Preached Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the Fredericton Farmer's Market. No box, no music... this message caused the most people to stop and listen than I have ever seen yet. It seemed the entire section of the market was attentively listening to God's Word being proclaimed. "And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient." (Romans 1:28)
Reprobate: [adj] marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good; "depraved criminals"; "a perverted sense of loyalty"; [syn: depraved, immoral, perverse, perverted] n : a person without moral scruples [syn: miscreant] v 1: reject as invalid 2: abandon to eternal damnation
I believe we are living in the last days of the earth, when men and women are turning away from sound doctrine, sounds thinking, becoming unreasonable and exchanging the truth of God for a lie. The evidence of this is found in both believers and non-believers alike. "The fool has said in his heart there is no God" and "many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many." It is absolutely imperative that we walk before the Lord in holy reverence and righteousness, holding fast to the knowledge of God which He has made clear from the beginnning. Hear the vital words of Jesus: "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." (John 17:17) I just can't stress this enough.
Had an encounter with the police on this occasion, received a warning that I could be fined $25o dollars for causing a disturbance. Please pray that the door of the gospel be not hindered, and for wisdom on how I shall proceed. "In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33) Download below:
Eli Brayley - A Reprobate Mind (Open Air)