Jesus Christ came into the world more than 2,000 years ago that a dying world might be saved. God, the Creator of heaven, earth, and sea, loves those who believe on Him so deeply that He offered His only Son as a sacrifice to atone the sins of mankind. To atone for man’s sins, Christ came to the earth in human flesh and was crucified in death. Not only was He crucified, but God also raised Him from the dead to be the bread of life and sit on the right hand of God interceding on behalf of the saints. Evangelism is sharing this story of the life and power of Jesus Christ. Moreover, evangelism is providing the necessary information about the cause and reasoning for Jesus Christ walking the earth so that sinners may repent of their sins and begin to trust God with their very existence and everything that concerns them. “Evangelism is the
In a survey conducted in 2012, LifeWay.com inquired about the importance of evangelism among members of the Christian faith. The results of the survey showed that 80 percent of people who claimed to follow Jesus Christ and had openly devoted themselves to the teaching of Christianity, felt that they had a “personal responsibility to share their religious views and beliefs about Jesus Christ with non-christians” (Wilke, LifeWay.com). Surveys such as this reflect the Christian doctrine of evangelism and the weight it holds within the Christian faith. As can be seen back in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus Christ commanded His followers “to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19).” However, Jesus never told His followers how doing this.
The main purpose of this book is to explain how the Christian religion became a world religion. The author, Dana L. Robert, begins Christian Mission with the life and times of Christ in Jerusalem and how this led to the formation of the Catholic Empire. Next, Robert goes on to explain how missions, both catholic and protestant, came about and began to grow throughout the world. Then, the reader learns about the awakening as well as the struggles and conflicts within the global spreading of Christianity. After this, Robert shows that the world of missions is significantly influenced by the political and sociocultural world. The postscript demonstrates the true meaning of missions in a global, postcolonial age through the telling of the gospel message. This paper points out Dana L Robert’s most important arguments in order to answer the question of how Christianity became a world religion.
As said the Evangelism Churches are borrowing tools and models from marketing and the business world. The evangelism churches really want to have a broad target group and show that there is a church for everyone. The reason for this is that now a day people do not attend church just because there is a bible study group or someone they know is attending. They need to be able to do something that interests them. So the evangelism churches try to show that their churches are not only a place for worship but also a place that provide physical needs and wants, like food. The Evangelism Churches are also reaching out to people with different “needs”, like people who are feeling lonely and don’t have a partner, have a depression, need anger management or other emotional or mental difficulties. The last kind of strategy that the Evangelism Churches are borrowing is that the churches try to have as many specialized services for all kind of different people in all areas of life. So the evange...
Apostle Paul was a man who dedicated himself to the evangelism, church planting, and disciple making. This author will examine the biblical answers of relationship evangelism for contemporary churches through the research on Paul’s ministry revealed in Acts.
A major denomination in the United States reported to have 11,500 churches in the U.S. This same denomination reported to have obtained 294,000 decisions for Christ in 1991. This same church could only find 14,000 of those people in fellowship today. Modern evangelism is preaching the benefits of salvation, with out using the law to show the sinner why they are lost with out God. These statistics are the normal results of modern evangelism.
Following is the Evangelical theology which evolved from the Pietism and Revivalist movement (Olson 33). Charles Finney, a leader in Evangelism, emphasized the need and ability to evangelize the world while also maintaining the power of free will” thereby influencing all but not trying to control the mind of the masses (Lane 253, 254). As well as being a supreme authority Evangelist’s believe that because the Bible was written by man through God’s instruction the Bible is both fully man’s and God’s (256). Furthermore, because the words written by man come directly from God the Bible is God’s holy word and everything it contains is true (257). The Evangelicals believed that “the Bible is the supreme authority for faith and practice” and it is Christ who redeemed us through the cross (Bingham 162).
A person can evangelize many different ways. There are intellectual methods, relational methods, and confrontational methods. There is no right or wrong way to evangelize only the right method for the situation. In this paper, I will be discussing one way of evangelizing for each of the different methods. This paper will include the Romans Road method, the Friendship evangelism method, and the Door-to-Door evangelism method.
God calls Christians to share his word with all the inhabitants of earth throughout the Bible, the verse listed above is just one of many verses found in which God calls all Christians to share his word or “witness” to nonbelievers. Witnessing is mentioned again in the Bible “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15, New King James Translation). When sharing the gospel with those who are not receptive to the idea of God, Rhetoric can be an immensely useful tool in changing hearts. Billy Graham, one of the most well-known evangelists in the world, uses rhetoric in his book “The Reason for My Hope: Salvation”. In Graham’s book, Chapter one is started off with testimonies of surviving plane crashes, floating at sea for forty-seven days, and medical miracles, all of which were near death experiences to say the least (Graham, 2013, pg. 1-4). The way that Graham started off chapter one of his book exhibits a use of pathos, all the stories referred to were meant to appeal to the emotions of the reader in question. Graham used the heart-changing story of Louis Zamperini’s life as part of