Putting God First in Evangelism
by Vincent Piater
As believers we are called to share the Gospel. In fact, we are commanded to. It is said that only 2% of the church actively share their faith. This implies that most of the church is living in disobedience. Many don’t share their faith as they feel unequipped and don’t know what to say. They are afraid as they don’t know what the response will be. The other problem is the fear of offending people when speaking about sin, judgment, and hell. They say, well I just want to speak the words of Jesus and the love of God. Yet Jesus spoke more about hell and judgement than anyone else in scripture. Men must be warned of the realty of judgement and hell. Only Christ can save them, and without Christ they are doomed.
We must plead with men with all of our might and show them what they are in the eyes of God, in their unregenerate state. We must also pray that the Holy Spirit would convict them of sin and bring them to repentance. Unless the Spirit convicts them they are still blind in their sin and the Gospel in foolishness to them. Men some how think that they are good people in their own eyes. Yet Scripture tells us that all have sinned and that there is no one who is righteous. It is only through the grace of God that a man may be saved. It is because men think so highly of themselves, that they have such a low view of the Gospel and their absolute need of a saviour. When man’s eyes are opened to his total depravity, only then can he understand how God demonstrated His love for us. While we were sinners, disobedient unto God, and enemies of God, God sent His son Jesus Christ to shed His blood to reconcile us unto God that we could be saved from the wrath to come.
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