Protest against those unwilling to hear the Gospel

Scripture references

Matthew 10:14 (ASV 1901)

14And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, as ye go forth out of that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet.

Mark 6:11 (ASV 1901)

11And whatsoever place shall not receive you, and they hear you not, as ye go forth thence, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony unto them.

Luke 9:5 (ASV 1901)

5And as many as receive you not, when ye depart from that city, shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

Stories

When Jonathan Goforth visited a village alongside two Evangelists, they were not received warmly. They were mocked and the villagers wouldn't listen to them. Goforth opened Matthew 10:14-15 and read, “Whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.” This caused great fear amongst the people and caused a change in their attitude. They thereafter apologized and invited Goforth again!