“Taking the concept of culture wars to new heights, two Christians were arrested in front of a California DMV for reading the Bible—and prosecuted”.
This is what the magazine Charisma has recorded:
Pastor Brett Coronado and Mark Mackey were charged with a misdemeanor. Mackey was reading the Bible aloud on Feb. 2, 2011, in front of a group waiting for the DMV to open for business.
A trial court in Riverside County, Calif., on Wednesday heard arguments for the defendants. Advocates for Faith & Freedom are the duo, whose case has generated national news.
Source: Charisma News
My first thought two man had been sitting quietly and read their Bible, and been arrested by some nasty police officers. But guess what.
This video exposes men provoking an arrest, the magazine presents this as something noble.
When Peter stood up in the crowd, he did not intimidate anyone. Because in front of Him were standing “God fearing Jews”.
Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.
I could not see many God fearing people in front of this DMV, waiting for a secular public office to open.
In the book of Acts chapter 19, Paul was accused of provoking the Ephesians . He did not do that. He debated with the locals and was able to convince people. Because the Holy Spirit was with him.
Just read the fine print in:
35. The city clerk (I guess the local sheriff) defended Paul from the false accusation:
37 You have brought these men here, though they have neither robbed temples nor blasphemed our goddess.
Is is not difficult to be provocative and stage an arrest in the US, in a bid to present this as a brutal way to stop the “Holy Spirit”. But I feel that this move by some Charismatic’s in California was not a move by the Holy Spirit, but as fleshy as anything fleshy done in the name of God.
All men who walk in the flesh and promote “Jesus” often do more harm to the work of sharing the gospel in public than good. Maybe it would have been better to help an old lady over the street and just said “Praise Jesus” to the bystanders.
If someone came across to talk about Jesus, I am sure the sheriff would have let the debate continue without interference.
Written by Ivar