Week 2 Spring 2013
   The Survival of Christendom at Stake 
Guns and Bibles
   As our government becomes increasing hostile to the family, Church and individual liberties, Christians need to be prepared to take a stand. The right to bear arms is the latest liberty which is under attack. This right is not granted by civil authority through our Constitution. The right of self-defense is a natural right or birth right granted by God. It is an unalienable right; a right that cannot be taken away by civil government since it was bestowed by God. The Bill of Rights merely affirms Natural Rights.
   John Locke (1632-1704) considered the right of self-defense to be the first law of nature. He wrote, "And thus it is that every man in the state of Nature has a power to kill a murderer, both to deter others from doing the like injury (which no reparation can compensate) by the example of the punishment that attends it from everybody, and also to secure men from the attempts of a criminal who, having renounced reason, the common rule and measure God hath given to mankind, hath, by the unjust violence and slaughter he hath committed upon one, declared war against all mankind, and therefore may be destroyed as a lion or a tiger, one of those wild savage beasts with whom men can have no society nor security. And upon this is grounded that great law of nature, 'Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed.' And Cain was so fully convinced that every one had a right to destroy such a criminal, that, after the murder of his brother, he cries out, 'Every one that findeth me shall slay me,' so plain was it writ in the hearts of all mankind."
   There are those of the Anabaptist tradition who would forbid Christians to forcibly resist evildoers. Their primary appeal is to the Sermon on the Mount and Jesus' counsel to turn the other cheek and love your enemies.
If Christians will not fight to uphold our rights, then who will?
When interpreting and applying the Bible, one should consider the Natural Law, which is the law of reason. Natural Law came before Biblical Law. God is not going to contradict the Natural Law in the Scriptures. Nor would Jesus contradict Natural Law in his most eminent message. There is much debate over the doctrines of non-resistance in the light of the NT. Jesus' teachings are ultimately sensible and practical. I fear that there are those who reject the teachings of Christ since his doctrines have been presented as contrary to self-evident truths by Anabaptists.
Not only is an understanding of Natural Law necessary in interpreting the New Testament; but one must also know the Moral Law as revealed in the Old Testament. It is clearly moral to kill and go to war in the OT as we see through many examples, that are too numerous and well known for me to need to enunciate. God's Moral Law is unchanging; it is essentially the same as the Natural Law. If it was moral in the days of old to kill (not murder), then it is moral under the New Covenant.
   I appreciate the sincerity and the commitment of Anabaptists to follow what they perceive to be the example of Christ. We should be willing to defend them against violence even though they will not defend themselves. However, I think their views are very dangerous to the survival of Christendom. If Christians will not fight to uphold our rights, then who will? Of course, the Captain of the Lord's host will fight our battles. But we need to be fighting with him; we should not expect God to do for us what we are unwilling to do.
  Bro. Jed

Video of the Week
Bro. Jed Washes Dishes!
Bro. Jed Washes Dishes!
   I just posted this video on YouTube for fun and it has already received a lot of views so I knew all of you would appreciate the humor. Week Two Journal is below as well as another video on Amazing Grace. We are in Texas this week and next. Keep the prayers going. Sis. Cindy

Florida State University, January 14, 2013,

     Since the weather prediction remained bad for Baton Rouge, we decided to stay on here at FSU. Cindy and Sister Pat will drive in late tonight.  

       I started speaking on the Bible and the importance of first truths, like, "In the beginning God." All knowledge must start with him. To leave God out of the picture is not education. There were two males and one female who were interrogating me. Their questions dominated the first hour. I told the students if they would as zealously question their professors as much as they question the Bible and me, they might begin to get an education at this institution. They tend to blindly accept anything a man in a white coat says; they readily question and doubt anything a man in a black robe says. Maybe ministers need to get back to wearing black; it would at least help their image.

Sis. Angela gives extemporaneous sermons on campus which are illustrated by many interesting stories from both her days as a sinner and saint. She is very dramatic.

     After an hour or so I called upon Sister Angela, I cannot praise her too much for her dedication and commitment. This girl lives out of her "Motel Honda," sleeping in it most nights. I commend her to the Church and to other open-air preachers. She received her call during the Brownsville Revival in the late nineties through the ministry of Steve Hill. She is a graduate of Bible College. She has a grown son who was born out of wedlock.   Angela has never been married.   She does not need a megaphone for she has one of the strongest voices I have heard. She knows how to preach. She gives extemporaneous sermons on campus which are illustrated by many interesting stories from both her days as a sinner and saint. She is very dramatic. Today she spoke on Paul's call on the road to Damascus even falling to the crowd and reading from the Scriptures, while she was one her lying on her side. The students applauded her for her presentation. She pulls no punches and does not excuse sin. Pastors need to call her to their church to at least get the young people fired up by taking them out to the streets. She could shake up a community.   She has traditional evangelical doctrine and has the Pentecostal experience. She is very brave to trust in the Lord and continue her ministry despite opposition from some preachers based mainly on the fact that she is a woman.  

     My second stint was mostly addressing doctrinal and theological questions. About 3:30 I called on Angela again. I planned on taking another turn; however, Brianna, who has been daily listening for long periods and occasionally asking questions wanted to talk to me personally. I spent over an hour with her. As first she was challenging me on open theism. She claimed to have an experience with God five years ago, but she does not believe that Jesus is the only way. First she told me she doubted the death and resurrection of our Lord; then shortly after claimed to believe the gospel. She has been indoctrinated with moral and intellectual relativism. Nevertheless, she is a good and aggressive debater. She could make a good preacher.    


Sis. Angela lives out of her "Motel Honda," sleeping in it most nights. I commend her to the Church and to other open-air preachers.

     With so many women taking places of authority in education and business and entertainment and dominating the air waves, I am convinced that God is calling on godly women to counter the godless female voices.   Where have you gone, Deborah?   The prophetess demanded that kings listen to her, "Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, even I, will sing unto the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel."--Judges 5:3. Barak, the mighty man of faith and war, would not go to battle without her leadership. I have heard of men bragging that they have walked out of church whether than listen to a woman teach the Bible.



"In the beginning God. All knowledge must start with him. To leave God out of the picture is not education," Bro. Jed.
   Last year, Sister Angela spoke to the kings (and queens) of the entertainment industry in Malibu. Deborah in her song of victory spoke of a woman mightily used of God to kill an ungodly man, Sisera, who had gotten away from the men of Israel, "Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent."-Judges 5:24. She took a hammer and spike and killed the commander of the Canaanite army in her tent. She fed the man then hammered him in his sleep. Angela has the spike of the Word of God and the hammer of the Holy Ghost to put ungodly men in their place and to awaken godly men to their duty. If Angela can make it on the gospel road, certainly a man ought to be able. She fights with humility as do Sister Cindy and Sister Pat and Sister Elizabeth Armstrong and others women the Lord has called to proclaim the gospel. 
Rise up, O men (and women) of God! 
Have done with lesser things.

Give heart and mind and soul and strength

to serve the King of kings.  


   Anyway it is really not the messenger that counts, it is the message.  

At 5:15, we left campus.  




Stormy Day
Florida State University, January 15, 2013,
    Cindy began speaking, fornication and drunkenness, and smoking marijuana. She quickly drew a crowd of 100. Soon the knitting lesbian from last week arrived and started reading aloud from a science book. Cindy paused long enough for the crowd to quickly get bored with her. Then the knitter got in Cindy face. She was not knitting today nor was she calm; it seemed like the girl was going to lose it any minute. Soon four policemen arrived but they kept at a distance. The knitter repeatedly claimed she could not study. Cindy outlasted her; the crowd became more rowdy than any day last week. I only preached for about 20 minutes since they have heard me for the last six days. I called upon Sister Pat who was having some trouble with her voice and a cough; however, Holy Ghost lubrication soon took care of both problems. Pat was unable to calm the crowd and I took another turn. Meanwhile, Cindy was having a long conversation with an atheist on the sidelines.


Angry lesbian with a science textbook insists that we have no right to be on campus.
Sis. Pat attempts to calm the unruly crowd. 


    About 2:30 the storm calmed considerably. The rest of the afternoon was more doctrinal and theological. Sister Pat gave the students her lesson on how to get a wife or husband.   There were two pretty and normal looking girls one of whom admitted she had been on anti-depressants; first she claimed because of the terrible things that have to her; later she changed her tune and claimed it on account of a chemical imbalance. When she told me she did not believe in life after death, I responded, "No wonder you are depressed you have no hope." Then both girls surprised me by saying they were lesbians. I replied, "Your sin has resulted in guilt. Guilt will also lead to depression." The depressed girl wanted her picture taken with me before she departed. If she posts the picture in her dorm room, it should cheer her up. 

"Guilt brings depression but Jesus will take your guilt away," Bro. Jed.


     I did not call on Sister Angela today because I wanted to give her an opportunity to listen and learn from Sister Cindy and Sister Pat.   Sister Pat ended the day praying for a young man who was having difficulty overcoming lust. She prayed with him to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Cindy reports, "I felt I had a lot of people listening to me." These six days I have only given a condensed version of my testimony since there have been so many questions with which I have had to deal

Today brought many listeners.

Students had many good questions.




The Chemical Imbalance Hoax  

Florida State University, January 16, 2013,  

     As I walked on campus a Christian girl attached herself to me to inquire about my methods of Evangelism. I could tell she did not approve but she was not contentious.          

     Cindy started the preaching and quickly drew a large crowd by speaking out against the chemical imbalance theory of depression and other mental disorders. A student asked what scientific basis she had for her position. Cindy was prepared with a list of quotes from prominent psychiatrists.



"I highly recommend two books that I read this fall. The Emperor's New Drugs, Exploding the Antidepressant Myth, by Irving Kirsch, PhD 2010 and Anatomy of an Epidemic, Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, by Robert Whitaker."



         "The evidence does not support any of the biochemical theories of mental illness," concludes Elliot Valenstein, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Michigan

         Jim Glenmullen, an instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, notes that "in every instance where such an imbalance was thought to be found, it was later proved to be false."

         Dr. Kenneth Kendler, co-editor in chief of Psychological Medicine wrote, "We have hunted for big simple neurochemical explanations for psychiatric disorders and have not found them."

         "I highly recommend two books that I read this fall. "The Emperor's New Drugs, Exploding the Antidepressant Myth" by Irving Kirsch, Ph.D 2010 and "Anatomy of an Epidemic, Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America," by Robert Whitaker," Cindy told the students.

           Kirsch argues:
1) The clinical tests that the drug companies have done show that antidepressants do not work any better than placebos.
2) Scientific data shows that the chemical imbalance theory is a myth. No, you do not have a problem with your neurotransmitters, you have a problem with your choices!
3) Depression is a serious problem but drugs are not the answer. Outdoor exercise and healthy diet...are a start
          Whitaker argues:
1) Fifty years of scientific research, closely examined, shows that psychotropic drugs harm, rather than help patients over the long run.
2) There is no convincing scientific evidence to support the low-serotonin hypothesis of depression or the high dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia.
3) The psychotropic drugs giving to adults and children are actually increasing and/or causing the symptoms of mental illness.


       Would these mental health professionals ever dare consider that the explanation is the guilt which results from sin and selfishness? The mental issue stirs up the students as much as any issues we address on campus. I suppose it is because so many of them are on mental medication, which seems to have a tendency to silence the voice of conscience. Their problem is rarely in the brain; it is in their imbalanced minds. Their minds have become subject to their emotions and physical appetites. If they would repent and believe the gospel and learn to be governed by their rational faculty and conscience, they would experience a balanced mental and peace of mind, which would surpass all humanistic understanding.

This irate student admitted to being on medication.



     I commented on Obama's attempt to compel gun control legislation by parading several small children in front of the cameras. Students were not disturbed by the threats against the right for citizens to bear arms. On the other hand, they did not seem particularly interested in Obama's position.  

     A group of tattooed, pierced weirdoes arrived with a small bullhorn trying to disrupt. Each man had huge holes in their earlobes; a few of them had arms which were completely tattooed. I do not know whether they were members of some gang or what.


Tattooed man interrupts the preaching. 


     Most of the afternoon was chaotic. I finally did give my whole testimony but not without interruptions.

     We had 100-200 listening for much of the afternoon. Cindy said to me at the end of the day, "You had the Christians in a tizzy today."   To their credit some were taking advantage of the opportunity to witness on the sidelines to those whom seemed interested.  

Amazing Grace at FSU
Amazing Grace at FSU



Christianity is a Religion

Florida State University, January 17, 2013,  

     If I may remind my readers, my daily posts are journal entries, written largely to be a personal record of my activities. These daily entries are but a sketch of five hour of preaching with my team or sometimes alone. These are not essays or treatises. I am often in a sentence or two summarizing my position on some deep and controversial topics. While my daily preaching is targeted to the unbeliever; the journal entries are targeted to my posterity (hopefully they will be interested) and intended as challenge and inspiration to Christians for a deeper walk with the Lord and a bolder witness for Jesus.


"The ideas of unconditional love come from modern psychologists like Rollo May and not from the Bible. Biblical love has conditions, requirement and standards," Bro. Jed.

The temperature dropped considerably today and it was windy. We did not start until 1:30 to give time for the weather to warm. Some love bug had written in chalk "God is love" and "Jesus loves you," and "God loves everybody," etc. all over the sidewalk of the free speech area. Cindy acknowledged that God loves humanity but explained that at the same time God hates the character of all workers of iniquity. Even though there was not a class break when Cindy started students quickly gathered to hear. As usual Cindy was in top form. When I took my turn I continued on the theme of the true nature of love explaining that the idea of unconditional love come from modern psychologists like Rollo May and not from the Bible. Biblical love has conditions, requirement and standards.   When Jesus spoke of love he spoke of it in the context of his law, "If you love me, keep my commandments."         I preached and taught an attentive audience, which was quite different from the chaos yesterday. I covered the superiority of Christianity to other religions.   When a Christian interrupted to say the usual, "Christianity is not a religion; it is a relationship." I disagreed saying, "Christianity is a religion which is based upon a loving relationship with the Heavenly Father through his Son Jesus Christ." I want to redeem that good word "religion" which even Christians have sold as a bad word. The world needs more of true religion which James taught which is controlling the tongue, doing good works and living holy. We all need to get more religious.-James 1:26-27.   


The world needs more of the true religion which James taught, which is: controlling the tongue, doing good works and living holy. We all need to get more religious.-James 1:26-27.

           I called on Sister Angela at 3 PM. A student is making a film on her called, "Homeless for a Purpose." Angela and Cindy left campus about 4 PM; I continued; my final session was lively.   I was able to expound on the atonement explaining God's problem of forgiving sin and still maintaining respect for his law and his government and God's problem in motivating the sinner to live a holy life based upon love for God and love for one's fellows.    

Angela does not need a megaphone for she has one of the strongest voices I have heard. She knows how to preach.


     Before leaving at 5:30 PM, a Christian who had opposed me yesterday asked my forgiveness; he told me of a witness he had given to a student on the sidelines, which resulted in a follow up appointment with the lost student.                                                           

MLK Was An Open-Air Preacher  
Florida State University, January 18, 2013 

     Sister Pat started the meeting today at 11:30. With the long weekend to celebrate MLK day, it was obvious that a lot of students had left campus. Pat engaged a self-righteous sinner and soon drew a few others into her web. She spoke for an hour; then she turned the meeting over to me.

Bible in hand, Sis. Pat starts the meeting today.


     I told the students that I am following the tradition of MLK by taking my message to the streets. Dr. King was an open-air preacher, who delivered his most famous sermon on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. How successful would his movement have been if he had simply limited his message to the churches? His message was not evangelistic but he certainly perfected the tactic of confrontation. I suppose he was told many times, "You are turning people off." Like preachers associated with our movement; he was sometimes jailed. He had to fight for his right to speak. He was a bold man, which is required of a successful street preacher.


"Dr. King was an open-air preacher, who delivered his most famous sermon on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial," Bro. Jed told the students.


Bro. Jed relating his testimony to attentive FSU students.


       I preached about 30 minutes and turned the meeting over to Sister Cindy. She built the crowd up to about 50. When I took another turn I related my testimony without interruption for the first time in our two weeks on campus. I also lectured on Sex Ed with Brother Jed. The age of accountably was a significant issue today.   Students want me to come up with an exact year for the age of reason.

"Students, the Bible teaches that God is angry with the wicked everyday!" --Sis. Cindy


          I called upon Angela about 2:30 the Lord anointed her to give an emotional and tearful message on Jesus' sufferings. Although there were only 12-15 students gathered, they were listening intently. Angela is not a preacher who simply throws out witty and convicting one liners. She delivers impromptu sermons; she pours out her to the students.   Angela is pressing on to California this weekend in her Motel Honda. We will likely meet up with her again in on the West Coast.  

Sis. Angela closed the two weeks of FSU meetings with a stirring message of Jesus' sufferings for us.

We left campus at 3:30 PM for a two hour drive to visit Cindy's folks in Georgia.

Spring Semester 2013     

Tentative schedule for The Campus Ministry USA, Brother Jed, Sister Cindy and Sister Pat:  Northerners are welcome to join us on our southern tour in the winter.  Please call to confirm.

January 7-11, Florida State University

January 14-18, Florida State University

January 22-25, Louisiana State University

January 28-29, Sam Houston State

January 30- Feb. 1, Texas A&M

February 4, University of Texas

February 5-7, San Marcos State

February 8, University of Texas

February 11-22, University of Arizona

February 25-March 1, Arizona State University

March 4, U.C.L.A.

March 5- UC-Riverside

March 6-7 Long Beach State

March 8,  Fullerton State

March 11, UC San Deigo

March 12, San Marcus State

March 13-14, Dan Deigo State

March 15, UCLA

March 18-22, Fresno State 

March 25-29, Texas Tech, Lubbock

April 1-5, University of Oklahoma

April 8-May 3, Missouri campuses

May 6-June 7, Washington and Oregon campuses


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