“Trespassing” is when you enter or remain on somebody else’s property without their permission. Even if you had permission to enter, you must leave immediately when you have been asked to leave. “Harassment” is when your actions impede somebody from freely going about his own business. A “nuisance” is created when you impose a disturbance upon somebody’s nearby private property even if you are using public property. The right to engage in Free Speech does not include the right to trespass or to engage in harassment or to create a nuisance. Free speech includes the right to preach in the public space, but like every right it must be exercised reasonably within the bounds of the law.
The authorities may not place content restrictions upon what we preach, but they do have the right to impose reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions that equally apply to everyone in order to prevent some people from oppressing the rights of others to also reasonably use the public space.
You must have a clear conscience that your conduct is unreproachable.
If you are using the public space, during normal hours, without impeding anyone, and are speaking loudly without using any electronic amplification device, are not creating a disruptive nuisance that affects those on near-by private property, and are not slandering or threatening anyone, then go ahead and preach everything God put on your heart to say. In this context you are in the right to stand your ground confidently against anybody who opposes you, and you have the right to use self-defence against anyone that would harm you.
This Australian wacko ‘pastor’ Logan Robertson from Steven Anderson’s so-called “new IFB” baptist cult appears to have trespassed and threatened people on Mosque property in an unseemly and indefensible manner.
Nobody is going to sympathize with him, even if they agree with his message, because he is acting like a deranged nutcase and imposing upon the rights of the people at the mosque to enjoy peace and quite on their own property and going to and from their own religious services.
[By the way, whether or not Mohamed had sex with his 9 year old wife is irrelevant to the invalidity of Islam. Nothing in the Bible sets a minimum age for marriage either, and, regardless, plenty of the men of God in the Bible also had moral failings. Robertson is a lousy preacher and an unthinking hot-head like his mentor Steven Anderson, who also gets into trouble for resisting the lawful authorities. These type of men bring the gospel into disrepute. So much bad-fruit tells us what kind of tree we are dealing with.]
Anderson wants to bolster his false rapture teachings by claiming that God’s wrath fell on the very same day that Noah and Lot were saved.
This claim is only true regarding Lot – not Noah.
” For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:38-39
Christ didn’t say the rain fell on that day – he says the people outside remained ignorant until the flood came.
Noah entered the ark 7 days before the rain fell:
” For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth…. And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood…. And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.” Genesis 7:7-10
So there was a delay of 7 days for Noah. Lot was different, the destruction of Sodom happened on the same day he left.
Christ gave the examples of both Noah (7 day delay) and Lot (no delay) to show us that there are two different raptures.
Noah = pretribulation rapture of the Church = the bride
Lot = end of tribulation rapture of tribulation saints = 5 wise virgins
Christ’s words are carefully chosen – he does not say that the flood came on the very same day as Noah entered the ark:
” And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.” Luke 17:26-27
Yes, “the flood came” but this was 7 days later. For the example of Lot, Christ makes the point of emphasizing that it was on the very same day:
” Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” Luke 17:28-30
And notice that Christ gave the example of Noah first, and the example of Lot second. The church is raptured first – then the tribulation saints later. Notice that all of Noah’s family was saved, but that Lot lost his wife. The church has salvation, but tribulation saints must endure to the end to be saved – they are not the same. Notice Noah is saved by going into the ark and is saved on the water, but Lot is saved from the fire.
There is no “the rapture” in the Bible – there are several raptures.
Steven Anderson thinks the church is going to go through the tribulation, but this is false. The true church is saved before the tribulation starts, and the verses Anderson uses in his attempt to prove a post-tribulation rapture actually only apply to the saints who are rescued at the end of the tribulation right before Armageddon. The tribulation saints don’t have a guaranteed salvation – like the 10 virgins only 5 were actually saved because they had oil and were ready.
SAnderson1611 doesn’t read the Bible carefully so he rushed into a false teaching that he can only defend by misrepresenting what the Bible actually says. A red flag for identifying a false teacher is that they always change what the Bible says.