Lawsuit to Preach in Chicago

The TRUTH can put you against
principalities and powers who are
behind the flesh and blood attackers

For those of you who follow this blog, you may know our friends and fellow laborers from Colorado Springs, the Johnson’s of IANA Ministry (http://ianaministry.com). This is a lawsuit they are involved in regarding a suburb of Chicago restricting open air preaching.

US Federal District Court-Illinois District

Federal Lawsuit Case 4:11-cv-04058-SDL-JAG Johnson v. City of Rock Island
From the court records……….

Nature of Case

This is an action under the federal civil rights laws by which plaintiff, an individual who is compelled by his sincerely-held religious faith (Christianity) to go “into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16: 15)—the gospel being the “good news” that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, fully God and fully man, was crucified in order to pay the penalty (eternal punishment) for the sins of all who do and will believe that He is God, and that he died and rose from the grave three days later (some 2000 years ago). Plaintiff seeks to redress and remedy the violation of his federal constitutional rights under the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. More specifically, plaintiff seeks a declaration that his own rights were infringed and suppressed when the defendant, an Illinois municipality by its police officers, unlawfully interfered with and shut down his public presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ which plaintiff was carrying on in a wholly peaceable and orderly manner on a public sidewalk, a quintessential traditional public forum for time immemorial. Defendant enforced a heckler’s veto against plaintiff, and used trickery and deceit as well as the imminent threat of unlawful arrest to force and induce plaintiff to cease and desist from exercising his rights of free speech, free assembly, and free expression of his religious faith.

– to see the rest of the story, go to http://ianaministry.com/?p=2314

Lawsuit from Persecution in Chicago

Zombie Crawl

Every Evangelist looks forward to this time of year. Pumpkins being carved. Candy and caramel apples. The Lord delivering people in desperate need of the Gospel right to your door. Large numbers of people gathering in one place to act like they are the living dead and to receive the Gospel from the aforementioned Evangelists…what a wonderful holiday, right?

In Ft Collins, we will be going out as a team to preach to the annual attendees of the Ft Collins Zombie Walk. The Lord, in His sovereignty has decided to place all of these lost people in one location and with one thing on their mind – death. And we get to use it to talk to them about the ultimate statistic – 10 out of 10 people die – and what comes after death. Because it will not be a zombie apocalypse…it will be judgment at the hands of the ultimate righteous standard and standard giver.

Halloween season is a huge opportunity to talk to those who have not Christ. They come to your door and will take Gospel tracts with their candy. They will be in large parades of people who dress up like the walking dead, just for you to have the opportunity to talk to them about what will happen when they really die. For the Evangelist, this is like hunting season with a captive herd. Will you take advantage of the opportunities the Lord has arranged for you?

If you are in Ft Collins on October 21st and would like to join us in reaching the lost, we will be in Olde Towne square (on the south end) at 6:45PM to pray and start preaching at 7PM. We are planning on staying out til around 11PM. Depending on how many of you are going to be out there witnessing that night, we are going to set up a couple of distractions for the would-be zombies.

First, we are going to have Einstein out there and we may do him up as zombie too… We are going to have a board with all the celebrity million Gospel tracts and let people turn their favorite celeb into a zombie. And finally, we will need a volunteer to lay on the ground under a sheet so that we can have a “dead body” on the ground to spark the open air preaching that we will be doing. Nothing says we will die and stand before a Holy Judge like Zombie Night! And the beauty of it is that the Lord will put all these people focused on death in one place to hear the Gospel!

Whether you are able to come out with us, or you are simply answering your door for trick-or-treaters, don’t pass up the best time of year for Evangelism – when they show up at your door…and give them not tricks and treats, but give them the message that will transform their lives – the Gospel!

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