Two males kiss passionately at Illinois Sate University. The thrill it brought from the crowd was more troublesome than the actual act. Homosexuality is mainstream on most college campuses!
POLICE LIKE TO SHARE BROTHER JED STORIES
August 27, 2012, Illinois State University
A policeman sarcastically said to his associate policewoman in the presence of Cindy after they responded to complaining calls from students, "The preachers are out here calling students drunkards and fornicators, Oh my, Imagine that! Of course, they are [drunkards and fornicators]; this is a college campus. The students are so ignorant; if they don't like what the preachers are saying, they can walk away. We have officers on our force, who are former students. They like to share Brother Jed stories." The policeman asked Cindy, "When is he going to tell the story of his father's 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air?"
Policeman at Illinois State University hoping to hear Bro. Jed's story of his father's 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air.
Cindy mentioned these were the friendliest police she remembers encountering on campus. I never did get around to the car story. Doesn't everyone enjoy car stories? It is ironic that students get mad when I called them drunkards and fornicators, normally they are bragging about their binge drinking and sexual conquests and exploits. Why do they get angry? The answer is I label their activities as sin which results in their condemnation. I am neither amused by nor understanding of their wickedness. And neither is God.
A Christian claimed, "God loves the sinner, but hates the sin."
ISU students listen attentively to the Gospel.
I responded, "Does God love a believer's righteousness, but not love the believer himself?"
Huh, that does not make sense," the students exclaimed.
I countered, "Neither does it makes sense that God loves the sinner but merely hates the sin. One cannot exclude a person from his character. A man's character is the sum total of his acts which proceed from either a pure heart or a selfish heart."
A sorority girl, who claimed to be a Christian, informed me that her Congregationalist pastor performs same sex marriages. I replied, "Your pastor will be worse off on judgment day than the perverts that he falsely pronounces married."
At the end of the day a student remarked that the students were not as stirred and angry as in past years. He said, "I used to argue with you but now I just listen."
The crowd was smaller than usual for ISU, averaging 35-50 for most of the afternoon. Between four and five o'clock we were done to 6 to 10 students. I was a bit sluggish today. I have not really gotten into my groove yet. Cindy was the one who patiently drew the crowd. Sister Pat, Cindy and I are making this road trip; Bro is staying in our home to cover Missouri campuses.
Some students who once vehemently heckled have become listeners.
Students who usually brag about their immoral exploits are suddenly angered when the campus preacher appears to tell them that their works are evil and condemn them. ISU
BACK IN THE GROOVE
August 28, 2012, Illinois State University
Sister Cindy suggested this morning that if we are going to draw a larger crowd we need to get the students more agitated. She proposed that we bring with us today our signs which list the sins. Cindy started the meeting; after about 20 minutes she drew a larger crowd than yesterday which was also soon more irritated. At first the audience was gathered at quite a distance; they wanted to come closer but they were waiting for others to make the first move. Within 30 minutes the multitudes were closely surrounding Cindy. The mob ranged from 75-150 throughout the afternoon.
"I am here to judge you free of charge," Sister Cindy told ISU students.
When the students cried, "You are judging!" Cindy responded, "You are absolutely right. I am here to judge you, free of charge. If you go to churches they take up offerings, if you go to the doctor, he will charge you. If you are on medication (brain drugs), I will judge what you need to do and if you take my advice you will be able to get off the medication."
This ISU student who claimed to be in student government, was extremely angry at the preaching.
Cindy's admission threw them; students did not respond to her invitation, but nor did they continue to cry, "Judge not." I expect in the future as we use Cindy's line students will come forward for us to freely judge them. In actuality as much as they protest, most of them enjoy that we judge them. They have been waiting all their lives for someone like us to come into their lives. Their parents usually did not judge. If they had a pastor, he probably did not judge; their teachers might have judged their academics, but they did not judge their character.
ISU students laughing at the outraged heckler.
Students were so disturbed that it was difficult for me to cover any subject in depth. Several yelled in my face. One of them, Bowen, this evening wrote on my FB wall, "My apologies for getting so heated with you earlier today... I don't agree with your methods or theology by any means, but I may have overreacted. Hope you'll forgive me."
Of course, I accepted his apology. I had noticed that later he calmed down and simply listened throughout much of the afternoon.
Cindy reports that the students were more attentive during her sessions. All three of us had good conversations on the sidelines. Late in the afternoon when several students had surrounded me, too close for comfort, a black man, who identified himself as a Sunni Muslim, calmly urged the students, "He is saying the right things but in the wrong way. Nevertheless, he is giving you a lot to think about. You need to give him some space. Talk to them privately on the outskirts of the crowd and they make a lot of sense."
Those who had enclosed around me sat down quietly at my feet after the Sunni's exhortation. I suspected that he was a boy with a Christian upbringing who has unfortunately come under the influence of Islam but he still clings to some of his Christian beliefs from which he draws his gentle spirit.
Students finally calm down and listen to the preaching. Seeds are being planted!
There was a Christian professor who was witnessing to the students for a couple of hours on the sidelines. He was upholding a holiness standard and inviting the students to his church.
This was our best day of this school year; Cindy dismissed the crowd at 5:15 and about 25 crowded around Sister Pat to ask more questions. We left at 5:30. I am confident we could have maintained a sizable crowd for a few more hours. We might have stayed longer but we are still building up our endurance. The issue was primarily our approach; other issues were, as usual, sexual in nature. The lesbians were out in force and a number of them were extremely crude and lewd. I can hardly imagine how they could sink lower in depravity, but unfortunately they will. Christ Jesus is their only hope, if they are not beyond hope.
WILL THE REAL CHRISTIANS PLEASE STAND?
August 29, 2012, University of Illinois,
There were already scores of students sitting on the Quad when I started the preaching. After speaking 20 minutes, I turned the meeting over to Cindy and within 15 minutes she had gathered a quiet crowd sitting and listening calmly. Soon the Illini Secular Alliance holding a large sign promoting Brother Jed Bingo set up next to me for the afternoon. The quiet gathering became stirred and jumped up and crowded around Pat when she stated, "There is no such thing as a homosexual marriage."
Illini Secular Alliance student leader organizes a "Bro. Jed Bingo" game at the University of Illinois.
I gave my lecture, "Sex Ed with Brother Jed" to a large attentive crowd. Most of the questions dealt with quotes or words from the bingo cards. One of the bingo squares asked, "What is the meaning of life?" This is one of the questions I most frequently ask, which did allow me to make some philosophical points. Other words or sayings on the cards included a few from other preachers. Most all of the students have heard of me but many have not actually heard or seen me. They assume that any preacher who comes to campus must be Brother Jed. One of the sayings on the bingo card actually was from my late friend, Mike Leisner. Our preaching rotation consists of Cindy and Pat each calling on me after taking their turn. As a result I am able to do more of the speaking.
Cindy had A long conversation on the sidelines with Viviana, who is the daughter of missionaries. She is with the Intervarsity fellowship, which engages in friendship evangelism. Viviana claimed that she had lost one of her "disciples" as a result of our preaching last year. The "disciple" said after hearing our preaching, "If that is Christianity, I do not want to have anything to do with it."
Note that students are holding the "Bro. Jed Bingo" pink sheets. The game contains supposed or real Bro. Jed sayings. Each student who won received prize candy from the atheists. It works in our favor to keep the students focused and listening to our messages.
As Bro. Jed says one of the words or phrases, a sticky note is put on the box next to it. New students arriving on the scene can see the topics that have been covered. It is fun to watch the students try to get Bro. Jed on certain topics so that they can win the game.
Cindy countered, "I see all sorts of what I consider bad examples among people who call themselves Christians but that has never caused me to turn away from Christ."
I suspect the real problem for this "disciple" was that she saw in us what she determined is real Christianity, which results in one being despised and rejected of men. It requires one to live a life of self-denial and to turn away from the spirit of the world. The potential disciple did not want to have anything to do with a Christianity that would require her to forsake everything that she held dear in this world. A Christianity which allows one to hold onto some of their sin does have an attraction to most.
The Drama King!
About 4 PM I asked with my staff crucifix held high, "Why is this event the focus point of the Christian faith? Why was it necessary for Jesus to go to the cross that men's sins might be forgiven? Why could not a benevolent God simply forgive men based on true repentance and a turning away from sin? Why was the atonement necessary?"
No one had a clue as to the answer. They kept trying to get me off topic by asking other questions unrelated to the cross, which I refused to answer. I was able to finally explain the atonement and illustrate it with the story of King Zelucus. A few students seemed to grasp my point.
We preached until 5 PM.
At age 83, Sis. Pat is as young and full of the Holy Spirit as ever. She has their attention.
DEALING WITH HOMOS, LESBIANS, CALVINISTS AND ATHEISTS
August 30, 2012, Purdue University
Cindy and Pat started the meeting while I visited my father's first cousin, John Smock, who is the oldest living Smock at 104 years. We talked about family; I read from John 3 and prayed with him.
When I arrived back on campus at 2 PM, Sister Pat had a gathering of about 50. When she turned the meeting over to me, I concentrated on sharing my testimony and sex education. Meanwhile, Sister Pat prayed on the sidelines that the homosexuals would be drawn to her; she has a strong compulsion to tell them that they can get out of this so-called life style. Sure enough it wasn't long until she had about 12-15 mostly homosexuals and lesbians gathered around her. The most vocal homosexual was so irate that he grabbed the YOU DESERVE HELL sign out of her hands and threw it. Cindy recovered the sign. Sister Pat patiently opened the scriptures and taught that homosexuality is strictly forbidden by God. She succeeded in calming the perverts. At one point a Christian girl interfered and with an open Bible to Matthew 5, rebuked Pat for not showing love to her enemies. Pat's gay congregation ignored the lovey-dovey girl and she left. After dealing with this group for a few hours the male who had tossed her sign said, "I apologize for throwing your sign; I was not raised that way." He extended his hand to Sister Pat.
Sis. Cindy drew the crowd at Purdue University. The flag was at half mast on campus to recognize the passing of Neil Armstrong, a graduate of Purdue.
|A group of angry homosexuals stormed Sis. Pat and one grabbed her sign. She responded calmly with the word of the Lord.|
|Sis. Pat and her "Gay Congregation"|
Meanwhile, Cindy was dealing with a group of Covenant Presbyterian Calvinists; they eventually left her but one stayed around who had just started reading Charles Finney and expressed openness to Moral Government Theology.
I interacted with the atheists for much of my preaching time. I was asked, "Can one be moral and not believe in God?" (See YouTube video above.)
I answered, "Without God anything is permissible."
Another asked, "Would you say murder is o.k. if you believed there was no God?"
"Why not," I asked? "If we are all animals as evolutionists believe, why should I not just as soon eat you as I would a cow? If there is no God than might makes right."
Another atheist asked, "Why should I believe in your God"
I answered, "What do you know about the God of the Bible?" He claimed that he had read the whole Bible. I asked, "What is the primary theme of the Bible?" He had trouble answering this one; first he said genocide and slavery.
I said, "Before I can explain to you why you should believe the God of the Bible as the Truth you need to learn what the Bible teaches about God. One has to know what he is supposed to believe before he can reasonably consider whether or not it is true. The God you have rejected is not the God of the Bible. Students usually know little about the nature and character of this God. They do not have a clue as to why for instance God wanted the Canaanites utterly destroyed.
Cindy rejoiced that before she started preaching she had a long conversation with a math tutor, who promised her that he would read the New Testament.
We left campus at 4:15 because we had an almost 4 hour drive to Scott, Michigan.
|"Life is meaningless without God!"|
CINDY SHUTS DOWN THE CHRISTIANS
August 31, 2012, Grand Valley State University,
We had a strong team of witnesses today: Jesse Morrell, our new friends Shawn and Virginia McKenzie, their two children, Sara and Joseph who are very turned on to the Lord, Mike Reed, and Robert and Sherry Pruitt. We had signs and banners and message t-shirts. The atheists had prepared for our coming and the met us with anti-Christian signs; however, they were not argumentative. The first hour the students mostly quietly listened.
The crowd gradually became stirred as Sister Cindy preached. The mob was in an uproar for the rest of the afternoon. Cindy said, "I am not taking any questions from Christians." Students had to admit they were not Christians in order for Cindy to answer their questions. Cindy said, "I am here to love the fornicators, homos, lesbos, baby murders, and drunkards. I am going to focus on them and I am not going to be distracted by you Christians."
Michigan residents, Robert and Sherry Pruitt witnessed boldly on the sidelines at Grand Valley State University.
Typically, Christians on campus react to our preaching by defending sin; most of their questions and comments center on man's inability to obey God, or else they want to question and criticize our approach. They desire to bring comfort to sinners; we are to bring conviction to sinners, including the religious sinners, who want us to be like them. We want them to be like Christ.
Cindy had a pungent line when a Christian read from 1 Cor 13, "love is kind." Cindy responded, "I am a random act of kindness." Psalm 14:4 says, "Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be excellent oil, which shall not break my head."
|Bro. Jed performing his not so random act of kindness: smiting the wicked. Psalm 14:4|
When Cindy was speaking against whoremongering, a female responded, "My whoremonger loves me!"
It was very hot as we were preaching in the sun. About 2:30 PM (we started at 10:30 AM) Cindy moved the crowd under some shade trees. I had an attentive session for about 15 minutes in which I taught on sound mental health, which requires faith, hope and charity (love). When someone is lacking in any of these, he is subject to what psychiatrist call "mental illness."
Students are capturing the preaching with their phone videos more than ever. They show it to their friends or post to YouTube so the message goes far and wide.
For most of the afternoon the numbers were around 100 students. We left campus at 4 PM since we had a five hour drive to Atlanta, MI to attend the Iron Sharpens Iron Conference hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smith. I left the meeting in the capable hands of Jesse Morrell, who had wanted to listen to us preach today. He preached until 4:30.
Mick Reed faithfully carries a sign and witnesses with me when I am on Michigan campuses. He wrote of his activities today: "I also had opportunities though out the day, as well as others that were a part of our team effort, to have a number of conversations with the students on the 'sidelines'. The Word was sown! The Word was watered! God will give the increase. There will be much discussion amongst many of the students who were there today.
Virginia M. and her son Joey, our helpers on the far left try to minister to an angry homosexual while be interrupted by Christians quoting a Bible verse. This is typical of modern Christianity: trying to find a Bible verse to make them politically correct while the condemned are perishing.
I remember a young girl walking by who was talking on her cell phone. She was telling the person whom she was talking to about what was being said and done by those who were preaching. She was being an evangelist (in a sense) without even knowing it. The Word was going out to others who were not physically present at where we were.
One person came and recorded a conversation with me concerning why we were there. Others would take pictures of our signs, which they will look at again or text to others, and so the message continues to go out even after we have left. Praise the Lord! The Holy Spirit will have a lot to use, from what we shared and the signs to which they read, to continue to minister to these students."
Christian girl at GVSU rebukes Sis. Cindy for judging the students.
John 16:8... "And when he [THE HOLY SPIRIT] is come, he will REPROVE the WORLD (the sinner) of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:" Reprove = Greek #1651 ελεγχω elegcho el-eng'-kho: of uncertain affinity; to confute, admonish:--convict, convince, tell a fault, rebuke, reprove.
Bro. Jesse Morrell, from Texas, is a powerful campus preacher.
Fall Semester 2012
This is my tentative schedule for the Fall Semester 2012. There are so many campuses and so little time. Should anyone want to arrange a church or home meeting while I am in your area please contact me. Also, let me know if you are interested in scheduling formal debates with atheists, Muslims, or Christians, who disagree with my message or methods. One student leader recently contacted me that he wanted me to speak to the Young Republicans on limited government and free markets. I am still open to changes. I will be doing my tour of the Southwest and California in the Spring Semester 2013. Sister Cindy and Sister Pat will be accompanying me full time this year. Any Christians, who are interested in joining us on the road for a while, or who want to meet us on campuses in your area, are welcome. Bro. Jed Remember to pray for the campuses that we have already preached on.August 20-21, University of MissouriAugust 22-24, Missouri State UniversityAugust 27-28, Illinois StateAugust 29, University of IllinoisAugust 30, Purdue UniversityAugust 31, Grand Valley StateSeptember 1-2, Iron Sharpens Iron Conference, Atlanta, MISeptember 4-6, MSU, University of MichiganSeptember 7-8, EEM Conference, Shipshewana, INSeptember 9, Chapelwood Church, Rockford, ILSeptember 10, University of Wisconsin, Eau ClaireSeptember 11, University of Wisconsin, River Falls,September 12-14, University of MinnesotaSeptember 16, Church Meetings September 17, University of Northern IowaSeptember 18-19, University of IowaSeptember 19, Calvary Evangelistic Center, Independence, IowaSeptember 20, University of Wisconsin, PlattevilleSeptember 21, UW, MadisonSeptember 22, UW, Milwaukee, Seminar on Evangelism, 9 AM-5 PM
September 23, Cornerstone Church, Spring Green, WI
September 24-25, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
September 26-27, UW-Oshkosh
September 28, UW-Madison
September 30, Richland Center Church, Richland Center, WI
October 1, IUPUI
October 2, Indiana University
October 3, Indiana State University
October 4, Purdue
October 5, Indiana University
October 8, IUPUI
October 9-10, Indiana University
October 11, IUPUI
October 12, Indiana University
October 15, University of Kentucky
October 16, Morehead State
October 17, University of Kentucky
October 18, Jessamine Christian Fellowship
October 19-21, Missions Conference, Grayslake, IL
October 22-26, University of Nebraska
October 29, University of Wyoming
October 30-31, Colorado State
November 1-2, University of Colorado
November 5, Colorado College
November 6-7, Kansas State
November 8, Washburn University
November 9, Kansas University
November 12, Arkansas State
November 13, Univ. Central Arkansas
November 14, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
November 15-16, Univ. Central Arkansas
November 19-20, Georgia College
November 25, Pine Grove Church of God, Live Oak, Fl
November 26, University of Florida
November 27-28, University of Central Florida
November 29-30, University of Florida
December 3-7, Florida State
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