If you are reading this post or listening to this podcast, it’s probably because somewhere, somehow, somebody told you about Jesus Christ the Savior. Somebody loved you. Somebody prayed for you. Somebody answered your questions. Somebody painted on the corridors of your imagination a picture of your sin, God’s holiness, and Christ’s salvation. Then they urged you to believe on Jesus and receive him as your Savior.
As a follower of Maxgrace.com and listener to the God Stuff podcast, odds are strong that you believed. In that moment, you stepped across the line of faith, and you were saved.
That beautiful process is called EVANGELISM. It is arguably the most important activity of the church on earth. It is also arguably one of the most neglected.
Todd Skinner joins me for a discussion on this all important topic.
Charles Spurgeon said:
Once more, if we are to be robed in the power of the Lord, we must feel an intense longing for the glory of God, and the salvation of the sons of men. Even when we are most successful, we must long for more success. If God has given us many souls, we must pine for a thousand times as many. Satisfaction with results will be the [death-] knell of progress.
And this classic gem, also from Spurgeon:
If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.
And this gem from D.L. Moody, an evangelist of the 1800s:
“It is clear you don’t like my way of doing evangelism. You raise some good points. Frankly, I sometimes do not like my way of doing evangelism. But I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it.” (addressed to a critic)
Here’s the GodStuff podcast on Universalism.
Here’s Michael Green’s classic book on Evangelism in the Early Church.