Friday, November 24, 2017


There is much confusion in the church about evangelism. I found the below quote succinct and refreshing in a day of popular and confusing views.

"Evangelism is not a making of proselytes; it is not persuading people to make a decision; it is not proving that God exists, or making a good case for the truth of Christianity; it is not inviting someone to a meeting; it is not exposing the contemporary dilemma, or arousing interest in Christianity; it is not wearing a badge saying “Jesus Saves”! Some of these things are right and good in their place, but none of them should be confused with evangelism. To evangelize is to declare on the authority of God what he has done to save sinners, to warn men of their lost condition, to direct them to repent, and to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ".  -  (John Cheesman,, The Grace of God in the Gospel (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1972, 119. From: Dever, Mark. Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (3rd Edition) (9Marks) (p. 136). Crossway. Kindle Edition.)

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