Week 5-Condom Confusion9/17/2012
September 17, 2012, Northern Iowa University
     Rain, wind and cold greeted us when we arrived on campus. Sister Cindy started painting with her brush on the campus canvas.   Apologetics has been defined as the "art and science of defending Christianity's basic truth claims."   It is a work of art to draw a crowd to hear the defense of the faith. Scholars, who have spent a life time studying the science of apologetics, may not ever have the opportunity to address in their life time the number of unbelievers we instruct in a day because they have never mastered the art of apologetics.
Bro. Jed: A master of Christian apologetics.
       Cindy makes a stroke against fornication and soon a fornicator is brushed on the canvas. A brush against drunkenness and it is not long until a drunkard appears in the picture. More and more faces appear on the painting including atheists, lesbians and homosexuals. Soon a religious hypocrite with a Bible squeezed between her legs stands on the bench beside Cindy with a sign saying, NO YOU DON'T [Deserve Hell]. Then in the right hand top corner of the canvas two hefty female policemen are painted as the multitude grows.   Soon the picture is filled with a raging horde behaving like a mob of Muslims protesting the deserved mockery of their idol, Mohammad. Some are carrying umbrellas most are standing unprotected in the cold rain.
The crowd grows at the University of Northern Iowa.
     I stand up to complete the painting hoping at some stage to address the science of apologetics. Instead, I paint Sister Pat in the picture sitting on a bench with a group of serious inquirers surrounding her. She is able to instruct the listening group in the way of righteousness. I daub some sign bearers around me, one sign saying, "God loves you, F_ _ _ this guy." The crowd continues to grow to around 250. One confessed whoremonger twice reads from Romans 8:35, "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
Sis. Pat talks to a group of serious inquirers.
   I answered, "Sin in not listed in this passage; it will separate us from God."
   These "once saved always saved" people love to quote from Romans 8 usually leaving out or ignoring Romans 8:36 "As it is written: For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."   This passage speaks of dedicated martyrs who are suffering great persecution for their righteous stand against sin and on behalf of truth not some lukewarm self-indulgent sinning "Christians," who once responded to an emotional appear and confessed Christ in the comfort of the walls of a church building. Yet they continue living like heathen, only maybe sinning a little less than before their confession.
Police interrupt the preaching claiming that they have a report that someone is trying to force condoms on people. When Bro. Jed pulls out his iphone to video record the conversation, the policeman decides that free speech is o.k.
After I paint Cindy back into the picture. A mocker attempted to stick a condom pack in Cindy's mouth. Cindy complained to the police and the two policewomen break up the crowd and demand that they disperse, which is not want Cindy wanted. Meanwhile, I am witnessing to a group of mostly serious inquirers. Cindy keeps preaching and with numbers strokes soon brushes a new crowd into the picture, which is not quite as rowdy as the first crowd.  
     After Cindy turns the meeting back to me, several policemen appear on the scene one arrogantly orders me off the bench and demands to see my ID.   He somewhat changes his attitude when I start recording him on my I phone. He said, "We have a report that someone is forcing condoms on people."
    I had no idea what he was talking about and explained that we are against condoms. I did not know at the time about the male student forcing a packed condom into Cindy's mouth. I mount the bench again when the policeman affirms that there are no warrants out for my arrest.
     Gunnar Diekman, PhD., from Madison, WI, arrived with his family in the middle of the afternoon so I called upon him. Meanwhile another group crowds around me. Sister Pat still has her serious inquirers. At 5 PM we leave the crowd with Gunnar, who has captivated the students by his knowledge of science.
   We frame the picture as our largest and most unruly crowd of this school year despite the inclement weather. I am confident that our ministry is still the talk of the campus.   The police mentioned all the calls they had received from students complaining that we were calling them whores. They said there were even complaints about the noise from inside the library and professors were bemoaning that students were cutting classes to listen to the preachers. We pray that the day will come when we will empty the classrooms and the have to fill the stadiums with students listening to the Word of God. What a picture that would be!

September 18, 2012, University of Iowa
     Sister Cindy took the day to do office work; Sister Pat started the meeting. Towards the end of the break she only had a small group. I started preaching down the street from her before the flow of students ceased. Soon we both had a small crowd. My audience gradually grew until I had about 75 listeners. I preached for two hours and called upon Sister Pat. The spectators were relatively subdued considering the spectacle that we create.
Sis. Pat making a "spectacle" of herself at the University of Iowa.
     Paul wrote, "We are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men."-1 Cor 4:9. I like the thought that the angels are watching our confrontational approach to evangelism. Hopefully, we add some amusement unto their watch. I would think they might be bored with friendship evangelism as they have to endure so many uninteresting meals, movies, and conversations wondering when the Christian witness is going to call their friend to repentance and faith. When repentance is mentioned, sparks begin to fly.
     Mary, Gunnar's wife, asked if me she could preach. I gave her the opportunity after I took a second turn and gave my testimony. It was about 3 PM that I turned the meeting over to her. I never addressed the main crowd again; for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening I had a group of up to 15 mostly attentive and civil students listening to me. By 4 PM the crowd had divided into groups as Mary, Gunnar, their daughter, Rachel, Sister Pat and I all had students with whom we were conversing.
     I quoted Jeremiah who said, "And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."-Jeremiah 29:13. I suggested that none of my audience had actually sought God with their whole heart. I gave them some counsel as how to seek God diligently in study and prayers. I prayed the Lord's prayer out loud with passion and eloquence. Most of them had never heard it prayed before with power. I explained if they would pray the Lord's prayer and carefully consider and mediate on the words of the prayer that they could come to know God.
     I briefly expounded on the prayer: "Forgiven us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." We cannot expect to see God if we are not forgiving of those who sin against us. Bitterness can blind men to God's presence. "Lead us not into temptation." We cannot expect God to reveal himself to us if we are determined to lead ourselves into temptation by going places and doing things that are likely to be tempting. "Deliver us from evil." We have to do our part by turning away from evil. Pluck out your lustful eye and cut off your masturbating hand. Sin and selfishness blind us to the righteous and unselfish God.
     I pointed to my crucifix and urged them to mediate on Christ's death and consider its relevance. I closed the meeting at 6:45 with several students asking, "When will you be back?"


September 19, 2012, University of Iowa
     Sister Cindy drew the spectators today.   Cindy said, "A preacher has to learn to persevere and be patient if he is going to gather an audience."  It took her about 20 minutes to collect much of a crowd. The breakthrough came when a psycho said, "Religion drove me to the point of suicide."  He was beside himself for several minutes railing against Cindy.  Cindy explained, "Suicide is the ultimate expression of selfishness. True religion condemns selfishness." Then a loud-mouthed professing Christian jumped up on the wall from where Cindy was preaching. Between the loud- mouth and the psycho many stopped in their tracks to see what was happening. A woman, who claimed to be an administrator, demanded that Cindy get off the wall. Cindy refused. Finally, a policeman admonished the psycho and the loud-mouth that they were too loud. He talked with them several minutes which seem to have a calming effect on the two hecklers. The loud mouth soon left; the frustrated administrator departed; the psycho stayed around all afternoon.
The Fool on a Hill?
   One other crucial factor in gaining an audience is humility. It is humbling to preach to the wind (which was strong today) and the birds and squirrels. The preacher appears to be the fool on the hill.
"The Fool On The Hill"
by Beatles
Day after day, alone on the hill
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still
But nobody wants to know him
They can see that he's just a fool [1 Cor 1:18]
As he never gives an answer [so the say]
But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down [Judgment Day]
And the eyes in his head [the mind of Christ]
See the world spinning around [without direction]
"See the world spinning around."

Well on the way, head in a cloud [Hebrews 12:1]
The man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud
But nobody ever hears him [Matt 13:5]
Or the sound he appears to make [a certain trumpet sound, I Cor 14:8]
And he never seems to notice [nothing distracts his focus]
But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning around
"The Fool on the Hill sees the sun going down"
And nobody seems to like him [so it seems]
They can tell what he wants to do [save their souls]
And he never shows his feelings [because he's governed by reason]
But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning around
"He knows they are the fools." Bro. Jed mocks the gay blades.

He never listens to them [he listens to the voice of God]
He knows that they're the fools [Psalm 14:1]
They don't like him [John 15:18, 24-25; 17:14]
The fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning around
     Christ suffered on Calvary's hill; the world regarded him as a fool, but he was the Wisdom of God manifested in the flesh.  
     The successful preacher has to endure being regarded as a fool if he is going to get and maintain the attention of the spinning world.
    Today I spent most of my time talking with from 6 to 12 students on the sidelines, while Sister Pat, Sister Cindy, and Gunnar preached to the foolish masses. Most of the ones I talked to were serious inquirers, especially a fraternity boy who was a Delta Tau Delta.
Sis. Pat warns that the "sun is going down."
     Several students expressed their disappointment that we were only staying two days this year; usually we devote a week to UI.   At 5 PM Cindy, Pat and I left for Independence, IA, since I had an evening service to preach. I preached on Hell; the pastor was very disappointed that his recording equipment was broken. He wants me to get the message on a CD, so he can send it around the world.
September 20, 2012, University of Wisconsin, Platteville
     I started off low key. Soon an atheist with his shirt off was shouting and blaming God that he was born with a heart defect. There was a mistake in the surgery and he blamed God for that.   He proudly displayed his surgical scars. Later he told me that science had saved him. The man was very confused. Gunnar and Mary had visited the campus in the past and had witnessed to him.
     There was a shirtless freak with long hippy like hair; he was holding over his head a big hard back Modern Biology book claiming that science had all the answers. He rebuked me and he was literally forming at the mouth.  
       Then another boy joined in and began behaving wild and crazy. I could not tell what he was saying with the four of us speaking at once.   Each of these miscreants had probably masturbated one too many times and it has driven them mad. However, despite all the commotion somehow the students got the message that I was against their sin. 
A huge crowd gathered as all four spoke at the same time.
   After thirty minutes I called on Cindy since sometimes a change of speakers will have a calming effect. However, the strategy did not work. Soon the hippy stripped down to his underwear.   By now there were about 200 that had gathered for the show. We seemed to be the normal ones except to most of the students who no longer know what normal looks like. Therefore, they sided with the freaks.
Sis. Cindy takes over and attempts to tame the unruly masses.
     A policeman arrived who was cool.   He said he was there not to interfere but to make sure no laws were broken and that things did not get so loud as to disturb classes. When I took over again, the policeman called aside the wild and crazy rascal, who was in my face trying to prevent students from hearing me. He persistently was tapping my shoulder because I would not answer his stupid questions. A few times the policeman took center stage and exhorted the crowd to give me some space and to settle down.  
The angel in blue arrives on the chaotic scene.
   Eventually, individuals within the audience began to exhort one another to give me more room. The policeman warned that if anyone became violent they would go to jail. It was impossible to get into any depth with such a depraved crowd.   Platteville hardly gets the cream of the crop (if there is such a thing anymore) since the institution accepts 96% of applicants. Relatively few of these so-called students are college material.  
Bro. Jed stands watch as Sis. Cindy preaches.
   There was a pretty girl, who had a wholesome look for a college coed, who said she was a lesbian. I said my usual line, "You are too pretty to be a lesbian; you could easily get yourself a man. You do not look anything like Rosy O'Donnell."
       She wanted to know where the Bible said lesbianism was wrong. Sandy, Evangelist Jack's, wife had brought some NT on campus. I gave the lesbian one and told her to turn to Romans 1:26. She read the verse aloud. She then tore that page out of the Bible and tore the page into little pieces and threw the pieces on the ground. I am afraid a lot of Christians figuratively do the same to the Bible in that they disregard any pages which have anything to do with holiness, which is most of the Bible.
Lesbian tears Romans 1 out of the Bible.
       Finally, I said to Cindy, "we need to try to divide the crowd; it is too boisterous and large. I will attempt to talk to the boys and you can talk to the girls."
     I informed the females that I was not taking any more questions or listening to anymore of their comments since they were too emotional. The girls went ballistics and immediately crowded around me.   Cindy did not succeed in gathering an audience. However, Gunnar did have some who sat down on the sidewalk and gave him their full attention. After thirty minutes I gave the gals a "second chance." After all, the boys were as emotional as the girls.
Boys listen intently to Bro. Gunner reason with them about faith in Christ.
   Finally, I called upon Mary who had a very good session and succeeded in quieting the mob. After an hour I wanted to take the pulpit again so I took over from Mary. This may have been a mistake since immediately the crowd was stirred again over my presence.
Gunner's wife, Sis. Mary is a powerful preacher of the Gospel.
Cindy reported that a Lutheran girl said, "I sin all the time; I ask God's forgiveness and then sin again.   That is what Jesus is for."   She finally cursed Cindy and left.   I had a more reasonable Lutheran boy, who tried to get my audience to listen to me and ask intelligent questions. Later he apologized to me for his fellow students. He said, "My pastor would not have the patience and perseverance to do what you do."
There were some hard hearts at Platteville.  However, if he took the time to write the sign, maybe he is under conviction...





September 21, 2012, University of Wisconsin, Madison
     Sister Cindy and I prayed this morning that we would have a big meeting here like the days of old. Over the last decade or so we have experienced apathy on this campus and have really had to work to get the students' attention. In the 70's and 80's I used to spend at least a week at UW and sometimes more. Recent years, I typically only speak for a few days.
     After we prayed, it started raining and rain was predicted for most of the afternoon. I suggested we might want to take the day off. However, Cindy wanted to give it a shot since we had prayed so hard. Besides we had people who were supposed to meet us on campus. Cindy started preaching in the rain and spoke for over 40 minutes until three boys sitting on the steps of the humanities building started questioning her. She had been warning about STD's. One male said, "We use condoms and they are 98% effective in protecting from SDI's."
In spite of the rain we drew a crowd of up to 300.
     Students throw out wild figures like this all the time. This figure must be promotion from the condom manufacturers.   There would be no way of making a test proving this number. This credulous faith in condoms expresses what Cindy calls the "condom gospel." Gullible students blindly believe that they can have sex whenever and with whomever they please and have nothing to worry about if they wear a condom on their private part. Cindy effectively used these three dunces to build a huge crowd which must have reached 250-300.
Lecherous sodomite strips for the crowd as Sis. Cindy preaches.
     Eventually, she turned the meeting over to me. I came on strong using some of my best one-liners. Nevertheless, the crowd began to dissipate until there were only about 50 listening. Evidently, most were going to class. A heckler stood beside me holding up a sign depicting the Flying Spaghetti Monster. He gave the usual atheistic spiel concerning the FSM which I have heard countless times. He was in my face much of the time holding his picture. He was a distraction; nevertheless, the Lord used his antics to help build up another crowd which reached about 200. The heckler said in reference to me, "The funniest people are those who do not know they are funny." If he only had a clue. . .
Mocker claims to believe in the Spaghetti Monster god to make light of Bro. Gunner's preaching.  Gunner earned his Ph.D in Chemistry here at the University of  Wisconsin.
     When I turned the meeting over to Cindy a very lecherous homo stripped down to his underwear and started doing a lewd dance around Cindy. She basically ignored him; I knew that Cindy has experienced worse over the years. However, when he tucked in his underwear and was brushing his buttocks very close to Cindy, I walked up and struck him on the thigh with my umbrella. He began to shout "assault." I wasn't concerned because I had taken pictures of what he was doing should the police come. I told Cindy to get off the platform and stay on the move so that he could not get close. Base fellows like this pervert always delight the crowd. Yet, I know if Cindy was speaking on feminism or one of the students' other pet doctrines that someone like him would not be tolerated by the masses. Their reaction is affirmation to me that we have the Truth. Students accept most anything but Truth.   Eventually, the FSM guy stripped to his waist and was dancing with the homo pervert. At one point a few homos came out of the crowd and kissed these homos.
     At one point when Cindy was preaching and Mary was holding our YOU DESERVE HELL sign. A student grabbed the sign from Mary's hands and ran off.   Gunnar started running after him.   I was amazed at Gunnar's speed; he was gaining ground on the thief when he slipped on the grass. So we lost our best sign today.
Left: Amanda F.,17, with Cornerstone Church, defends the faith on the sidelines. Later a UW girl became really angry at Amanda for saying that she had a great time watching and ministering.
   A male announced that he had two dads. Alex told me that she had two uncles, who were gay and "married" to men.   She had left the Catholic Church because the Church opposes gay marriage. I told her that she reminded me of a Catholic girl whom I used to date in college. This was my lead in to tell the story of my father's 1954 Chevrolet Bel Aire with leather seats. Students love this anecdote and some remembered it from previous years.   Later, Alex approached me with a queer boy and claimed that I had called her a whore. Eventually she had a long conversation with Cindy. She really got angry when Cindy read Romans 1 concerning lesbianism and homosexuality to her. Nevertheless, she eventually calmed down; she said to Cindy, "I will never forget you. I am going to read the Bible." Later she rejoined my crowd and said she was going to listen more when I return next Friday.
The certain lewd fellow of the baser sort returns later and does a vulgar dance as Bro. Gunner preaches.
     A middle aged man approached me and said, "You have perseverance. I heard you at Indiana University back in the eighties. You are still at it. I don't agree with anything you say. But I will give you credit for perseverance."
     Pastor Michael Fisher of the Cornerstone Church in Milwaukee and Pastor Derek Miller from the Cornerstone Church in Spring Green came out to campus. Tomorrow, I am doing an all-day seminar at UW Milwaukee for Pastor Fisher's college students, who are mostly former Campus Crusaders and Intervarsity youth, who have been baptized in the Holy Spirit through his ministry.  
     The Lord answered our prayer today!
Bro. Jed preaches as Sis. Mary holds the "You Deserve Hell" sign which was stolen. 
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.  Remember to pray for the campuses that we have already preached on.  Bro. Jed
August 20-21, University of Missouri

August 22-24, Missouri State University

August 27-28, Illinois State

August 29, University of Illinois

August 30, Purdue University

August 31, Grand Valley State

September 1-2, Iron Sharpens Iron Conference,
 Atlanta, MI

September 4-6, MSU, University of Michigan

September 7-8, EEM Conference, Shipshewana, IN

September 9, Chapelwood Church, Rockford, IL

September 10, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

September 11, University of Wisconsin, River Falls,

September 12-14, University of Minnesota

September 16, Church Meetings                   

September 17, University of Northern Iowa

September 18-19, University of Iowa

September 19, Calvary Evangelistic Center,       Independence, Iowa

September 20, University of Wisconsin, Platteville

September 21, UW, Madison

September 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, University of Missouri

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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