All of our books on The Light That Was Dark were taken by the end of the day. Teens passed by seeing the red brochure (from a Christian perspective) called “Occult Nightmare.” One guy took one passing by quickly, yelling back, “Thanks for the Jesus news.”
A man stopped by who said he believed in Jesus. I asked, “Which one?” He repeated, “Which one?” I said, “Didn’t you know there are many? 2 Corinthians 11:4 explains that there is certainly more than one Jesus being taught.” He looked over our materials, and he changed the subject to Satan. With conviction he said, “Satan was created as a brother to Jesus.” I said, “No, Satan is a fallen angel,” and I offered the man a sermon on “Angels.” He asked, “Are you sure that Satan is not the brother of Jesus?” I smiled and said, “ I am sure. He is just a fallen angel. He wishes!” The man took a Gospel of John, and I said, “You can get to know the real Jesus in this book.” The guy also took a brochure against the spirits of Hinduism and the meaning of “Om.” I said, holding up that brochure, “This will tell you about Satan,” and, holding up the Bible I said, “And this will tell you about Satan and how he is defeated by Jesus.” The man answered a bit dazed, “Well, I thought he was Jesus’s brother.” I added with understanding, “Well, these days people make ‘Jesus’ out to be whatever they want. People love sin, and Jesus is pure, so it is much easier to appease the conscience with a much less powerful and holy lord. The real Jesus is the One whose grave is empty today and is the only Savior who loves you.” I opened up the Bible and read to him out loud:
“Submit to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.” (James 4:7-10)
And I left Little Five Points today realizing once again that I am not missing out on any good thing. Such “humble” work is the honor of my life, all because of Jesus.
For the joy of eternal life in Him,