An oft repeated and horribly erroneous caricature of the DoG is that they quell evangelism. There are numerous ways to show that this is not so. Among them are by pointing out the numerous Calvinists who are considered by reasonable people to be many, if not most, of the greatest missionaries of all time. Another way is to show that revivals, awakenings, reformations in which multiplied thousands are ushered into the Kingdom of God and whole societies are transformed by the Gospel are more often than not- Calvinistic movements. But I just discovered another way. I became a Southern Baptist, not only because I came to beleive that the Baptist Faith and Message better represented what I believed than the free Will Baptist doctrine on which I was raised- but PRIMARILY because the more Calvinistic I became, the greater passion I developed for evangelism. So, having researched the SBC for years and understanding that they are the largest Protestant denomination on earth and currently have on the mission field 5,000 missionaries- the choice seemed a no brainer for me. But SBC is obviously, at this point in her history, NOT thoroughly Calvinistic. There is hope. The DoG is taking the SBC by storm- and thank God. But take the PCA (Presbyterian Church of America). It is no where near as large as the SBC having 300,000 members compared to SBC's 16 MILLION members. And it is not as old, being only about 40 years old compared to SBC's nearly 150 years of history. YET, the PCA already has 1,400 missionaries on the field!!! Do the math: 300,000 members support 1,400 missionaries VS 16 MILLION members support 5,000 missionaries. If the SBC were as evangelistic as the PCA, the SBC would have 74,000 missionaries on the field!!!! That makes the PCA about 15 TIMES more evangelistic than SBC!!! Let's all pray the DoG takes over SBC. My what we could do as a movement our size if we were 15 times more evangelistic! Another proof that Calvinism, particularly classical Calvinism, is more evangelistic than Arminianism (or non-cal whatever that means); at the very least it is sufficient proof to abolish this, what I consider to be, ignorant notion that Calvinism is LESS evangelistic.