Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. (Luke 19:38-40)
When I was 19 years old, there was a church that told me:
“We have no problem with you visiting our meetings, but can you not just sit in the pews like anybody else? Why do you have to speak to the others before and after the meetings? We think you are causing confusion as the sermons may not always literally say what the Bible teaches”
My reply was: “So preach what the Bible teaches – Problem solved”
Also a big problem for them was that I spoke about the salvation by Jesus with people outside the church. They had a commission for that, and I didn’t have permission from them to speak to others about the Bible or Jesus.
I however couldn’t stop sharing the good news
After this and not keeping my mouth shut I was kindly asked to leave.
This was the first time I was cast out of a church.