Saturday after work I drove to Garden Grove to preach at an Arab Muslim event and I raised my anti Muslim/pro Jesus banner at the main entrance. Within minutes a few Christians that were passing out tracts fled the sidewalk and moved across the street. I began to preach that these people do not believe in Jesus as the SON OF GOD and within a few more minutes the large speaker pointed directly at us playing Muslim music shorted out.
Within a few more minutes I was surrounded by police and I was informed that my banner was very provocative and they were concerned it might cause an issue. My banner reads that Mohammad was a liar and child molester, it was their history and a fact. This was not Dearborn as the police understood our rights and never hindered our message, our banners and our location.
TENSIONS HIGH AT DEARBORN ARAB FESTIVAL
Angela and I were joined by a guy holding a cross and he often stood in front of us as the angry Muslims were screaming and pointing their finger and a few shoes at us. They were coming out from the event to see the sign and countless pictures were taken and sent via internet to the Middle East. We hammered on John 3:16 and pointed out “Only Begotten Son” as I even had one Arab read the verse from my Bible and say “I never read that before.” Brother Mark arrived and raised his banner as he preached this event the night before.
"That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him”
We were threatened from every position as one Muslim said “You will not leave here walking” another told me that he saw me at Dearborn and we will get chased out as in Dearborn. Police were everywhere, from undercover to uniformed police, officers on horses and bikes watching everything. If there was one hot spot in the entire city of Garden Grove it was there at the main entrance to that event where we stood. When evening came things were ready to get physical and the police moved in holding their clubs in front of us to keep the angry Muslims at bay.
For hours they claimed to know Jesus but rejected Him as the Son of God and we pounded that was the condition to salvation. One must believe that He is the ONLY BEGOTEN. They hated our preaching, they hated my sign and they even hated my “INFIDEL PRIDE” shirt. I guess some days you just can’t please anyone.
We were told by many believers passing out tracts our method of preaching is wrong and all had issues with my banner, but no one was really around them it was us and our preaching that they responded to. One young man quoted me Matthew 6:5 regarding my preaching but that verse is for praying in public not preaching in public.
“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward”
Funny thing was after I gave him no attention for taking the verse out of context, what did he do…..start praying for me right there on the street. He was guilty of the very verse given to me.
AS we were debating we would get a tap on the shoulder from believers who would say “I feel…..I think…..I believe….I wonder” not one verse maybe I need to check with them before I go out and show them the banner for approval and get Q-cards so I know what to preach?
THIS WOMAN CLAIMED TO BE A CHRISTIAN AND HAD ISSUES WITH MY SIGN, SHE TOLD EVERYONE TO JUST LEAVE ME ALONE AND WALK AWAY, HOWEVER SHE COULD NOT AS SHE STAYED AND ARGUED.
There were Christians passing out tracts, booklets and Bibles, others playing music or just holding a sign and a Church right across the street giving out free water to the Muslims….and then….there was us. No doubt the Father gave these people every opportunity to know the gospel.
THIS EX MUSLIM PREACHED WITH FIRE, LOVED OUR SIGNS AND REBUKED THE HATEFUL RELIGION WITHOUT FEAR.
As we walked away the crowd roared at our exodus and police walked us towards my car which was in a Methodist parking lot, then officers on horses followed behind as officers on bikes watched us drive off for our safety because this religion of peace is known for its violence.
Sunday we went back to the Muslin event and as we drove by the main entrance as it was empty, quite and very calm until we parked my vehicle and walked to that location. Within a few minutes I was surrounded by angry Muslims with their fists in the air, they made signs the night before to block my banner and soon the main entrance had Garden Grove police standing around with batons in hand. We had kicked a hornet’s nest and the angry hornets were buzzing everywhere but all they could do was try to drown us out and cover our signs. Not because they we were peaceful but they were in America.
One angry Muslim openly stated that he hated Jews and told me that if we were in his country he would chop me up into little pieces and by his eyes I believed him, not to mention he reminded me a few times. They chanted themselves into a wild frenzy in their native tongue and waving flags around us shouting ‘We love the USA’….so I asked them “why are they not flying an American flag?’
What really added fuel to the fire was we had X-Muslims stand with us and preached against Islam and there is nothing like hearing two Middle Easterners argue in their language with spit shooting out like a shotgun. It was a blessing to have these Christians, young and old contend for the faith as per Jude 1:3 and they were not offended in my banner or our preaching. These saints not only argued that Jesus was the Son of God but supported us against Christians that considered our approach too forward.
TRYING TO BLOCK MY SIGN, DROWNING OUT MY PREACHING AND BLOWING HORNS IN MY EARS AS SOMETHING TELLS ME WHEN ISLAM RULES, THERE WILL BE NO FREE SPEECH.
One young believer told me that he had a booth inside the park to give away free booklets and he heard all the commotion outside and walked out to ask me that due to all the confusion around me that it was confirmation that we were not preaching the true gospel. He told me that ‘God is not the author of confusion’ and so I asked him one question.
Who caused the confusion at the tower of Babel and eventually he said “God.”
God is not the author of confusion, however He can use confusion as He did with Babel. But the author was satan back in the garden with Eve and don’t for one second consider all confusion to be demonic. Genesis chapter 11 we read where the whole earth had one language and for names sake they built a tower where the top might reach heaven. God saw this and confound their language, that they may not understand each other and stop building. God did this, not satan, not demons, not mankind, BUT GOD. He used confusion but He is not the author, see how that works?
“Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth”
Funny how people will judge your preaching to be inspired based on the reaction of the crowd, if that is the case they would have had issues with Paul.
In Acts 16 we find Paul and Silas preaching in Thyatira and after causing a stir in that city, they were brought to the city magistrates because they did ‘exceedingly trouble our city.’ So Thyatira was fine living in sin with each other, as everyone was living in peace and harmony, until those guys came to town.
In Acts 19 we read where Paul made ‘no small stir about that way’ as he persuaded and turned away many people, saying that they be no gods that are made with human hands, well the city folks were filled with wrath, and in a ‘great uproar’ they cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians. And the very next verse says:
“And the whole city was filled with confusion”
Confusion was the fruit of Paul’s preaching in that city.
Acts 21 again we find Paul causing a problem “that all Jerusalem was in an uproar” as Paul did not bring peace but ‘tumult’ to that city.
“And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way that goeth up to Bethhoron, and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah”
God is not the author of confusion, however He can use confusion.
Here is some good ammo for preaching to Muslims from their own book:
Islam legalizes pedophilia Quran 65:4....Islam legalizes rape 2:24.....Islam legalizes lying *taqiyya* Quran 3:28....Islam legalizes wife beating Quran 4:34...Islam legalizes murder...Quran 9:5, 9:29..etc... Islam says Jesus name is Isa and his Mother was Mariam sister of Aaron and Moses who lived 1400 years before our Jesus was born...and that Jibriel (Gariel) blew in her vagina...Quran 19:27-28
THIS GUY TOLD ME I SHOULD BE HAPPY I LIVE IN AMERICA, BECAUSE I SHOULD BE DEAD. HE WAS ALSO THE ONE THAT SAID THAT HE HATES JEWS AND HE SEEMED TO GET VERY ANGRY WHEN I ASKED IF HE HAD A PILOT LICENSE.
Tuesday night after work we preached a Duran Duran concert in downtown Los Angeles and it was difficult to reach those going into the auditorium because they were filming a program and down the street making a movie. This is a Tuesday night in Los Angeles, so barricades were everywhere and after an altercation with the event security we were able to stand as close as we could with banners raised. This was another concert I had preached at a few times in the 1980’s and these same followers were on drugs as they were in the 80’s only this time these poor souls are on prescription drugs and if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it one thousands times, these old white folks can not and should not dance in public. There should be a law against this, as what would possess an 55 (plus ) year old woman to think she can cut the rug?
We preached and had good conversations as this was nothing compared to the angry Muslims just two days ago as not every open air event is a Mardi Gras. Next time Duran Duran comes to town I will just meet these people at the handicap parking lot.
I am off to Salt Lake City to preach outside the Mormon convention and give reasons why a Mormon will not be allowed in heaven. I do appreciate your constant prayers for us as we travel and will preach at the doorstep of the LDS church and knock real loud. I will post out a report from your air support in Utah when I return home.
In the foxhole: Ruben Israel
(Photos by Martha Smock)
WATER COOLER CHAT
IS IT JUST ME OR ARE YOU TOO PLEASED THAT ALABAMA EXECUTED THE THIRD CRIMINAL JUST LAST WEEK ALONE.
Derrick O'Neal Mason, 37 was convicted of the 1994 execution-style shooting of a store clerk in Alabama was put to death on Thursday by lethal injection in the third U.S. execution carried out this week. GOD LOVE THE STATE OF ALABAMA!
This guy is not a victim as he spent 16 years on death row for the murder of a 25-year-old gal named Angela Cagle during the attempted robbery of a convenience store in Huntsville, Alabama. Authorities said he forced Cagle to strip naked and shot her twice in the face at close range and with that we are to feel sorry for him. Mason is only the fifth inmate executed in Alabama this year, and the 36th in the United States in 2011. I say 1 per week each state except Florida and Texas they get to execute at least 3 a week. Our prisons are over crowded, they say, well start putting to death those on death row, no more appeals.
THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN BEFORE MIDNIGHT AS I PREACHED IN FAVOR OF TOOKIE WILLIAMS TO BE EXECUTED AT SAN QUENTIN PRISON.
Romans 13 clearly reads it is the job of the government and not the Church as they have been tried and retried and sentence to death. The WAGE of their SIN IS DEATH.
“For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil”
The execution in Alabama was followed by two high-profile lethal injections this week one in Georgia and the other in Texas. In a case that drew international attention, Troy Davis was put to death in Georgia on Wednesday for the murder of a police officer despite claims by his advocates that he may have been innocent now trust me they all say that. Also on Wednesday, Texas executed a white supremacist convicted of helping to kill a black man by dragging him behind a truck, a case that sparked a wave of hate crime laws. Good job Gov. Rick Perry, I like him more and more.
I’ve preached at executions in California at San Quentin several times and there you will find many outside the prison hoping that the murderer will be pardoned as they sing songs, pray the rosary and have little candle light vigils….that is until we show up with our “The Wages of SIN IS DEATH” signs and then we relive the Bible as the angry mob shouts crucify these guys and release us Barabbas. Yes those that oppose the death penalty are willing to put anyone that is not goose stepping with them to death and let me be the first to tell you first hand that hot wax from those candles can burn you. I’ve also preached in favor of executions in Ohio and Florida.
HERE IS ANOTHER MEDIA PHOTO TAKEN FROM SAN QUENTIN AS WE VOICED WHAT THE GOD OF THE BIBLE HAD TO DAY ABOUT THAT EVENT AND IS IT WERE NOT FOR THAT MEDIA AROUND US THE ANGRY MOB WOULD HAVE KILLED US THAT NIGHT. WE POINTED OUT WHO THE REAL VICTIMS WERE AND THE ODD THING WAS NO ONE PROTESTING THE EXECUTION KNEW THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO WERE MURDERED.
It is not the downtrodden and minority that get the death penalty as this picture was taken as I preached in front of a prison in Florida in favor of a once anti abortion preacher that murdered a abortion doctor, murdered his security guard and shot the guards wife in the head, she however lived. He believed God told him to do this.
This is my execution banner, I can remove the name ‘Paul Hill’ and replace it with any name. Hill and his followers believe it is Christianity to kill abortion doctors and bomb abortion clinics. I believe otherwise and preached in favor of Florida to execute him as became nothing more than what he preached against, Paul Hill was a murderer.
We would grumble if we had a judge that would sentence a criminal to 59 years and replace him in 2 or sentence someone to life but decide to let him out after a few years, so when he people have been though the court system, appeals and deemed worthy of death, it must be done and everyone I’ve preached at has something in common. He was innocent, he was framed, he never had a fair trial, the government wanted him death, he is the victim.
It is at events like these where I preach to Jesse Jackson who is playing the race card if the murderer was black or certain liberal celebrities that demand the prisoner be set free.
Do we not want justice, are these same people going to complain to God when He tosses people into eternal fire?