John 3:18-21: “18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were … More Why Is Unbelief a Damnable Offense?
Paul gives more insight behind the evangelistic spirit by recalling his own manner of walk with the Thessalonian church. After reading this chapter and keeping in mind Galatians 6:12, there is stark contrast between true evangelism and false. In Galatians, the proselytes were only trying to make “a fair show in the flesh,” a zeal … More 1 Thessalonians 2
Some may not look forward to evangelism because of the fear of men. But this is a joyous service, and the love to and from God will preserve the hearts of His servants from the promised onslaught of persecution and reviling when the evangelist goes out and does his work. This love of God that … More Evangelism: Part 5
Jonathan Edwards notes that a true love to God will incline us to esteem Him: “If a man sincerely loves God, it will dispose him to render all proper respect to him; and men need no other incitement to shew each other all the respect that is due, than love. Love to God will … More Evangelism: Part 4
Small, conservative churches today generally are not known for their evangelistic fire, especially when compared to the larger, mainline churches. The mainstream, left-leaning denominations have built their entire spiritual and doctrinal infrastructure after sociological and commercial models designed specifically for bringing in the unchurched. So, it can be hard for a small church to “compete.” Yet, … More Evangelism: Part 1