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The Australian Two-Step Evasive Manuever

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Evangelists down under have perfected the art of Security evasion when interrupted while preaching the Gospel; it takes years of practice, but you will be quite amazed with the result.

Josh Williamson, an on-fire preacher from Australia, whom I met at Ambassadors’ Academy #12, demonstrated quite ably in this 20 second video how to continue preaching the Word when an official would rather you stop. At the Fiesta Hermosa last Labor Day he wowed the evangelism team with this wonderful technique derived from years of ignoring atheist kangaroo hecklers jumping to conclusions in the outback. (Read the original story here)

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  1. Eeew, I don’ t like it. Is that what we’re called to do? Is that what I’m doing on my blog?

  2. Preaching in a public place is protected, for now, by the First Amendment.

    The Security officer had no business trying to stop Josh, so all Josh did was step around him to finish his message. Shortly thereafter, the Security went away and Josh finished his short message about the need for people to repent and trust in the Savior.

    You may not want to do this, makarios; I understand, and that’s okay.

    Thanks!

  3. I have no problem doing this. I’ve done similar in the past, just not with the ever difficult “two-step evasive manouever”. This is a technique I have not been able to master, so far. But I won’t give up. I’m totally inspired!

    I am going to save this as an instructional video. I know it’ll take years of practice. I’m gonna start practicing tomorrow in my basement as part of my morning workout routine!

    Thanks! 🙂

  4. As an extra Paul, do a hop and a shimmy. With a head bob.

  5. FYI
    I’m instructing my children to submit to the authorities,
    as recommended in Romans 13.
    If it worked for the Apostle Paul,
    it will work for us in the long run.
    Love in Christ,
    Susan

    • We, too, instruct our children to do the same. In this case, we were on a public street. Most security people, though well meaning, don’t understand the parameters of the law. Thanks for your input!

  6. Even though it was a public place, security has to be concerned with public safety. That’s their job. You are wrong, Mr. Sanchez, and you are teaching by example of this “Evasive” behavior. Even though we enjoy freedom of speech, it is wrong to create a security problem.

    I have been a christian for over 60 years and grew up in Sunday School. Never were we taught to be aggressive in our witnessing, rather we were taught to love others so as to honor Jesus.

  7. Read 1 Peter 2: 13 thru 17

    Freedom is not an excuse for wrongdoing.

  8. How is it wrongdoing when we have the freedom to preach and some kid with a badge wants to stop the preaching? I believe we still have that legal right, Elizabeth and Carolyn. Remember all Josh did was step aside and preach. The security guy walked away. There was no confrontation, and people heard the Gospel.

    I understand if you don’t agree, but thanks for your input! 🙂

  9. You called the person a “Security Officer” in your first entry. I bet it was not so much about the preaching as it was about a safety issue or a security issue. You make everything seem like a confrontation so you can call yourself a martyr in an illusion of grandeur. Witnessing is about Jesus, not you.

    The bible says our conduct should be blameless before the world for the glory of God. Just because something is legal, does not make it right. The freedom of speech was in no way threatened. It’s obvious there was some other reason.

    Mr. Sanchez, I think you are wrong in your actions and words which just seem quite hateful and irreverent of God. Seems like you are a bully.

  10. I know you were not the preacher in the initial entry, but I have followed your blog for a long time. I know exactly your conduct with the police. I have been concerned for the children who are being taught to be against gov’t officials who actually are being paid by us taxpayers to guard our safety in the public so we, too, can have freedom as Americans.

    There’s no need for you to reply. I won’t be part of this blog again.

  11. Elizabeth,

    Thank you for visiting this blog over the years. I’m sorry that you don’t agree with our methods in evangelizing the lost. I’m always open to correction; it’s just that in this instance, I don’t see what the problem was.

    In dealing with police, we are always respectful and do what they want, so I’m unclear with what you meant by this statement: “I know exactly your conduct with the police.”

    In fact, I have posted an article on this very subject called, “On Dealing with the Police.” We do abide with these suggestions and have never been arrested! Here is the article: http://stonethepreacher.com/2009/06/26/weekend-read-on-dealing-with-the-police.html

    Again, thank you for your input.

  12. You had a “dust-up” with security according to your own words. Take a look at the meaning of “dust-up” in the dictionary. It means a fight or a quarrel. Doesn’t sound so Christian to me. Remember, Jesus is the Prince of Peace. I think your methods are not promoting peace.

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