Regardless of where we live in the world, in some way the evangelistic movement that Jesus Christ started and the apostle grew has affected your life. There are some 2.4 billion “Christians” out of a worldwide population of about 7.8 billion people. There are over 41,000 different denominations, all believing differently, and all claiming to be “Christian.”
Let us make the resolution that we will defend the faith but that we will do so with gentleness and respect. A Christian should not attempt to cram the truth down someone’s throat or speak patronizingly or critically to them.
The most important kind of Christian work in the world is personal work. We look at the men who stand on the platform and speak to great crowds, but I believe God pays more attention to the man who sits down with a single soul.
“He that winneth souls is wise.”—Prov. 11:30. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life: The righteous person, by speech, conduct, and example, that is, fruit or fruitage (Heb. peri), he captures or wins souls, namely, by the person (soul) listening to the righteous one, he gets spiritual food, and he is then led to serve God, and he... Continue Reading →
Satan the Devil stalks true Christians. (1 Pet. 5:8) His intention is not necessarily to slay them, as some serial killer slaughters their victims. Rather, Satan’s main purpose is to capture his victims alive and use the persons as he sees fit. American Muslim young adults who are converts to Islam also is about one-quarter (23%), a much smaller share of current Christians (6%) are converted. In other words, Christianity as a whole loses more people than it gains from religious switching. In the 21 years from 1996 to 2017, there were 4,128,632 baptisms for Jehovah’s Witnesses.
1 Peter 3:15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being prepared to make a defense [Gr. apologia] to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect; ALWAYS BEING PREPARED TO MAKE DEFENSE TO... Continue Reading →
Acts 13:47 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 47 For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “‘I have appointed you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the end of the earth.’” Not only did the apostle Paul say the above words, but he also understood and appreciated the seriousness of it. After he... Continue Reading →
First, it should be noted that the suggestions herein can work for online evangelism or in person. Most persons that we meet online are polite. However, with the anonymity of social media, it is even more so as Jesus prophesied, 'the world has hated true Christians, because they are not of the world, even as... Continue Reading →
Matthew 28:19-20 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations ... 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you ...”
Setting any possible emotionalism aside, we must ask ourselves if God is truly real to us. Can we say that God is our friend? James tells us in his inspired letter, “‘Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness,’ and he was called a friend of God.” We all have heard the saying, “actions... Continue Reading →