Pastor Peter Simpson was preaching the gospel in the centre of high Wycombe on January 9th helped by three faithful ladies, who handed out tracts and engaged passers-by, who wished to, in conversation.
One such conversation was between Mrs Outten, and a young man, who, whilst not a Christian believer, was nevertheless very aware of something being seriously wrong in our contemporary society in respect of issues, such as for example, abortion. Another matter which plainly exemplifies the nation’s rejection of its Christian foundations is the promotion of the LGBT agenda in our schools, which sad anti-Christian reality was attacked in one of the posters on display in the town. The poster reads :
To promote the LGBT agenda in schools is to indoctrinate children into an anti-Christian worldview. What they rather need is the truth of God’s word.
The young man responded positively to the witnessing sister’s emphasis on the importance of personal repentance through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Indeed, he admitted that he himself was a sinner. Prayer is being offered up for him that he might be brought into a full knowledge of salvation.
At one stage of lorry driver who had just delivered some beer caskets to the nearby pub put his head out of his cabin window and asked Pastor Simpson, What is all this about then? The minister responded that he was preaching the Christian Gospel and about the urgency of coming to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The driver confessed that he could not see any urgency, and so Pastor Simpson tried to challenge him about the seriousness of his sin, of which we are all guilty. He was thankfully willing to take some literature.
During his preachingPastor Simpson quoted Jeremiah 5:23-24,
“This people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone. Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God”.
The minister then went on to explain how the text applies just as much to modern Britain as it did to Judah in the time of the prophet Jeremiah. He then challenged those walking by, Do you fear God or do you fear majority opinion and the standards which our God-rejecting society demands of you? He then quoted Proverbs 3:7,
“Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil”.
May many of the hearers in High Wycombe take the truth of these words to heart by repenting of their sin, fleeing to the Lord Jesus Christ, and fearing God who, as well as being a loving Saviour, is also a terrifying Judge.