We have defined evangelism last week. We have discussed common barriers to evangelism. We have noticed that these barriers can come from us, who do the evangelism work, as well as from those responding to the message we presented. Fear, lack of knowledge, lack of concern, misplaced faith, and the like, were some of the main barriers to evangelism.
Today, I would love to focus on the message of evangelism. What is the content of our evangelistic message? The message is short, brief and clear! It is all about the love of God for us, demonstrated in the life of Jesus Christ. But, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Yet, God made a way for the man to still get saved. Then, a man must decide to accept God’s way or not.
Note: Man here means mankind (male and female included).
Bill Bright was right, when he summarized the Christian Gospel into three principles that he called, “Four Spiritual Laws“. There are basic truths of Christian doctrine about man and God. Here are the four laws again, in case you did not get a chance of reading them anywhere before this post.
- Law 1: God loves you (Jeremiah 1:5-6, John 3:16).
- Law 2: You are a sinner. The wages of sin is eternal death (Romans 3:23, 6:23).
- Law 3: God has a way out for this problem (1 Timothy 2:5-6).
- Law 4: You must accept Jesus as Lord and Savior (Revelation 3:20).
Well, I’m not a sinner! I don’t steal, I never slept with any woman by force! I never did this and that… Well, one thing you need to know now is that, sin is not ONLY all about all those sinful actions. Sin can exist in the minds and hearts. We were all born with this sickness. None of us is immune to sin. Fornication, adultery, and the like, are just the results of what is wrong inside us. These are all the fruit of sin!
Have you ever heard the Gospel in this simple way before? Have you ever shared the Gospel with anyone in this simple way before?
For sure, the Gospel is such simple, even a child can understand its message. Take this message today, and make a decision to accept Christ. I’m not asking anyone to be religious, or join me in my religion. I’m asking you to join me in Christ. This is very different from being a religious person. It’s all about relationship with God.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (Joh 1:12-13 KJV).