Round Rock, Texas: Group enters Catholic church during mass to proclaim the Gospel

Back in December, I reported that a group of evangelical street preachers in Las Vegas wereswcc entering Catholic churches in that city during services and proclaiming the Gospel. See here.

News sources in Texas recently reported a very similar event at St. William Catholic church (see photo) in Round Rock, near Austin (see link to news story below). Was this the work of the same group? The media continues to misidentify the Las Vegas group as “Koosha Las Vegas” but Koosha is simply the first name of one of the members who posted videos of the group’s activities on his You Tube channel named “Koosha Las Vegas.” He has since changed the name of the channel to “Jesus is God.” See here.

In my opinion the two groups are probably not linked because there are no videos of the Round Rock event on Koosha’s You Tube channel.

I wouldn’t personally favor disrupting the services of an apostate religious group to proclaim the Gospel although John the Baptist probably would.


 

‘Christian’ group disrupts catholic church mass
KCEN, 3/5/16
http://www.kcentv.com/story/31394418/christian-group-disrupts-catholic-church-mass

 

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18 thoughts on “Round Rock, Texas: Group enters Catholic church during mass to proclaim the Gospel

  1. Hello, dear brother! This comment is for you personally; you can elect to publish it if you are so led, but I am to relay this to you.

    Regarding your last sentence, dear brother, we must submit to the Lord so that He can have His way with us and accomplish His purposes. When we are concerned with what others say or think of us, we disobey Him, don’t we? May I lovingly suggest that you ask the Lord whether fear/intimidation is holding you back from doing the great exploits He has for you to accomplish for Him now?

    Please reread my last comments to you for additional insight; I believe He wants you to address matters previously mentioned.

    KNOW Him and your identity in Christ, dear brother: the people who KNOW their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits. (Dan. 11:32)

    God bless you! I am here to encourage you on in the faith, dear one! He has made you and brought you to blogging for HIS purposes!

    If you are so led, please respond to me via email at thelordiswithus1@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Deanna. Yes, we all must be open to the Lord’s leading. This blog will certainly never attract a lot of “Likes” or followers in these times we currently live in.

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      1. He knows what He is doing, though. Jesus’ sufferings and our fellowship of sharing in them as we submit to Him and obey Him are redemptive, i.e. People are saved and matured in Christ this way. As you deny yourself and obey God in this (boldly writing and speaking forth what God wants you to despite the desire not to offend people), those who are presently in darkness as Catholics will be set free as you were. Let Him move you; let Him speak/write boldly to them in LOVE through you without being intimidated by what people may think of you or feel about you taking them outside THEIR comfort zones. BE bold and obedient as John the Baptist was! 😊

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    1. Hi Wally, I have mixed thoughts about these “disruptions.” On the one hand, these street preachers are boldly proclaiming the Gospel in the den of religious apostasy. We read of many examples in the Bible of this kind of boldness and disregard for “acceptable” social norms, even from Jesus, and never raise an eyebrow but it’s seen as strictly taboo in this day and age. Jesus taught doctrine contrary to the religious establishment in the temple and synagogues. So did the apostles. But instead of confronting error anywhere, many in evangelicalism today have gone to the opposite extreme and accommodate error or even embrace it.

      But I would also agree that such methods as disrupting a service would probably strongly alienate a large portion of the audience the preachers are trying to attract. Some people have accepted Christ after hearing the Gospel delivered via bold confrontation while other people have accepted Christ after hearing the Gospel delivered in sweetness. I can’t criticize either method because the Lord has used both. I pray for the street preachers and those who hear their message.

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      1. Good thoughts Tom, and I don’t too much disagree. First, I think street preaching is an awesome things and it’s a shame we don’t do it more. But, your point about alienating the very people you want to reach is extremely valid. Overall, not thinking barging in that way was all good. But, then again, if they were led by The Spirit who am I to say?

        How’s that?

        🙂

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      2. Right, we can’t question the ways of the Spirit and this certainly could have been Spirit-led. Hopefully the folks in Texas were believers…the article doesn’t provide details like the information for the Las Vegas group.

        Another “negative” to barging into a service is that more than a few people will equate this kind of confrontation with the hate methods of the infamous Westboro Baptist “church.” The previous church we attended and the one we attend now both dropped “Baptist” from their name because of the negative stereotypes out there…a few of them earned. Up here in Western NY, it isn’t exactly the Bible belt.

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      3. That last part is funny to me Tom. I am very much in the Bible Belt. Heck, we have multiple varieties of Baptist churches here LOL. Four I can think of. We are almost the Baptist Belt.

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      4. The Baptist churches in our area are probably around 60% American Baptist (modernist, apostate, and dying) with the balance being made up of some “hardcore-independent-fundamental KJV-1611-only” Baptists, a small number of SBC churches, and some non-denominational/community churches with Baptist roots like the one I currently attend.

        Not to sound like a prideful sectarian, but as an ex-Catholic I’m so glad the Lord led me to Baptist churches because, of all the mainline Protestant denominations (although I realize Baptist isn’t technically a denomination), they went the farthest in abandoning liturgy, ritual, and the concept of a state church and returning to the primitive church taught in the New Testament.

        One of these days I’m going to have to write a post about my Baptist experiences.

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      5. Well I am Missionary Baptist, part of the American Baptist Associate. That is most surely NOT the American Baptists LOL. We actually have roots in the early Landmark Baptist churches from what I understand. We are pretty conservative and fundamental. We also have a number of the Independent Baptist Churches around, lots and lots of SBC churches. And also lots of Free Will Baptist churches.

        Me personally? For 45 years I hated Baptists. Didn’t think much of Christians in general, and had a specific disdain for Baptists in particular. Even more so for Baptist preachers. So, the irony of me being one is quite substantial. But, it was in one of our churches where I first heard the Gospel preached with truth, and in mere weeks of hearing it I believed it.

        Now….we in that ABA do believe some things I think you would find appealing. For instant, if you asked me if I am a Protestant, I would emphatically say, not I am not. The true New Testament Church formed by Jesus Himself during His earthly ministry never died. He told Peter it would not, and it did not. Any of us would look you in the eye and tell you we did not come out of the Reformation, we never stopped being in the first place.

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      6. Wally, I have an excellent book by landmark Baptist, Wendell H. Rone, titled, “The Baptist Faith and Roman Catholicism.” Although it was published in 1952, before the window dressing changes of Vatican II, everything still applies. Sadly, such a book would not be welcomed in most Baptist circles these days.

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      7. No, I wouldn’t call Rone’s approach hateful (like Jack Chick) but it’s definitely not accommodating either…he’s a little heavy handed. One of the best critiques I’ve read of Catholicism that’s charitable but uncompromising is James McCarthy’s The Gospel According to Rome.

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      8. Now that one I have heard of, yep. I think you hit it, charitable but uncompromising is the key, Tom, your particular niche here is very valuable. It’s not for everybody, but none of our gifts are for everybody. We each just need to do our calling and let others do theirs, and God will make it happen. You keep up your good work, it takes a special person to fill that role.

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      9. Thanks, Wally. My posts have not always been entirely charitable. But I love Catholics. Most of my family and friends are Catholic. Having been rescued from a sinking ship (by Jesus) it’s a little frustrating when I hear other evangelicals say, “Oh, that ship is absolutely fine.”

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      10. That must be rough on you at times. A very good friend of mine, one of our preachers, was raised Catholic himself and was brought out under the guidance of the man who is my pastor now.

        He has indicated it was hard at first.

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      11. Hey Tom I mean to add something and forgot. First, sorry for my crummy spelling in that last comment. Was the end of a long, long day and my brain was fuzzy.

        We actually have one of our churches in Round Rock. I found it when working in Austin once for a couple of weeks. That shocked me some. A city of well over two million people, and I had to drive that far to find a church I felt comfortable in. I am sure there are more, but that was the one and only Missionary Baptist Church in that entire metropolitan area. Now, that’s a mission field!

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