Does anyone engage in street preaching? I have seen videos of this, but never encountered a hard core street preacher as I did today.
I felt that he did a wonderful job getting people’s attention, but he was unable to keep mine that long.
He did not even have a bible with him, and was telling people God said this, God said that but he never gave chapter or verse, or anything.
He was nice to me to the point of raising my skeptic meter up a notch or two.
He was telling me how urgent it was for me to make a decision “for God” TODAY. He urged me to hear his testimony. I listened, and it sounded very emotional. But, after he finished he asked me what was stopping me from making a decision today. I told him a bit of my backround and how I am an agnostic but attending Mass, and have recently attended 3 protestant churches also.
Then he tells me he was an agnostic once also.
Um, he never mentioned that in his testimony at all.
I should give him the benefit of the doubt I tell myself. He goes on to tell me that I am making poor choices based on my lack of bible knowledge.
That is when I smiled, thanked him and promptly left the scene. As I was leaving he was shouting out loudly- they always leave because the sin is too sweet, and they can not leave their sins.
Is this the typical way street preachers work an area?