First up to preach was Dale McAlpine who had traveled down from Workington. Straight after he had finished preaching I had a long conversation with a lady called Suzz who was in the city working for the Aspinall Foundation charity. She took a CD and tract, and David Gee witnessed to her friend at the same time, so please pray that God will save their souls.
Next up I preached, and had what could have set a new world record for the world's quietest heckler. But it still drew a crowd as I loudly repeated all of his questions to the audience and gave answers.
I then took my brothers to John Ryland's Library for the rare treat of seeing the P52 manuscript.
Then later as Joshua Williamson got up to preach the crowd quickly built, and as he engaged with hecklers, he ended up preaching for over an hour, and in that time maybe 150-200 people stopped by to listen, and many even stopped from start to finish. Josh boldly answered all objections from Muslims, atheists and agnostics. Many people after listening to Josh took tracts and CD's and asked further questions.
I was approached by a lady with her Bible in hand trying to tell me that speaking in tongues was necessary for salvation. For anyone caught up in this error please see: Why Tongues Is Not a Necessary Sign of Salvation
and also:Almost A Cessationist-The Gifts, Cessationist Versus Sensationalism.
And also see: the errors of Oneness Theology.
Please pray for all those who heard the Gospel today in Manchester. That God will do a work in them and grant them repentance, convicting them of their sin, and saving their souls.
All in all, the day was a real blessing seeing the Lord move. We agreed we'd meet up more often to preach in different cities around England on a regular basis.
See also:Operation 513 Outreach in London Report & Pictures.
And: Open-Air Preaching outside Buckingham Palace