Fear of God Devotional: Sins of the Church in Evangelism
What are common misunderstandings of evangelism?
Kevin Swanson explains in this video that the idea that evangelism is a set group of four statements followed by a prayer is a harmful aspect of modern day evangelism.
Instead, we need to see evangelism as the entire Gospel of Christ, where a man sees his sin, he comes to repentance, and seeks forgiveness in Christ. That is the Gospel of Christ. It involves all 66 books of the Bible.
Another problem is that people act differently when they’re among unbelievers. What they say and do changes the moment when they’re not surrounded by Christians. Christians must faithfully and consistently live out the Gospel at all times. You cannot act one way while you’re at church and then in a completely different manner when you are at home or at the local grocery store. As a Christian, you take your worldview wherever you go.
2 Timothy 1:8 (NKJV) – “Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God”