One of the oft heard criticisms levied against Calvinists is that they don't believe in evangelism. There is some truth to this charge when referring to a certain group that claims to be Calvinists, but who are not. Hyper-Calvinists have perverted the glorious Gospel of salvation in our Lord Jesus Christ by holding it captive. These are not Calvinists in any sense of the word. A true Calvinist understands that no one can be converted without first hearing, and then believing in, the Gospel. Yes. Calvinists believe that only the elect will come to faith. We have good reasons for believing so. It is, what we believe, the bible teaches. But the Calvinist who possesses a tender heart towards the lost will not wear his Calvinism on his sleeve. He does not walk up to a sinner and ask, "Are you elect?" No. The doctrine of election is not what saves. It is the power behind the Gospel message that saves (Rom. 1:16); the applied blood of Jesus Christ and His imputed righteousness into the account of the sinner. Armed with that knowledge there should be no greater evangelist than the Calvinist. God has ordained, not just the way of salvation (Christ), but also the means (the Gospel). There is no salvation apart from the Gospel. There is no such thing as spontaneous regeneration in the absence of the Gospel. If the Gospel is not preached there is no good news to proclaim. So, the Calvinist preaches it. He pleads. He almost begs sinners to believe. It is not his responsibility to ascertain whether a person has been chosen from eternity past. Here is a worthwhile article to read on Spurgeon and evangelism, written by Tom Ascol: A LESSON FROM SPURGEON ON EVANGELISM.