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Street Preaching

Realize the liberty we have in western society. Read Spurgeon’s advice on the subject of street preaching and witnessing in the seventeenth century:

“The preachers needed to have faces set like flints, and so indeed they had. John Furz says, ‘As soon as I began to preach, a man came forward and presented a gun at my face; swearing that he would blow my brains out if I spoke another word. However, I continued speaking and he continued swearing, sometimes putting the muzzle of the gun to my mouth, sometimes against my ear. While we were singing the last hymn, he got behind me, fired the gun, and burned off part of my hair.’

“After this, my brethren, we ought never to speak of petty interruptions or annoyances. The proximity of a blunderbuss in the hands of a son of Belial is not very conducive to collected thoughts and clear utterance.”

Hell’s Best Kept Secret, by Ray Comfort, (Bellflower, CA: Ray Comfort, 1989), pp. 77-78.