After reading the article in The Trumpet , “Satanic Black Mass Gets Green Light From U.S. City” (Aug 28, 2014), Pastor Larry Hickam and some of the men from Charity Baptist Tabernacle, an unregistered Baptist church in Amarillo, Texas, became convicted to stand against it as it was to be held in Oklahoma City, only a four hour drive away. The more we looked into it and learned about it, the more evil it was revealed to be. We learned that the priest of the host satanic group, Adam Daniels, was a convicted sex offender in Oklahoma having been fired from his job as a prison guard for sexual relations with an inmate. “Over 16, but under 18”. In addition to this fact, he told news reporters that they were going to tone down the black mass to make it legal in a public building, specifically to substitute vinegar for urine and feature a woman in a négligé instead of fully nude. He told the Tulsa World that the more private rituals include “sex, urine, and nudity”.
While the Catholic Church started a petition to stop the black mass by arguing that “blasphemy is not protected by the first amendment”, we recognized that the real problem is that we now have an immoral society that will accept this sort of thing. Even just a few years ago, no one would imagine such a thing taking place in a public building, much less in the so called “Bible belt”.
The folks from Charity got busy making signs and banners with verses such as “The devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire” (Rev 20:10) and “The God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly” (Rom 16:20) and others. We made preparation to preach to the Satanists that their god would be defeated by the Lord Jesus Christ in the near future and to warn them to “repent lest ye all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3). Meantime, we also learned that the Catholic Church was planning a large protest outside the black mass. Knowing that the Catholic Church is just as evil as the Satanists and is leading many more people to hell, we also made signs such as “Commanding to abstain from meat and forbidding to marry ARE doctrines of devils” (1Tim 4:3), and “Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14) to which we attached a picture of Pope Francis.
When we arrived in downtown Oklahoma City, we learned that we could not approach the entrance as it was behind the police line; but, that we could preach to the Satanists as they drove in. We immediately set up some of our men there with signs and banners while the rest of our men scattered amongst the crowd of about 600 Roman Catholics to preach salvation by grace through faith in Jesus and to preach against the practice of idolatry which was everywhere around us with a large image of Mary taking center stage. To all this was added a large number of so-called ecumenical Christians who were angry with us for not joining with the Catholics to “pray against the devil” which gave the whole square something of a circus-like atmosphere.
In Acts chapter 19 the ancient worshipers of the “queen of heaven” were transformed into a mob when Paul’s companions, Gaius and Aristarchus, preached that ” they be no gods which are made with hands”; the Catholics, also went into a fury over the preaching to “keep yourselves from idols” and “thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image”. As the heathens of Acts 19 determined to drown out the preaching by chanting over and over “Great is Diana of the Ephesians!”, their modern day counterparts spent the evening trying to drown out the preaching by chanting “Hail Mary full of grace”. We countered this by quoting the preaching of Christ against “vain repetitions” (Matt 6:7)
However, in spite of all this, the preaching was heard by many; and we had numerous opportunities to witness to Satanists, Catholics, and a few atheists who had come to see the show. A homeless man named Sam from a nearby park came over to hear and was lead to the Lord by one of our men. Praise the Lord!!!
We thank the Lord for His protection, and we are most grateful to Dr Dixon and The Trumpet for making us aware of this event. Also thanks to Pastor Todd Barker of Anchor of Hope Baptist Church in Canyon, Texas, and Pastor Rusty Bradbury of Old Paths Baptist Church in Washburn, Texas, ( both unregistered churches) and to Evangelist Will Carter for going with us.