Monday, August 29, 2011

GETTING THE RIGHT SIGN FOR THE EVENT


On Sundays while most Christians try to figure out what tie to wear to Church or what shoes will match their dress, I am deciding what sign or banner to fly to preach to my congregation. This has been my life since I was 18 years old and I know of no other way to live. This past weekend we had the ‘Exxxotica convention’ a ‘hemp convention’ and a ‘Muslim convention’ plus the MTV Music Awards in Hollywood and Lewis Black in Anaheim mocking God with his ‘In God We Must Rust’ tour and in a few days I will be New Orleans for a 6 day trip. So many different events means I must take the right sign/banners from my arsenal of signs to the right venue and convey a right message.

“That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works”

I have everything needed for a street preacher in my mancave, a verity of signs and banners, wooden poles, PVC poles and metal poles what ever the city code is, different size mega-horns, Bibles, tracts, business cards, duffel bags, batteries, ear plugs, books, CD’s, shirts, stickers, safety glasses, goggles, gas masks, tools to repair banners and horns, belts, tool bags, yellow tape, ladders, steps, etc. My bat cave is like a home depot, Big 5 sporting goods and a Christian book store all combined.

Friday after work I preached in downtown Los Angeles on Seventh Street and Broadway, this was the very place I saw my first street preacher. I was about 8 years old and I was holding hands with my father as we walked by him preaching a sermon, he was an older guy and looked like he just walked out of a salvation army service as he preached with passion on the sidewalk. So I often go to that location for personal reasons. This day I met up with Jason, he is a unbeliever I met while in Venice Beach the week before, as we spent time going over his questions and he enjoyed the answers so much, he made time to hear me again at another city. He is a professional photographer and took over 100 photos of me preaching with banner raised and Bible in hand.




After I finished preaching he had more questions and I had more answers. As with many unbelievers, he knew his Bible and his questions were sincere, he had asked other believers but did not believe they answered his questions. Such as, how can we both love and fear God, how can God kill so many people as in the flood with Noah and how can this God allow Job to have his wife and children killed.



Pray for him as I believe we will see each other more.
Below was his email to me the evening after we met in Venice Beach and he checked out ‘Official Street Preachers’ website:

“Holy Jesus, Ruben,
I just watched your video… that is some heart pounding, fire and brimstone, type stuff… you guys are not playing any games, clearly. Mardi Gras???? All those drunks!! That could not have been much fun… you are a driven man…I'm including some of my work.
It was a pleasure talking with you… a pleasant surprise.”



Saturday, again after work I changed in my work van and headed out to Anaheim to preach at a Lewis Black show as his theme was “In God We Rust” so with a theme like that you only invite people like me.



Black is a Jewish comedian (sic) and mocks the God of the Bible and for some reason avoids jokes to Allah, go figure? We (Mark, Doug and I) made no small stir outside the theater, so much that the manager of Lewis Black came out and stood by us while talking to Lewis on the phone. He later introduced himself to me and asked one of the security guards to take a picture of he and I with my banner. He said Black would like to meet me and I said I have a few things to say to him as well and asked for him to come outside. I was told he could not but if I stayed after the show he would make it happen. I declined and gave him my business card. The people coming to hear Black were mostly older people, some very old as I admonished them for paying money to someone who will mock the very God they will be standing before. Atheist and God haters filled those seats as a few argued back but many stood around and listened to the preaching, some said we were paid by Black and might be better than the show. Towards the end of the night the police were called and we were warned that we were on private property but they were not going to remove us because ‘management’ said we can stay….???.... Yes, someone from the theater called the police on us and told them we were on private property but we could stay. Never met Lewis Black and did not need to because of the ‘no small stir’ outside he got the message loud and clear.

On Black’s facebook page he has two photos of our banners
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2200141536&topic=1483#!/pages/Lewis-Black/71196565222?sk=photos



Sunday
we had three events to do, two at the Los Angeles convention and the third event is just one block away.

A) Exxxotica (aka porno) convention
B) Hemp Con (aka marijuana) convention
C) MTV music awards (aka kids for sex, drugs and rock and roll)

Now the porno convention and the pot convention were on the same floor, just a different exhibit hall. By noon I stood outside with my banner raised as I greeted those walking in the convention center as I asked “Where will you go today, the porno convention….or….the dope smoking convention, what’s a heathen to do on a Sunday?” As most would yell “Both…..we want both!”

This is played as ‘the nation's largest love & sex expo, which features a diverse array of exhibitors showcasing the newest adult products with over 30 hours of informative seminars on a variety of topics, a non-stop schedule of shows and contests on the main entertainment stage, and the top names and brands in adult entertainment.’ Wow, what a dark world and so many young people going in and walking out with XXX bags and autographed posters. And those going to the ‘Hemp Com’ were telling me that it was for medical marijuana but everyone looked fine to me yet seemed a bit paranoid about me asking how much dope they smoked that day. “But God put it here” they said, as I replied “God also created Hell, do you want that? Would you smoke poison ivy too?” Now this crowd was mixed, both old and young walked in and walked out with the green leaf logo on the bag, with some showing off their new bongs. If Christians defended the Bible like these groups defend their sin, we would have had revival yesterday. Good conversations as Angela walked around talking to people and preached at an area used to seat those wanting tickets for the MTV awards.

To be filed under GOD’S TIMING, click this article from the Los Angeles Times
Porn filmmaking shut down after performer tests HIV positive
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/08/porn-performer-tests-hiv-positive.html










After a few hours with the porn-dope people we walked to the Nokia Theatre to preach to a mob of rebellious children who gathered for the MTV Music Awards. This is the Golden Calf that draws the world dancing as that event had over 12.4 million viewers. It was the largest MTV audience ever




Everyone who is anyone with MTV was there as Angela worked the crowd outside and I hit the limos driving in with my banner and preached to hundreds of people that walked past me going into Nokia. Several in the black limo’s gave a positive jester but most seem to believe they are gods making an appearance to the little people. I could not recognize those that drove by my banner but I did notice one Janet Jackson, who I must say does not resemble anything human. With all the facial surgeries and make up, she did not look normal as she was working on her hair in the back seat. God allowed me a great location with both limo and foot traffic as the police gave me liberty to testify. The Red Carpet was impossible to cover but we did the best that could be done as several black males that looked like rappers seemed to be sincere towards God as they past by me, maybe most started out in a Church choir? Never the less God beckoned to them before that sanctified Red Carpet and the flashing lights.

I must say regarding our ‘yutes’ that walked by, the males were if not homosexuals every bit effeminate, from their walk, their dress to their countenance and the females had their assets bulging out from everywhere. I really must wonder, what kind of parents do they have and I do not know how much more mercy and grace God will have on this next generation. Many stood around to get a good rebuke, I guess because their parents never scolded them and they long for this.


STREET PREACHING IN THE NEWS




BROTHER RUBEN, HERE IS A NEWS PAPER CLIP FROM A HOMO EVENT IN TAOS NEW MEXICO AUG.20, 2011 (click the link to read news story and view this 10 minute video clip with a interview with Jeremy, preaching and interaction with police from a local news station in Taos N.M.)
http://www.taosnews.com/articles/2011/08/27/news/doc4e56c7eb850c6740855541.txt




Hey brother Ruben, your N. Georgia chapter of Bible believers is causing No Small Stir here! Check these articles out. Also the Local news at white county news the opinions section! Today Thursday the 25th of August

Anti-gay street preachers target North Ga. mountains
http://www.thegavoice.com/index.php/news/georgia-news/3117-anti-gay-street-preachers-target-north-ga-mountains






UPCOMING EVENTS




Keep us in prayer as I will be in New Orleans for 6 days laboring on Labor Day in that hot humid sinful city. I will be joined with 15 men from other cities and will work with three local Churches as we plan on ‘making no small stir’ for the kingdom of God.

IT’S MAIL TIME


Keep those cards and letters coming as this is just a smidgen of those notes:


God Bless you brother! I appreciate what you stand for! you are a Great example.

Hello, I stumbled across your website today, and I am interested to know whether your ministry believes in Arminianism (man has free will, Jesus died for everyone, God loves everyone etc), - or - a 5-point Calvinist theology (predestination; no true free will; God has elected some to salvation, others to Hell; Jesus died for the sins of the Elect only; God doesn't love everyone etc..)
Also, I would like to ask you what you think about Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, KS... They have beeb out on the streets of this nation conducting pickets every single day for the last 20 years almost, with signs like yours, except much more controversial and blunt language. They are almost universally hated and despised because they picket military funerals, funerals of gays, they say 'thank God for 9/11', thank God for dead soldier's etc.. Their church is made up of about 70 or 80 people, with the vast majority related by either blood or marriage. They claim to be the only true church of the Lord Jesus Christ that exists in this nation (and world) today in these last hours of the last days, and they say that any remaining Elect of God scattered across this world will eventually make their way to WBC, and all others are going to Hell. I am curious to know what you have to say about WBC, because they are similar to you guys, except more zealous and more well-known. Could they be the one true church in these last days?

Hello brother Ruben,
How can I obtain an compact-sized copy of my Constitution Rights just in case I am ever confronted by Police? I am a fellow street preacher here in Akron Ohio. I need something that is small and compact and that I can laminate. Can you help me? Thanks

Ruben Israel, I strongly recommend you come to England. You have no idea how Atheist it is here!! I will join in with you preaching if you set your destination here. Bring a massive team of you here too. The more, the better! This could be the chance for the whole world to see.
Jonathan

Hey Reuben; Please do tell me if you ever plan to come preaching in North Carolina! I don't know if I'd be able to join you or not, but at least I would know. Sometimes I catch just one glimpse of someone that reminds me of the Christians we used to be with; and it makes me so homesick to be with that kind. Or some of my friends see a street preacher and I keep missing even seeing them and I just feel like they are my family in Christ I miss being with and joining so much!!! Jesus bless and keep you always.
Anna

here are some ideas' that I thought for banners for your street preaching: 1st banner: 1st side :sin wants pain 2nd side: God wants Peace. 2nd Banner: 1st side: Sin Loves Pain 2nd side: God Loves Peace 3rd Banner 1st side Sin equals fire/hell (either one) side two: God Equals Life/Peace (either one)
Let me know what you think.
Jason

Seen a clip of you being arrested on a public sidewalk. Looked like Hollywood blvd at night time? What ever came of it and what law did they say you broke?

Mr. Israel - your hatred is strange. Why are you such a hateful man? You remind me of the servant who had his debts forgiven, and then went and beat his debtor (Matthew 18:21-35). That is, if you are saved, if not then you are a bully that poses as a Christian. I do not see why you feel the need to put on a "holier-than-thou" act. I don't think anybody is impressed with your name calling, etc. Furthermore, you twist Scripture to make it fit your bullying ways. You should repent of this, sir. Jesus said to "love your enemies, pray for those that persecute you." (Matthew 5:43-48) And by "pray for those that persecute you," He did not mean to pray for them to get breast cancer, sir. You seem to be a "... grumbler, malcontent, following your own sinful desires; a loudmouth boaster..." as the Book of Jude verse 16 words it. Also, did not even the archangel Michael abstain from calling the Devil himself names? "But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, 'The Lord rebuke you.'" - Jude 9. You, sir, are a bully and seem to enjoy living that way. I urge you to repent from this, sir. Some people revel and love their lying ways, some people love their fornicating ways, some people love their murdering and thieving ways, you, sir, love your bullying and arrogant ways and need to repent of that. In love, Joshua

Thanks for writing brother. Love you so much. Please can you ship to me some gospel tracts?
Belmon

freedom of speech does not give you the right to disrupt an event or a festival and keep others from enjoying it. I can tell that you ignore verses like Matthew 7:12 which is the golden rule do unto others as you want them to do unto you. You preach nothing but hate, intolerence, and what you are doing is immature and immoral. Shame on you. I can tell that you have never won a single person to Jesus by your hateful methods and your hatred. You need to be committed to a mental facility. You are not loving your neighbor as your God commanded you to. You and your "ministry" is nothing but a cesepool of hate and evil.

I've been following you for a while now on youtube and have been moved to love and serve God more. The holy spirit is in your speech and has affected my life to live more holy. I hope you are encouraged as I know it's the greatest joy of my life to hear brothers say that to me. I pray for your safety as you preach, because that means more people will be saved. Thanks brother for being a worker. I saw you were at Arizona state university a few months ago. Sorry I missed you. Hopefully you'll be back so I can labor with you. Take care
Westley

Repent of your man-made doings and serve the King!

I am sad to see fellow Christians so full of venom. Wake up and realize mindless attacks are an unproductive witness to lost souls. Speak the truth in Love, not with malice please."

Ruben, where may I obtain the boards you hold as your preach? Where can I buy them?

Ruben, you are truly empowerd by the Holy Spirit. And a great example of what Jesus commands us to do! Don't back-up, slack-up or give-up!
Chris

Just watched your youtube video about the confortation with muslums. out side a porn shop, and coming out on the streets of chicogo right on the mark brother....it is a blessing to see a bold christian out on the street doing GODs work GOD BLESS....PRAYING.
James

Hi there, my name is Ryan Watkins, and I'm writing a story on a protest that took place in Helen, Georgia over the weekend outside of the Bavaria Inn. I'm looking to contact someone who was actually at the protest and thought you might be able to help point me in the right direction. Are you aware of the protest that took place on Saturday? If so, do you know who organized it? Any help would be most appreciated!
Ryan Watkins
Web Manager
The GA Voice Speaking Out
(404) 815-69**

U are all a bunch of bible bumpers on a quest for your own souls. U should all be ashamed because you believe your lives are bigger than life. You will live forever? Hahaha. I am an atheist for peace! You are all the losers!

You are hurting people if you tell them about Jesus, don’t tell them anymore and burn all your signs, just love them. Given them water, clean their yard, repair their car or give them money. This is what God wants us to do, your preaching only gets people angry for no reason
Lee

Amen, thank u Ruebin...God bless you
Theresa

I came across a number of your utube events. I am greatly encouraged to know that there are other street preachers in America "Holding fast the faithful word" Titus 1:9. I pastor a church here in the center of New England (Worcester Ma) and we have a street preaching outreach on Saturday mornings. A number of the faithful from the church go to hold signs, handout tracts, and engage people with their greatest need - JESUS CHRIST. This has been a great ministry and as a pastor have been greatly inlfuenced by its need.

Mr,Israel WHY do you wear sunglasses? Every picture I see, every You Tube I see, every article I read you have sunglasses on. I want to look into your eyes and see if you are human and you are not helping me
Nancy

Ruben, your a real inspiration to many of us wanting to open air! Do not slack-up or give-up! I want to join your ranks, I live in AZ.

Keep up the testimony brother. I know I appreciate it.
Brother Tim


When is the next time you plan to come near michigan? Is it dearborn? If so i'd like to meet up again with you and help out your team,
Ryan

Hey Ruben! Love your passion. If your ever passing through the midwest, look us up. There are plenty of "high places" that need to be torn down here in Missouri
Chris

I so RESPECT you, Br. Ruben... Press on, Man of God.... Press on... Rise up, O Man of God
Douglas

Wow... I want to shake hands with you in heaven. Praise the Lord.

hi i noticed on your website you said you were looking for people to help spread the gospel through open air street preaching i am willing to do that in my area i feel god has called me to do so because there is barely none in my area city doing anything people are so willing and receptive to listen but there is no one out there reaching them which is why the lord has called me to do it because no one is listening to him and going out there and preaching in the streets of my city to the lost your sister in christ jesus
Michelle

Brother I admire your boldness. You keep preaching Jesus Christ. Come to Akron Ohio. I preach outside the Catholic Churches when mass lets out.

I like your signs and banners. Who makes them 4 u?
Chris

Dear Reuben:
I got my eyes on doing the burning man event in NV Aug 29th. Even thou I do not have tickets to get in, do you recommend it?
Do you know anyone else that is going?
Matt

My Dear Brother Ruben, What is your itinerary from now until the end of September?...
Don

GREAT NEWS BROTHER I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU BROTHERS! A 70 YEAR OLD DRUNK MAN WHO IS KNOW AS POP! CAME THROUGH THE TRAILER PARK TODAY AS WE WERE HAVING CHURCH -CAME IN AND WE HAD THE PRIVILEDGE TO LEAD HIM TO THE LORD! AFTER HIS CONVERSION HE WENT HOME AND THREW AWAY ALL OF HIS BEER AND SAID HE WILL NEVER DRINK ANOTHER DROP! PRAISE GOD! WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR THIS MAN FOR 2 YEARS! HE IS A VERY WELL KNOWN AND INFLUENTAL PERSON IN THE PARK. AND HIS CONVERSION HAS TURNED THE TRAILER PARK UPSIDE DOWN. PLEASE PRAY FOR POP! HE IS GOING TO NEED IT!
FRANK

Wow ! Pastor Ruben, I admire the unity your believer friends have. What an great army; I love the banners, and going straight to the source, homo-sexuals murderer, abortion, e.t.c. Keep on keeping on. I'm yet standing alone, but help is on the way. This is why I believe I met you, this method of evangelism must be duplicated in Chicago. Blessings Today
Ernest

Hey brother Ruben i read you web site that said you need help. I would like to go out and street preach and hold signs. I would like to learn to do it. you can call me or or message me here my # is 513-687-7*** Thanks
Your brother in Christ
Timothy

I preach the law every day, but never do I use the words queer, gay, whore. When you preach the law, the holy Spirit brings conviction. when you call people names, then they no longer listen to the gospel
Robert

Thanks brother
Tommy

Praise God! I have heard a lot about you! I know we would really enjoy it. May the Lord Bless You today, Ruben.. & your ministry for the kingdom of God!
Monica

Amen brother Ruben keep up the good fight!
Joe

JUST WANT U TO KNOW HOW I APPRECIATE U AN YOUR MINISTRY AN YOUR BOLDNESS FOR OUR LORD JESUS...MY PRAYERS ARE WITH U... IF EVER A TIME IT IS NOW TO PROCLAIME JESUS FROM THE HOUSETOPS... I HAVE NOTICED THE LORD GIVING ME MORE BOLDNESS LATELY AN I AM VERY THANKFUL TO HIM, USE TO BE KIND OF MEEK AN MILD,BUT NO MORE, I FIGURE ALL OF THESE OTHER RELIGIONS SPEAK LOUD AN FREELY OF THEIR AGENDAS AN IT IS TIME FOR US TO SO THE SAME, AN WE GOT THE "WORD", WHICH IS "QUICK AN POWERFUL AN SHARPER THEN A 2 EDGED SWORD, PIERCING AN DIVIDING ASUNDER THE JOINT AN MARROW, SOUL AN SPIRIT, AN A DISCERNER OF THE VERY INTENTS OF THE HEART" THE WORD BRINGS, HEALING, DELIVERANCE, RESTORATION, AN SALVATION, WHICH WE WERE ALL SAVED BY, FOR JESUS IS TE WORD..... THE LORD BLESS U BROTHER RUBEN AN YOUR TEAM AS U GO OUT IN BOLDNESS, PROCLAIMING ABOUT JESUS
SHARON

Brother Ruben we will be praying fervently that words of GREAT conviction would pour out of your mouth and that a hedge of protection would follow you!!
Virginia


I love the humor. I'm blessed by your determination to carry the gospel. Keep your powder dry and continue fire those live rounds at satan

Bro Rueben keep up the good fight and one day you will see what
Richard

May GOD Protect your work!

Glad to you guys out there lifting up the name of Jesus Christ. I pray God to give you a GREAT HARVEST! We'll be praying for you guys.
Anthony

Your up dated Soap Box was a blessing bro!! I put it on my web site..
God bless!!!
David

Everyone in america has heard about jesus. You have your opinion on spreading the gospel I have my own. If your way works amen

Greetings in Jesus!
May the grace of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you today!
I found website: www.thegospelmission.net Brother Zachery from Atlanta GA. I'm visiting Atlanta in two weeks but I cannot find a "contact link" for him. Is there any way either I can get ahold of him, or Bro. Zach can get a hold of me. I have a desire to preach openly and I want to go out a few times with a veteran street preacher... If Bro. Zach is unreachable is there any ministries in Atlanta that do street preaching?? Please, if you can help me on this would you??
God Bless,
Esteban

Hello Reuben, as a fellow street preacher, I understand the work you and your team does. I just want to tell you I am praying for you brothers in the LORD. I admire your courage and boldness in the gospel. Keep preaching the gospel! I wish I could join you. I am In Ohio. I preach on the streets of this city. I am a former Roman Catholic who heard the true Biblical gospel and believed on Jesus Christ ALONE for my salvation. I am praying for you and all your fellow helpers in the gospel. May the LORD bless you.

Hey, Ruben...I seen a video with you and some guys picking on James White. Why? Shouldn't you all get along put non essentials aside? Just wondering, Brother

YOU SICKEN ME ,YOUR SHEER STUPIDITY IS WHAT IS RUNNING THIS COUNTRY INTO THE GROUND. YOU ARE AN UNEDUCATED PERSON SPEWING THE SAME BULLSHIT TO A FEW STUPID PEOPLE. GO BACK TO ALABAMA AND FUCK YOUR SISTER YOU REDNECK FUCK .THERE IS NO GOD! THERE IS NO GOD! THERE IS NO GOD! THERE IS NO GOD! THERE IS NO GOD! THERE IS NO GOD! THERE IS NO GOD! THERE IS NO GOD! THERE IS NO GOD!

God does have a terrific sense of humor. I can't help but lol when I read about the prophets of old, and the reactions of the wicked, who refuse to yield to God, and REPENT. Funny, when Jesus came to earth much later, He reinforced what the prophets spoke. Why, because He is the one who told them what to say and do! Jesus called those who refused to repent and OBEY Him, 'BROOD OF VIPERS, HYPOCRITES WHITE WASHED TOMBS, LIARS AND DECEIVERS, who will travel land and sea to make one convert, then make them twice the son of the devil they are". Very few know and love this Jesus! Sad. These people love to fight God's warriors, not knowing they will be judged for trying to impede the TRUTH being preached
Carol

Greetings Brother....I come across your web site....which I think is a great work for God. You may or may not can help me...Do you have or do you know anywhere I can get information for students rights on campus....if you can help me I would greatly appreciate it, God Bless You Brother.. In His Name
Brother Scott
P.S. My Number is (912)614-4****

Many blessings to you, Ruben
Connie

I believe in myself! To the guy who thinks its all been proven, you are in an extreme state of denial! The only thing that is concrete is that Jesus Christ was a man who did walk the earth... Other than that its a what people want to believe and speculation! Show me some concrete evidence of anything you guys preach about and I will be a believer in God! But like I said its all about what people want to believe in!"
Molly

Wow, your attitude alone is arrogant and full of pride, I'm sure as a woman, your going to let me have it now for speaking aganist a 'MAN OF GOD", but so be it. We do witness to others, me on fb everyday of my life. But I do not call women whores, and men pigs just becuase they are lost. You sound very racial. So ALL muslim women are WHORES? You only see YAHUSHUA calling names to the REGILOUS crowd, not the average lost person. Tell me, when is the last time you had someone fall under conviction and THANK YOU for your preaching? I bet its been way too long, if ever. And by the way, JESUS is the pagan name, HIs name is YAHUSHUA
Cheri

I'm going to have to move to L.A. ..... You guys got all the SINNERS congregating out there ! Who we posed to preach to when ALL the weirdos, tutie fruities, flakes, fruits, and nuts are OUT THERE in the "GRANOLA STATE" of Californi-A ???

I used to be offened by the way preachers like Ruben preach. I was a luke warm Christian then. Now that I have truly given my whole life to Christ, the preaching of an angry God seems more accurate than the preaching of a loving soft skinned god. I am currently going through the book of Jeremiah and man is God angry with the wicked!!!
Kyle

God job Israel. Keep preaching
Aaron

Such raw callousness and religoius fanaticism makes me weep.

In Dearborn the christians and muslims get along, most people in dearborn are 4th and 5th generations. They are as patriotic as any other Americans, they came here in the 1920's to work in the factories and open businesses and are very successful people. They have fought for America in all wars and died for their right to worship any religion they chose. Muslim died for the rights you exercised during your visit, I'm a christian and Next time i'll be the supporting them and not YOU!!!!

I have to say this, you guys are heros! Anyway I think your heros! What people don't get is if they are offended by the truth it is their problem. America home of the brave, land of the free. The devil manipulates and lies, keep standing for the truth! Jesus sees your bravery! He but the fearlesness in your hart! God bless you all. See you in heaven anyway!!! PLease come to Holland one day!

I live in Md. and I'd like to thank you all for what you did. Wish I could have been there. The only thing is I would have been a little more proactive once the agression started. Once someone attacks me I have a right to defend myself.

You stupid moron, Reuben Israel. Basing your life on a myth, inciting violence and intolerance and hatred wherever you and your stupid bigoted bunch of thugs go. It's a MYTH. You refuse to acknowledge the evidence, the research, the truth. And you wonder why you get punched, you odious fool.

kill all the filthy christians from the world..pig eating mother fuc****

Loved Preaching with you brother. You are a blessing. Hope to meet up again
Ryan

Like you I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, your website is number 1

Ruben - wow, it is amazing how you continue to take Scripture out of context. A cursory reading of that text from Hosea would show you that the Lord is cursing the nation of Israel. God was giving the prophet Hosea a clear message to be conveyed to apostate Israel. Apostate Israel is not the same thing as an unregenerate sinner. You are a bully. We knew it was only a matter of time before you pulled out the, "how long you been preaching?" card. That is your prideful flesh that would even have you ask that question. That would be akin to Peter scorning Paul's words SIMPLY because Paul hadn't been saved as long or hadn't been preaching the Gospel as long. D.L. Moody had a good quote about evangelism, which I will paraphrase: "My way of evangelizing is better than your way of not evangelizing." Before you take that out of context, let me explain. No one is questioning whether or not you evangelize, the issue is that you insult people while preaching the Gospel. And then you mock the way others share the Gospel. Scripture tells us that we are not to let unwholesome talk come out of our mouths (Eph. 4:29) & that we should not engage in foolish talk or coarse joking (Eph. 5:4). Did you understand that when you told an sinner on Mill Ave. that she is too ugly to find a man and that's why she's a lesbian? How is that helpful? How is that the Gospel? Repent, Ruben - I'm praying that you do. Again, this is not personal, this is being done in love to show you your error. Keep evangelizing, but stop with the insults.

Thank u so much bro.ruben, keep preaching, God bless u and ONLY Jesus Saves
Jerome

Your blogs are always well written, informative. and laced with humor. :-)
James

Hi! My name is Theresa Demetro. I am a Street preacher. I would like to work for a congregation of true believers please contact me as soon as possible 605-569-2***

This is awesome brother. Declaring the Good News is something we should all be doing but from what it looks like from the website, Repentance is not a biblical condition for Salvation (Eph 2:8-9) If of course your view of repentance is a turning from one's sin.
Justin

Ruben I am a fellow street preacher here in Akron Ohio. I watch your videos on youtube. I see you are a former Roman Catholic too as I am.
Bruce

brother, i'm just wondering if the use of bullhorn is legal on any street. we're planning to use one just outside a mall here in Lynnwood, WA and just want to make sure it's legal....thanks.



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