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anybody who invests guts or courage like that deserves his/her keep.
Something to keep passengers from boredom and annoying crap FM stations.Originally Posted by Haloperidol
Seriously guys, take note also of the monetary collection, are you cool with that? Are they effective in communicating the gospel or they are doing more harm to the gospel by collecting money while they preach on the streets?
not cool with it at all. sometimes a preacher would walk up to me in Megamall while i'm dining and expect donations. met one with a gold capped tooth in her teethy smile. can't keep my cool on that one. there's a crazy guy prowling taft ave, would sell you mother and child icons in plaster and CUSS YOU OUT if you refuse to give him money. on a bad day, i tell them to go to hell.
its alright. As long as he has an official receipt, and or part of an accredited organization. However, if he aint, the bus company has to kick him out-- since i am paying for a peaceful ride to where ever im going, and not to be entertained and or listen to someone whom aint legit.
^ kantian ka nga!
"With great looks comes great responsibility"
Before there were only buses, now pati jeep kasali na.
These evangelists preaching to buses, markets, and streets, albeit asking for some alms in return, should be extolled and not denigrated, should be upheld and not demeaned, should be supported by us by means of money or encouragement, and not discouraged nor criticised publicly.
I may be a fan of Eliseo Soriano of the Ang Dating Daan, but this is one issue where I do not agree with him. For me, these young preachers sacrifice their lives, swallow their pride and embarrassment, just to preach the eternal Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
True, they may after their preaching ask for some monetary contribution, but such asking of financial support does not in any way diminish the importance of their work, which is the preaching of the eternal Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to the world in whatever way and whatever means.
For me, while riding a bus in the dirty and noisy streets of Metro Manila, having these preachers ride a bus in their formal clothing and seeing them opening their Bible and then preaching about salvation is like a breath of fresh air in a cacophony of human pollution, is like a scented tissue paper to wipe off the dirt off one's face after a hard day's work, and is like a breeze of perfumed air after a day in a foul and squalid world.
We should support these modern day evangelists, if we are truly Christian, and not denigrate nor discourage them. For whatever our religion, we have our Christian duty of preaching the eternal Gospel to the world, and seeing these people do so is an encouraging and heartening vision of a world to come where righteousness reigns, and love and peace celebrated.
what if a hindu preaches in the bus?Originally Posted by roelallen
would you agree too?
anybody here who can preach to me while in transit will get the P20 that i usually reward such iron-willed (not necessarily right-minded) individuals.
admittedly, i have no interest to do it for only P20, much less for loose changes. since they have, i admire their courage, great need or faith - whatever you may call it.
well, minsan nakakairita talaga, pero mas ok na siguro yun kaysa manghablot o magnakaw sila...
I don't know why anyone would feel irritated with these innocent and self-sacrificing street and bus evangelists. They are in fact doing a very selfless and priceless service to the society. Are you not happy to see and experience that, in the middle of your ride in the bus or while walking in a public place, you hear the very Words of God preached to people, you see young people clothed in nice and clean but simple clothing, holding their wonderful Bibles in their hands, and then preaching righteousness, holiness, truth, faith, peace, and the joy of the holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ?Originally Posted by marco_1
We can agonize through our television sets for hours when we watch Members of the House of Representatives hurl invectives and lies against each other. We can watch violence and hear verbal perversities for hours on our TV's as well as on the TV sets of some buses, while riding the same. We can do these things, and yet we become irritated when a young man or woman, wearing their Sunday best amidst the squalor and mediocrities of the streets of Metro Manila, and holding their worn and beautiful Bibles, comes to our buses that we are riding or comes to our streets, and there preach us the eternal Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, righteousness, holiness, justice, love, peace, the invitation of salvation, and truth?
Where is our sense and sensibility? How can we feel this way? How can we?
Are we now more attuned to hearing filthy words in public than the Holy Words of God contained in the Holy Bible and as preached by these helpless and innocent evangelists? Why are we feeling like this?
Instead of encouraging these people, no matter what our religion may be, by giving them financial support, we demean them, we denigrate them, we attack them and criticize them.
Instead of smiling at them after their preaching, we insult them with sarcastic words. I hope we will change, and do more to encourage these street and bus evangelists into doing their work, for in so doing we may help them in making our country awake to its Christian roots, which our politicians nowadays seem to trample with their very feet.
Hi roelallen, wouldn't you prefer a street preacher who does not ask for money in return?
the street is a public place and is a lawful place for preaching. also, people can either stop and listen or walk away. public transportation, while called "public", is actually a private venue and does not give anyone the right to preach. and because the commuters therein cannot walk away from the preaching, the people have the right to a peaceful and quiet ride.
streets, yes. public transportation, no.
i feel the same about money collection. if need be, do it in the streets (and please no loud speakers) and not in buses and jeepneys - it borders harassment.
Hi Green Grin, if you are appointed to be a missions director and you are given a choice between street preaching without collecting any money and preaching while collecting money, what would you opt for? And why?