Ad Gloriam Dei

"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." - 1 Corintians 10:31

"Let us pursue the things which make for peace and those by which one may edify another"- Romans 14:19

"As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend." - Proverbs 27:17

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Question: Lawful Methods of Evangelism

Here are a few questions for the learned participants of my blog:

What forms of evangelism are warranted by Scripture? Is there such a category as unlawful methods of evangelism? What rules may be applied to determine the lawful forms?


Blogger Philip S Taylor said...

Evangelism is proclamation of truth about sin, Jesus, judgement etc. I would say that the content has to be there. I have seen drama which was meant to be evangelistic but there was no Gospel content. I have heard preaching that was supposedly evangelistic but had no Gospel content.

Are you limiting things to church-based evangelism or all of life? I can sit with my buddy in work and tell him why I am a sinner in God's eyes and why I trust in Christ. That is evangelism?

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 5:22:00 pm  
Blogger Timothy Davis said...

Thanks for your input, Phil. As in all things, the Scriptures should be our example. What we see is clear, verbal or written communication of the truth of the Gospel, either through full-time preachers or through the saints telling the Good News every where they went or even through Bible study (Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch).

They could have used drama in NT times, but they didn't. They could have used gimmicks, e.g. cookery courses, but they didn't. So why should we, or is the Bible not our guide to the Christian life?

Monday, June 05, 2006 11:24:00 am  

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