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Todays Evangelism: Its Message and Methods

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by evangelist6589, May 24, 2014.

  1. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member

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    Todays Evangelism: Its Message and Methods

    The Lord opened this book up to me and I STRONGLY recommend it. Its a wonderful book refuting modern evangelism, but also providing a Biblical view of evangelism. Its not a book that pleads for a "passion" or where the author tells all kinds of stories, but a book that does nothing but quote scripture, and explain it. This book lets the Bible explain itself, it does not let the author inspire people to do evangelism by his experience and opinions.
     
  2. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    There is nothing wrong with "modern evangelism." It is through "modern evangelism" I came to Christ. How so? By having a relationship with a Christian who took the time to know me, to not give me a two-minute spiel and then expect me to pray a prayer or make a decision. Particularly, "modern evangelism" is not really "modern" at all.

    An indepth study of the apostle Paul will show you that he was one of the greatest psychologists in history. He knew people, he knew how they thought, he knew what they're own self-erected obstacles to Christ were and how to overcome them. You don't do that be beating them over the head with sin and the law. You do it by knowing them, knowing who they are, and knowing where they're at.

    You're going to talk about sin and the law, certainly, but you're not going to use them as a bludgeon. That's what's wrong with Reisinger, and that's what's wrong with most of the so-called evangelists we see today. They think variations on the "You're a sinner and going to hell!" theme is going to get people to listen. They are too wrapped up in a "system" to let Christ work through them.
     
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    Or so into manipulating a response they never get around to the gospel.

    I came to Christ through mass evangelism, and support evangelism totally. But we can always learn to do it better!
     
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    The above proves that you don't know what you're talking about. Reisenger's treatment is biblically balanced and not your gross distortion.

    Walter Chantry's :"Today's Gospel:Authentic or Synthetic" is a handy companion volume. Reisenger's book came out in 1982 and Chantry's in 1970.

    Reisenger also released :"The Law and the Gospel" in 1982" which you need to read before blasting.
     
  5. Deacon

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    I found new life as I as walking to high school one day after visiting a Young Life meeting.

    I stopped beside a small stream and prayed.

    Young Life at that time sang 60's style songs, sometimes with a Christian twist with a gospel message to follow.

    God uses great and varied ways to call his children to him.

    Rob
     
  6. evangelist6589

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    Yes he is going through the five points and also has taught me that WOTM is not Calvinist based which fooled me with the strong emphasis on Lordship. Reisenger argues for the LAW and the conscience in the book, but unlike Comfort also argues strong for the Effectual calling to salvation by the spirit. I also have the book The Law and the Gospel.
     
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