There are so many different types or levels to share the message of the cross with others. When we share Christ with others as individual persons, we call this Personal Evangelism. When we preach the message of the cross on the streets, or in public places, we call this Public Evangelism. Still, when we organize a huge evangelistic activity which may take some days, we call this Crusade Evangelism.
We can also share the message of the cross to people of other faiths! The African Traditional Religion believers, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Atheists, and all people, need the Gospel of salvation. We all need to hear and accept the truth that there is a God who made all things. We all need to know that the same God has a wonderful plan for each one of us.
But, we are sinners. We have failed to honor and revere God. Yet, God is still who He is to us, despite our decision not to know him. Paul the Apostle of Christ, by the will of God had made our human status clear when he wrote:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
(Rom 1:18-32 KJV).
- Personal Evangelism
- Public Evangelism
- Crusade Evangelism
- Sharing Christ with people of other faiths
- Discipleship–Follow Up