Campus preachers always cause a good bit of ruckus, but when I came out to the Green around 3:00 yesterday, this guy had managed to really stir the students up. One girl was getting right in his face, yelling at him. A guy in a purple morphsuit danced around holding a sign which read “God does not exist.”
As usual, I was saddened by the preacher’s words, which were way off from the true Gospel message. “Brother Micah,” as he calls himself, was talking about how he used to be a sinner, but he is not anymore because he became a Christian, and now he has the right to judge everyone else because he is in the right. Wow. I always wonder if any of these guys have ever read the whole Bible, and not just the few verses they use out of context. They should at least be required to study Romans.
Romans 2:1 “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.”
There are a lot of things that annoy me about what people like Brother Micah preach. I don’t feel like writing it all out now, but I’ve written about this before.
I was also saddened by many of the student’s responses. They have reason to get riled up about the ridiculous statements this guy was making, but many people were being outrightly mean to him. There are always a fair number of people who yell derogatory comments as they walk by, but there were a few students literally screaming into Brother Micah’s face. One guy ran into the circle and pinched his butt. After a few minutes, he was forced to move over and stand on a bench to keep the throng of students at bay. It seems to me to be rather ironic and not at all helpful to your cause to scream at someone about how mean and judgmental they are being and how they should love people instead.
I think many of the students walked away feeling justified in thinking Christianity is ridiculous and all Christians are nutcases. I wish campus preachers would realize that coming to campus and telling students they are going to burn in hell is not an effective way to show God’s love to people. Why not tell them the whole truth?
Romans 3:23-24 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”