Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Little Five Points- Welcome to hell! (pt. 5)

Besides the constant flow of beer, the pot smoking, and the hedonistic display of every imaginable lifestyle, there were truly some bizarre moments this evening. One of the strangest happened after talking to Reuben. The Native-on-stilts starting chasing a man covered in blue paint wearing a scarf around his waist. The chase ended at the stage of Hell’s Band and culminated with the Native-on-stilts “killing” the blue man (who was now wearing a pumpkin on his head) in a mock sacrifice on the stage. That was what the band opener.

There was also a man chasing people, women in particular, up and down the street with a real chainsaw. He only relented revving it up when they outran him as they were screaming. I was only brave enough to film him when he crossed the street. He was close enough that I could smell the gasoline exhaust from the motor since I was only about 20 feet away from him when he fired it up. Thankfully, he didn’t engage the blade. But now I understand why we signed a “release from liability” waiver! LOL!

This five part series was just a small sampling of just hundreds of conversations that happened October18, 2008 in downtown Atlanta. I do not hold up our experiences as something to be praised or extraordinary. There were people far more eloquent than I will ever be doing the same thing on the streets tonight. These posts are to encourage you to share your faith BIBLICALLY and FREQUENTLY.

The pictures from this five part series are to serve a two-fold purpose. The first: it doesn’t get any more “real” than this. This witnessing opportunity was as “in living Technicolor” as it gets! After reading and seeing these experience, there is no excuse why you can't hand a MDB to the person filling up their car next to you at the gas station or share with you waiter or waitress at the next restaurant. Second, and most importantly, these are REAL people who, unless they humble themselves and confess Jesus and repent of their sins, are just years, days, or minutes from hell. Are you doing your part?

"Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you are not saved yourself. Be sure of that. The saving of souls, if a man has once gained love to perishing sinners and his blessed Master, will be an all-absorbing passion to him. It will so carry him away, that he will almost forget himself in the saving of others. He will be like the brave fireman, who cares not for the scorch or the heat, so that he may rescue the poor creature on whom true humanity has set its heart."
Charles Spurgeon

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