Thursday, September 2, 2010
Misconceptions About Evangelism
The Mute Approach:
People with this view suggest that evangelism is simply living a good, moral life. I call this the "mute" approach. Certainly an effective witness should live a moral life, a life worthy of our calling. But some believers go so far as to say that their lives will reflect Christ, so their words are not needed.
But if people look at you and see you are a good, moral person, how will they know Jesus is the reason? Might not a good Buddhist appear the same? They might think you just got a raise. Or that you won a big sweepstakes. How will they know if we don't tell them? "How shall they hear without a preacher" (Rom. 10:14). Evangelism includes who we are, but it is more.
Introduction to Evangelism by Alvin Reid