On Friday, May 13 Pastors John Sherwood and Peter Simpson were preaching the gospel in the centre of Uxbridge.
One of the lady helpers was encouraged by being able to pray for a passer-by who had serious medical problems, and it is hoped that this encounter will encourage the person to draw ever nearer to the Lord Jesus Christ.
At one stage a young man walked by and contemptuously gestured with two raised fingers indicating the emblem of Satan. The same individual has expressed his extreme dislike of the preaching on previous occasions. May the Lord release him from the clutches of the Devil, the god of this world.
The two ministers had a lengthy conversation with two young Mormons, who denied the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, even when presented with 1 Timothy 3:16, which plainly speaks of God being manifest in the flesh.
One of the young men also argued that the Bible had been corrupted, and he put this forward as a reason why the book of Mormon was also needed. It was explained to them both that the revelation given to the New Testament apostles and prophets was final and complete, and that the Bible can and must never be added to. With the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and the pouring out of the Holy Spirit, no new revelation is to be received for mankind, until the Lord Jesus Christ returns. The Bible is accordingly a full and complete revelation of God’s purposes for mankind for all time.
Interestingly, the Mormon claim that the Bible has been corrupted, and that further revelation after the New Testament is needed, is exactly the position of Islam, which also, like Mormonism, denies the doctrine of the Trinity.
The two young men at least argued politely (to their credit), but may the Lord cause them to be released from the spiritual darkness which is Mormonism.
Not far from the location of the witness the police had a display stand to encourage recruitment into the force. During the course of the preaching on two separate occasions young women read one of the posters and went up to complain to the police about it. It was obvious that they were doing this, because they could be seen pointing towards the witness. Thankfully, the police took no further action and did not approach the ministers.
Pastor Sherwood in one of his preaching times spoke on Isaiah chapter 1,
“Wash you make you clean; put away the evil of your doing is from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; learn to do well” (Isaiah 1:16,18).
The preacher went on to state that the spiritual condition of Britain in the 21st century was very similar to that of Judah in the sixth century BC, when it finally fell under God’s judgement, and was overrun and destroyed by the Babylonian invader. Having received so much blessing at the hands of God, Judah had tragically forgotten its many blessings and had turned to false gods., doubtless in the interests of ‘embracing diversity’, to use the modern catchphrase.
Likewise, contemporary Britain has repudiated its glorious Christian inheritance, and now denies the uniqueness of the Christian revolution, revelling instead in the man-made and God-rejecting philosophies of cultural Marxism. May the Lord have mercy upon our nation, or else it will face a total collapse comparable to that which Judah underwent in 586BC. Only many turning in repentance and faith to the Lord Jesus Christ, as the gospel is preached, can hold back God’s anger.
May the Lord be pleased to grant a little progress towards that goal of national repentance through the public witness in Uxbridge upon this day.