British Christian street evangelists live with the constant reality that they can be arrested at any moment. Any preaching reported as ‘offensive’ (proven or otherwise) can find the speaker driven to the ground, shoved into a police car, and removed to a police station instantly.I’m sure the police have other things that they would prefer to be doing, but when it is considered that anti-Christian sentiment runs high in various sectors of society, then calling the police becomes the quickest way to get the Christians off the street.Persecution, in its many forms will come upon the Christian sooner or later. It is unavoidable.The apostle Paul tells us plainly: “Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2Tim.3:12).Godly people look to God for the wisdom and strength to clean up their lives. They go to church and are helped on the road of sanctification. “Jesus is Lord,” is our ‘Statement of faith’ to one and all.We honour him by confessing our unreserved dedication to his Lordship and the advancement of his church.To acknowledge Jesus before men on earth, is to have Jesus acknowledge you before his Father in heaven (Mt.10:32).But this blessing can be lost: Because if you deny Jesus before men, he will also deny you before his Father in heaven (Mt.10:33).When a man hears the gospel, he is instantly faced with the ramifications of accepting it. To believe is to hand over body, soul, and spirit to the will of God. Believing that Jesus is Saviour is confessing himself to be a sinner, so with solemn thanks he confesses his sins before God (repents), and with joyful anticipation, he confesses before man and God, “I believe that Jesus is the Son of the Living God!” Paul, having come to this very point, was told by Ananias, “Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name” (Acts 22:16). John StaigerIf you have been blessed by this message, please feel free to: Like, Comment or Share it with your friends.



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