We will force men to legally cover up if women can’t go bare” so is that a prophecy?
Why have this yearly event in August you ask? Well on August 26, 1920, the U.S. Constitution was amended to grant women the right to vote, and in 1970 Congress declared August 26 “Women’s Equality Day.”
Well Mark and I stood on the boardwalk with banners raised, about 2 hours before the almost nude parade started and was confronted by a female officer that told me we could not stand on the boardwalk. She asked me to move as she sat inside her patrol vehicle so I asked for the penal code so I can look it up or give it to legal counsel and she told me that if I was given the code it would be on a citation. When I asked again, she jumped out from her vehicle and gave Mark and I a ticket for standing on the boardwalk. This only inflamed a crowd as we preached only in America can Christianity be illegal and we encouraged the crowd not to stand around us lest they too get cited.
After we finished getting our citation, we walked to where this breast rally and march was going to be and there made no small stir about modesty. The crowd was exhorted that we will all stand naked before God and you will be ashamed of your sin if Jesus is not your covering. You knew we were in Venice Beach as men walk around with bras on as women were almost topless. The police decided to have us move at least two more times, as women exposed themselves in front of us. But we were the lawbreakers that day, as I am reminded of Isaiah the Prophet who said:
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
“For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men”
Article from the Los Angeles Times.
Topless protesters turn heads at Venice Beach:
“…..Just as the march was about to start at 2 p.m., two counterprotesters showed up from the Bible Believers church in Los Angeles, toting signs and shouting at the crowd on the sand. "Women and men are completely different. Just because men do things doesn't mean women need to do them," shouted Mark Steven, wearing a "Trust Jesus" T-shirt….”
“Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man” -Isaiah 47:3
STREET PREACHING IN THE NEWS
Chicago's Gay Parade And Related Gay Memories:
“….Then Bam! The loudest stentorian in the 250 thousand-plus Gay Parade revelers came from a short, obese, God-quoting anti-Gay on an aluminum ladder. He wielded a bullhorn and wore a kind of faux police shirt hidden by his venomous body-sized sign….”
President Obama: Words for How We Feel Now:
“…..Even Rubin Israel, the man holding the sign "Homo Sex is Sin" would only go so far as "Skeptical."……”
A New Prop 8 Documentary & The Creative Deception It Tells About the LDS Church:
“…..This isn't the only documentary that Reuben Israel has been in. He was also in another documentary called Article VI: Faith, Politics, America and can be briefly seen protesting against the LDS Church in that film's trailer…….”
Religious protests shouldn’t be grounds for eliminating free speech zones:
“……As for Biblical grounds for their crusade, he cited John 7:7 and Isaiah 58:1, which say respectively, “The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil” and “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sins.”…….”
Kristne demonstranter hetser Obama:
Preaching against Obama in Norway as he ets the Nobell Peace Prize
Anne Rice realizes the Christian Empire has no clothes:
“…..With what we have been seeing in America recently – the Christian controversy about the governor’s race in South Carolina, the upcoming International Burn a Koran Day, the emotional rhetoric over the proposed Mosque at Ground Zero, the antics of Westboro Baptist Church and people like Ruben Israel all peppered by idiotic remarks from self-avowed Christians like Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Ann Coulter – I think that Rice is on to something here……”
Of Street Preachers and Newhall religion:
“……Yes, Santa Clarita may be one of the most churched-out communities in the nation (just browse the CHU section of the phone book), but for a community of nearly 250,000, our street preacher-to-resident ratio is stunningly low….”
Crazy Street Preacher Blasphemes Feminism:
”….And surely the dynamic between the unrepentant Christian conservative and the nominally secular crowd of young people ensconced in college-aged hedonism needs little exposition….”
Rundle Mall spruikers fined:
"A group of Christian street preachers has been fined more than $2,500 for preaching in Rundle Mall without a permit. Four men were taken to court by the Adelaide City Council after refusing to pay fines for unauthorised spruiking...."
Preachers Arrest Won't Shut him up:
“Christian Web News - On August 23, Pastor Ronnie Wallace will be in a court hearing due to his arrest in Charlotte, NC for preaching the gospel in front of an abortion clinic.
Wallace was sitting on a step-ladder preaching on a public easement outside the Family Reproductive Health Abortion Clinic when seven police officers came and arrested him. He was ordered to stop preaching by one officer but when he refused he was taken into custody on a vague charge of placing or maintaining an obstruction in the right of way……”
BROTHER DICK STIRING UP THINGS AT KSU IN GEORGIA:
First off I would like to give the Lord the praise, glory and thanks He deserves for all that He has done for us over the years at Kennesaw State University. This year marks the at least the 7th year that we have brought the Word of God to bear upon the hard hearted, obstinate, stubborn, self-assured, arrogant, self-willed and proud gaggle of sinners at our local home town campus. As a result of the faithful preaching of the Word without compromise or apology we have continued to press on in the struggle to make His WILL known to all...that they should REPENT of their fornications, homo sex perversion, whoremongering, revelry, drunkenness, dope use, lying, cheating and stealing...and come before Him in humility with a contrite heart, broken over their sin and asking Him for the forgiveness and life that ONLY Jesus can give them...commanding all men everywhere to REPENT or perish....without apology.
As we began this first week of the new semester on day two of the new school year we were presented with a new and improved "Free Speech" area...as you may know, the KSU administration created a designated "Free Speech" area on campus two years ago...it was located in a decent place but it was not a prime location. It sufficed, we worked with it and the Lord blessed the work. Earlier this year we were informed that the University had plans on building a totally new "Free Speech" area, we had our doubts that this new area would be located anywhere near a main artery on campus...we were wrong. The new Free Speech area is located next to the largest classroom structure on campus...every student that graduates from KSU must take classes in this building. The current enrollment at KSU is now over 25,000 students and will likely rise to 35,000 by 2015. So, needless to say, we were all pleasantly surprised by the location of the new Free Speech area. In addition to that, this new area has a "Speakers Platform", a riser that may be only 6-8 inches tall but a "Speakers Platform" never-the-less...the area is circular, red pavestones with a 2 foot semi-circular wall surrounding the back half of the Free Speech area, this wall is capped with limestone slabs...half of the circular area is covered by large Oak trees providing ample shade...and the entire viewing area, the area where the students gather is completely covered by the shade of these giant Oak trees so that the crowds are not baking in the sun...the area is also adjacent to the only site on campus where SMOKING is allowed so we have a captive audience...all the smokers are confined to this one area and must listen to the preaching or stop smoking and leave the area. There is a small hill that rises up in front of the Free Speech area, at the crest of the hill is a covered sidewalk, this covered sidewalk connects the largest building on campus with all the other buildings including the library...immediately behind this walkway is another long building that serves as a natural voice amplifier...on top of all this there is an open grassy area immediately opposite of the back side of the semi-circular wall surrounding the Free Speech area where additional students can gather to watch and listen...again, I see this whole thing as the handiwork of God...the unmerited favor of our heavenly Father at work...I am simply amazed.
At 12:20 pm on Day One we began to lift up our voices and banners, by 1:00 pm we had a decent crowd, by 2 pm the crowd was so large that the hill immediately across from the Free Speech area had filled in and the KSU Police had to step in...each police officer had a fist full of papers...they began working their way through the crowd passing out single sheets of paper to the students...they did the same thing on Day Two and Day Three...each day the KSU Police would arrive with a handful of these papers and begin passing them out whenever the time seemed right or students came over to complain about the preaching...I asked the Captain of the KSU Police (which, by the way, have full arrest authority just like a Marietta Police Officer) and he gladly provided me with a copy...
Now it was time for me to experience SHOCK-N-AWE...as I read the piece that the police had been handing out for the past three days I felt as if someone had just handed me my first Bible...it was a moment that I will never forget and I just want to shout PRAISE THE LORD for the great things He has done!!!
I cannot tell you how thankful I am for all the work that brother Zach has put in over the years as a liaison to the administration at KSU...he has been, as he always is, a faithful friend and warrior for the Lord. I am also very grateful for all the brethren who have come to Marietta and preached open air at KSU over the years, I am grateful for each one of you...I am thankful for the help we have received from our friends at ADF even though they never actually had to send a single letter to the campus administrators, Attorney Nate Kellum provided us with expert advice on how to stand up for our rights when we were experiencing trouble early on...thank you all once again for your contributions on behalf of the Lord and the reward of His suffering.
I could give you a blow by blow account of the past three days but I want to cut to the chase with one particular account from today...this young male student approached me on the edge of the Free Speech area (the students are not allowed to cross over into the Free Speech area) we had been preaching against homo sex perversion for three days now...with signs and banners...we had homo sexual students acting out on all three days...so, this young man comes over to me and begins to ask questions about the banner I had, I asked him if he recognized the colors of the banner and if he could correlate those colors with anything in particular...he tried to guess that the purple color stood for royalty and took a few more stabs at it until I suggested that he think in terms of a large scale, annual party...he guessed right when he said Mardi Gras. I told him that this banner was originally designed for use on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras and that we have been down there with this banner preaching to drunkards, homos and sinners of every sort...he said that he thought he recognized the banner...he said that he is from New Orleans, grew up in New Orleans and went down to Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras and that he was familiar with the Mardi Gras PREACHERS...Ruben et.al. So, he has heard the message preached at Mardi Gras and now at KSU...he then began to ask me about the sin of SODOM and why it was so particularly reprehensible in the eyes of God. We spent at least 20 minutes going over the subject as we looked at Romans 1 & 2 and concluded with Revelation 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. At the end of this conversation I looked straight in his eyes and asked him if he was a homosexual.....he answered...yes. I told him that he can escape from Sodom, that he can lead a life pleasing to the Lord and that the Lord will give him a pure, respectful and holy love for a woman, he said that he had had several girlfriends...he said a few more things (if you want a copy of this audio exchange I will gladly send it to you)...he admitted that he was not entirely committed to the homo lifestyle, I could sense that he was searching for a means of escape...a way that he might leave Sodom for good and I believe that the Word of God and the message and Spirit of the Lord will set this captive free at last...he was genuinely seeking the Truth and it was a privilege to be a part of God's redemptive action in this manner. That single exchange, in my opinion, made the entire effort worth while...we may not have "landed" the fish but we got it up to the boat and laid eyes on it and when it comes to fishing, that can be as satisfying as actually bringing the fish in the boat. The Lord is obviously working on saving the soul of this young Sodomite...I am amazed.
Finally, a young man named Darin, a student at KSU, showed up on Day One, Day Two and Day Thee...Darin had his Bible with him today, he had been watching the preaching for the past two days and was in FULL AGREEMENT with the message, the method and the manner in which we preached. So there was Darin, in the Free Speech area today, WAITING for us to arrive...he helped us set up the portable pulpit, told me that he attends Ebenezer Baptist Church in Dallas, Georgia and that he requested prayer for us at the Wednesday night service last night...he asked if he could hold a banner...he held the banner while I preached and when I was through Darin put the banner down and opened his Bible and his mouth and began to PREEACH!!!
He was so excited and encouraged by the past three days that he was giddy...he was experiencing a personal revival! He wants to bring his pastor out to KSU to preach with us the next time we are there...
I could go on and on and on...this is, in my opinion, the fire seeds of awakening and revival on this campus and this has the potential to go nation wide...worldwide in fact.
If you are interested in student led revivals throughout history please visit this link and read about a variety of Awakenings and Revivals of Religion on College Campuses...LINK
God Bless you all...I look forward, with great anticipation, to the SOAPA conference and the glorious manifestation of the Spirit of the Lord and the Unction of the Holy Ghost on the brethren that will be on campus that week.