Taking A Stand!

by David J. Stewart


I received the following inspiring e-mail in August of 2005 ...

Dear David,

   Thank you! I've thanked you before in a couple of emails, but your site has given me so much strength and knowledge. I have been passing out tracts and
witnessing with even greater passion, lately, because of the positive influence your site has had on me.

I'm at work now, and I just got through witnessing to our switchboard operator. Please pray for "Cynthia" as soon as your eyes fall upon this note.

I've been leaving tracts everywhere. In the frozen foods section, the beer section, the meat section, i.e., at the grocery store. In the waiting rooms, in the vending machines, the elevators, most everywhere here
at work.

David, your section on the Devil's Music has had a great impact upon me. Led Zeppelin "led" me away from God for many, many years. Other bands helped in the process. After reading the Satanic Roots of Rock-n-Roll on your site, I am ashamed that I fell for all the lies back in my youth. This piece has truly nourished my soul and I feel led now to learn all that I can about Aleister
Crowley, all the rock bands, all the deception in higher places (you've read that piece, right?). I want to become an "authority" on this subject simply for my own  understanding - I'll never make the mistake of falling for the Devil's music again. But I feel that God wants me to learn even more about it so that I can help people. I just have a hard time with rock&roll now because it destroyed my older brother and almost destroyed me. It destroyed my family, and many other families in my neighborhood. I hate it. I want to "disarm" rock-n-roll and remedy all the wrongs in my life that I allowed it to do to me by "learning" all that I can about it.

I've found a great book that I'm going to buy soon at: http://www.thomasfriend.com/ - it's a book about Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin.  Looks very, very good.

David, please pray for me. Satan is at work against me because I'm making a dent in his dark kingdom with the Gospel. I'm getting attacked from every angle - my health, my job, certain members of my family, even at college. I
make a stand for Christ and I'm immediately assaulted by either hostility or cold rejection. I need prayer.

I also need to find a church and receive believer's baptism. Please pray for me, friend, cause if you don't, nobody else will.

Your advice and warm counsel are needed if you have time, thanks.


Here is my reply...

Hello Michael, Thank you for the encouraging words and for your e-mail. I'm glad to know that you are a soulwinner. Soulwinning is the dearest thing to God's heart.

"And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!" -Romans 10:15

Indeed, we will be persecuted for our Christian faith. I'm wearied by these modern preachers, pastors, Bible teachers, and Christians who are praised by the masses. Something is very wrong with that. Billy Sunday was a troublemaker in the view of most people, yet he reached millions for Christ. Billy Sunday was not very popular. In fact, many death threats were made against him because of his efforts to shutdown the liquor industry. He carried his cross. Jesus taught that every Christian should bare a cross.

All across America, believers are reluctant and unwilling to stand up for what is right...so evil prevails. The average church in America is merely a money-making "non-profit" corporation. But does the Gospel get out? Does the community get preached to? Of course the heathen will accuse us of "forcing" our beliefs upon them, but nothing could be further from the truth. We are simply taking a stand for what is right. We are doing what God wants us to do (Psalm 94:16).

I do know what you are going through. My own father rejected me for my Christian stand. He drank alcohol and hated my preaching against it. Though I never preached at him, he took it personal. I didn't want to preach against alcohol when he was listening to me preach, but I knew it was wrong to dip my sails for anyone. He also hated my preaching that the King James Bible was the ONLY preserved Bible in the English-speaking language. He often tried to get me to stop preaching about it. It's a long story. I loved my father, but he never would respect my opinions or beliefs as I did his. In hindsight, God used those events in my life to bring me to where I am today.

I've learned that the best way to cure depression is to go soulwinning. Think about this: Every human being alive today will be dead in a little over 100 years. That's over 6,000,000,000 people dead within 100 years. Life is truly short. With this fact in mind, every born again believer should be consumed with soulwinning.

I will pray for you.

If you do decide to make a website, I'll be glad to help any way I can. It is really very simple to do with Microsoft FrontPage. If you can click a mouse, you can build a website. You don't need to know any code, but it's easy once you get the hang of it. I can save you time if you get stuck...just ask. You're always welcome to e-mail, that's what I'm here for.

Kindest regards,

David J. Stewart


"Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light." -Ephesians 5:14

Thanks much Michael, I'm always encouraged to receive e-mails from folks who are awake to righteousness.