Christianity, discrimination, Gospel of Jesus Christ, persecution of Christians, Scotland, street preaching
When this week began I didn’t expect that by its end I would have been arrested twice for preaching
When we arrived in the city centre we were greeted with a barrage of noise. At one end of the street was a busker playing loud South American music through an amplifier, and then in the middle of the street was an opera singer who was singing at the top her lungs with amplification. All in all it was very noisy in the town centre. After walking the street we found a location between the buskers that we thought would be the best location. We didn’t have any amplification so we had to rely on our natural voices….
When this week began I didn’t expect that by its end I would have been arrested twice for preaching. It all started on Wednesday when while preaching in the Perth High Street, a member from Police Scotland stopped me from preaching and said that I was being arrested for breach of peace. (Police Scotland later denied arresting me, but the mp3 recording we have of the incident has the Officer confirming I was arrested).
But all that seemed like nothing when compared to what happened on Saturday.
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This report disturbed and saddened me more than I can tell: 52 years ago I started preaching the simple Gospel of the Crucified Christ on streets of cities in Victoria, never to be restrained or hindered. Heckled occasionally – yes, but always ostensibly respected. To know that Scotland the home of my recent ancestors is getting, or has gotten, to the place where mention of the Savior’s name in a brief talk could be considered a breach of the peace is very serious. May God be honored even more by this modern Silas. Robinson Forman
The Narrowing Path said:
Amen! May we also be moved to action in sharing the true Gospel with others, and in supporting and encouraging our brothers and sisters in Christ.