Proverbs 16:23 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 23 The heart of a wise person instructs his mouth, and adds persuasiveness to his lips. As we are teaching others about the Word of God, our goal is to shine a light not only their minds but also their hearts. (Eph. 1:18) Therefore, as a Christian apologetic evangelist,... Continue Reading →
Use the Art of Persuasion When Sharing Biblical truths
In the book of Acts, Luke uses the Greek terms for persuasion repeatedly in association with Paul. What meaning does this have as far as our making disciples is concerned? In the original language of the Greek New Testament, “persuade” (peitho) means “‘to apply persuasion, to prevail upon or win over, to persuade,” bringing about... Continue Reading →
APOLOGETIC EVANGELISM: Should the Word “Persuasion” Be Viewed with Suspicion?
Many people view the word “persuasion” with suspicion. This is the result of telemarketers trying to “persuade” you into donating money or buying something you do not need. Yes, the pushy salesperson brings to our minds one who is trying to persuade us the deceptive and manipulative speech or advertising techniques. Even still, there are... Continue Reading →