most of the people I met both before and after my conversion seemed to think that techniques and practical matters were more relevant than the truth which they neglected to teach me. It is at this point that I find a sharp contrast between today's evangelistic appeals and the content of apostolic preaching.
An interesting critique of the fallicies of modern Evangelistic techniques....
posted on 05/19/2004 9:36:12 AM PDT
To: drstevej; OrthodoxPresbyterian; CCWoody; Wrigley; Gamecock; Jean Chauvin; jboot; jude24; ...
posted on 05/19/2004 9:37:43 AM PDT
(CCWoody, Wrigley, and CARepubGal were martyred on FR)
The real sadness of this article is how true it is.
The author stated that after a year of doing street witnessing, handing out tracts, working for a Graham crusade, etc, that he still didn't know what the Gospel is.
I find that true among most professing evangelicals in my experience too.
Very well said. I remember thinking much of the same things both before and after my conversion. It is all about knowing Him more and more. As we do, we can't help but speak His Truth and in doing that, we evangelize and disciple. No need for fancy methods or trqacts (although they can have their time and place), but we must first be grounded in Him.
posted on 05/19/2004 11:48:51 AM PDT
We were treated to a video
in church recently promoting the upcoming Luis Palau Twin Cities Festival
on the steps of the Capitol in St. Paul. It was a montage of images that could have been taken from any secular state or county fair: rides, games, face-painting, skateboarding, food served on sticks, people dancing and clapping at a concert. The Veggie Tales characters will even be there live and in person.
I just sat there thinking how pleased and honored God must be with this elaborate ploy to lure people in and then WHAM! hit them with the powerful message of the gospel. Why not save some time and money by cutting through all the crap and sticking with the tried-and-true message of Christ crucified?
posted on 05/19/2004 11:51:50 AM PDT
("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." -Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
posted on 05/20/2004 5:41:56 AM PDT
(simul justus et peccator)
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