Pastor Peter Simpson was preaching the gospel in the centre of High Wycombe on January 26th, helped by three faithful sisters in Christ from the church at Penn.
One man was willing to take some literature from Mrs Pilkington, and was he was doing so, he was asked if he would actually read them. He replied that he would, since he is at ‘the asking questions stage’. He could not stay and talk, but was encouraged to keep on with his questions. There is of course a wonderful promise in the Bible for those who are genuinely asking – the Lord says,
“Ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13 )
A road-sweeper came by, looking thoughtfully at one of the posters on display, and he was also willing to receive some literature. He folded the leaflets up, confirming that he would read them later. May the Lord speak to his heart, as he does so, for much thought and prayer goes into the preparation of the tracts which are handed out.
On two separate occasions Pastor Simpson challenged certain ones going by about whether they are good people and whether they are going to heaven, because the Bible teaches that no one is good by nature and therefore all are condemned; all are governed by a deceitful and a wicked heart. Yet two young men both openly said that they thought that they were basically good. The preacher endeavoured to disillusion them of this false confidence.
One of Pastor Simpson’s preaching times began with the text,
“I will judge you … every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin” (Ezekiel 18:30).
Failure to repent of sin and come to Jesus Christ will lead to eternal ruin. The minister emphasised to those passing by that being fashionable, liberal and progressive will be of no help whatsoever on the Day off Judgement, and pointed out how much modern Britain is in Rebellin against god, particularly with regards to abortion, ignoring the Lord’s Day and the corrupting of children’s minds in schools by promotion of the LGBT agenda. The nation will only ever again prosper, if it humbles itself before God, but it tragically now thinks that it is wiser than God. In this context, the Bible warns men,
“Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil” (Proverbs 3:7).
The nation is under God’s judgement, and the only solution is for each individual within the nation to examine his or her own heart, and to come in repentance and faith to the Lord Jesus Christ.