Florence Oribhabor replies Obiamonu
Truly, there are so many things done by today ‘s contemporary churches that are not evangelism.
1. Invitation to church service and programs is not evangelism, rather, Evangelism is a concerted self-conscious effort to confront the unbeliever with the truth about Christ with the view to leading that unbeliever to repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus. Many contemporary churches view invitations to services as a form of modern-day evangelism. Meanwhile, Evangelism is aimed at sharing the good news of Jesus to unbelievers. As Christians, this is the great commission. Jesus gave us the great commission given to us according to Matthew
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
2. Evangelism does not begin from a position of authority. But evangelism is a command from our God to believer to go into the world and preach the good news or gospel to all .
Many local churches go about evangelizing to others as though those unsaved ones are less than them. They engage in evangelism with a superior mindset and attitude. They confront and condemn the unbeliever in a negative way instead of preaching the message of salvation, which is the message of love . John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.