- this is me with the Viking sword
and it's really heavy though ..
This is one of the experienced that we had last week. We were on the Blacktown train station, when an old couple from Hillsong church tried to stop us and talk with us. Knowing for myself that they will just try to bash us of what we believe. My companion and I stopped and decided to talk with them. They asked a lot of questions to us and we were able to answer the questions that they had for us. They just then told us that our church is not true and that we are in darkness and we were kind of shocked when they say that word to us. We then bore our own personal testimony of the Church and about the gospel of Jesus Christ and tell them that we are not in darkness. The guy just then tried to stop us by asking another question about the gift of tongue of what we believe that one in our church doctrine. We then shared the Articles of Faith 1:7 with them and we did explained it well but the same thing happen because they tried to stop us again. They are kind of arguing with us so instead of talking with them, I just went being silent and listening with them while my companion is talking with them. They really talk a lot and that's one of the problem because they don't want us to talk even a single word.
- at the Doonside Chapel .
- we just love taking pictures ...
- I want you to meet my friend Koala .
They also told us that we don't have the Spirit and that we don't have the gift of tongue. My companion just asked a them a question: Do you have the Priesthood in your Church ? then the guy replied to us saying; What that Priesthood that you are talking about ? We then explained what the Priesthood is and how is it very important for us in this days. The same thing happen this time because they tried to stop us again. Knowing that they don't even know what the Priesthood means and the word 'Priesthood' was even mentioned in the Bible itself. He then yelled at us saying ; " I have the Power! I have the gift of tongue! he even say that word heaps of times and then a prompting came to me about what he said. I just then said to him; Oh! You have the Power! you have the gift of tongue! Oh! so if you have the gift of tongue can you then talk with me in Filipino language ? They just went in silent after I said that and then they make some excuses with us telling us that they forgot the language. They guy just then said to me; " Kumusta ka! and my replied to him was; That's an easy word, most people knew how to say that word even my companion knows how to speak that word. My companion and I just went laughing at them and we told them; " You told us that you have the power of tongue but you can't even speak my language. We then explained to them that the gift of tongue is something that will come to you through seeking by the Spirit and taking an effort on your part by studying that specific language. The guy was kind of mad with us and seeing that he is very prideful. They just then left us saying that they don't want to talk with us anymore. My companion and I just then walk to the train station and then discussed with each other with what we have done right or wrong with that conversation with them.
- with the Matautia Family and with
our raincoat for the storm.
- Just cooking food for
our dinner. Chicken adobo!!
Something that I learned from that experienced is that no matter what people say about the Church which is wrong, DON'T BELIEVE THEM. I know for myself that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ here on this earth and that this is His true gospel. Bible bashing with other people doesn't make you a good person with the Bible but it will just create contention that ends up into anger and fight with each others beliefs. It's better when you share your own personal testimony about the gospel of Jesus Christ rather than arguing with other people. DARE TO STAND ALONE and share what you believe is true because that is something that will help you to build your own personal testimony and Foundation in life who is Jesus Christ.