Okay, I met with a friend for dinner and coffee the other day, and as the evening progressed and the conversation developed, there came a sense of comfort, comradery, and safety in our words. Upon gathering information from one another, I mentioned in passing, “I want to stop street corner megaphone scripture preachers,” upon which my friend said, “what if some people respond to that?”
As I looked back at him, I opened my mouth and no words were able to sneak out of my mouth. Hm, I hadn’t really thought of that. What if God somehow spoke through people yelling and exclaiming in a demeaning manner at people walking the street? I’m not trying to be funny, what if!?
I finally responded. I said, “okay, that’s a great point.” “However, is winning one worth losing nine?”
He replied, “I’m sure the one would think so.”
SO: I’m opening the floor for discussion! I want to know what you think! I’ve always been adamantly against street corner scripture readers simply because I don’t believe it’s what Jesus would do. I’ve seen veins protruding from the foreheads of the street corner commanders as the condemn passers by; I’m sure the only time Jesus had a vein protruding from his forehead was when he, with glorious surrender, in a defining act of agape, was pinned to a cross for the sake of man.
…But that’s my opinion. I’m sure there’s validity in an argument either way! All of heaven rejoices when one is saved, but what happens when one comes at the cost of many? Let’s have some fun! Comment, and keep it kind, clean, and respectful.