Christians How Can We Use Persuasion to Reach the Heart of Our Listeners?

The apostle Paul used the art of persuasion or convincing. In his second letter to Timothy Paul writes, “You, however, continue in the things you have learned and were persuaded to believe, knowing from whom you have learned them.” (2 Tim. 3:14, UASV) The NASB renders the verse this way, “Continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of.” (The ESV, HCSB, and LEB render it similarly.) The Greek word here Pistoo has the sense of ‘being convinced, or being persuaded or sure of the truthfulness or validity of something.’

What Is Apologetic Evangelism and Why Is It Important?

Why is evangelism expected of us? The Lord Jesus Christ Himself has commanded us to witness. Consider His authority in the following:

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matt. 28: 19-20).

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