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Speaking Of Ethics... What About Street Preaching?

Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by madluvofficial, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. madluvofficial

    madluvofficial New Member

    United States
    Don't get me wrong, I think that there are street preachers out there doing a great job.
    But do you think this form of condemnation is really valuable to furthering the kingdom of God at all?

    Love to hear your thoughts!

    Much love and God Bless you good people!
  2. mukk_in

    mukk_in Yagna Mukkamala Supporter

    Not at all, if done the right way in love. I had done a bit of that. Of course, the local law may not always permit it :).
  3. DamianWarS

    DamianWarS Follower of Isa Al Masih Supporter

    Jesus calls us to "love our neighbour as ourselves". I don't want to enter a public space and have someone try and push something on me that I don't accept so why would I do that to someone else?
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
  4. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

    I also try and remember that St. Paul asks the rhetorical question, "Are all apostles? Are all teachers?" etc; and describes also in Ephesians how some are called to be pastors, some are called to be teachers, some are called to be evangelists. Not everyone is called to be an evangelist. And in truth, I think most of us can think of many people who probably shouldn't be playing the part of evangelist--perhaps because they are quite young in the faith, or because they are improperly taught, or because they simply aren't actually preaching the Gospel but something else entirely. We all have the opportunity to share "the hope that is within us, with gentleness and respect" but not everyone is called to be an evangelist or missionary. Yes, Paul went into Athens and preached at the Parthenon and at the Areopagus to gathered crowds of Pagans--but Paul was also specifically called, hand-picked by Jesus, to be an apostle to the Greeks.

  5. DamianWarS

    DamianWarS Follower of Isa Al Masih Supporter

    there should be a guy with a bull horn preaching to the street evangelist.