Evangelism: What exactly is it anyway?
I read an article today that was published in a past issue of Christianity Today entitled “What Evangelism Isn’t” .It was published in 2007, but is a must read!
Mark Dever hit the nail on the head when he addressed this topic. It is amazing how when the doctrines of grace are forsaken (whether ignorantly, or intentionally) that other vital areas slip as well. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve either been told that I will not evangelize, or that I am inconsitent if I do evangelize. Those who make this statement show that they have been missinformed concerning the doctrines of grace and what true evangelism is.
As Ernest Reisinger said in addressing the question “Will Calvinism Kill Evangelism“:
“The answer to the question is yes and no. Yes, it will kill unbiblical man-centered evangelism and some of the carnal unbiblical methods employed in man-centered evangelism.
No, it will not kill God-centered evangelism where biblical methods are employed in the great work of carrying out our Lord’s clearest command.”
May God bring His people back to Scripture, and true evangelism!