Thursday, May 03, 2012

Do You Have Unbiblical Thinking on Evangelism?

Here is an e-mail conversation I received from a pastor in North America who has bought into an unbiblical thinking regarding evangelism and the common believer.  

“Whether there is a gift of evangelism or not, some people just find it very difficult to get their friends across the line.  Where as others find it easy.  I for one find it very easy to share my faith and help people become Christians. I have led heaps of people to Christ.  My friends who are very passionate about reaching out to unchurched people find it much more difficult than I do. They really appreciate the fact that they can 'invest and invite'. They appreciate the opportunity of having someone who is better at communicating the gospel than they are. They see more evangelistic fruit by working as a team, bringing their friends to church, rather than just trying to share the gospel on their own.”  

This type of thinking continues to reinforce the bad evangelistic theology that is rampant in the church today.  It is sad and it is expanding and it needs to change.

It is no wonder the harvest seems poor.  It is in part due to the lack of seeds that are being sown because people believe evangelistic myths instead of Biblical truth.  Because the church is more about multiplying listeners than communicators, we are losing ground!  What the church needs today is a strong Biblical theology regarding evangelism.  These unbiblical teachings that gag us from sharing our faith must be debunked, destroyed and decommissioned from the pulpits, websites and teaching institutions around the world.  The truth must be told and we must be freed so ordinary people can give the Gospel of Jesus Christ away indiscriminately with power, precision, personality and passion.  It is time for the ordained to tell the truth to the ordinary about the authority and power that every believer is given by God from the moment his or her relationship with Jesus began.  Every believer is 100% successful, 100% of the time.

What are your thoughts or questions about what I've written today?