Evangelism Essay

1437 WordsDec 3, 20126 Pages
EVAN 101-B23 LUO Methods of Evangelism Paper Part ONE - Evangelistic Method #1 The Four Spiritual Laws is an intellectual method of evangelism, which, as it’s title suggests, identifies four spiritual laws that direct an individual’s relationship with God. It was created by Dr. Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, in 1952. The four laws, as sited on CampusCrusade.com, are: (1) God loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your life. (2) Man is sinful and separated from God. Therefore, he cannot know and experience God’s love and plan for his life. (3) Jesus Christ is God’s only provision for man’s sin. Through Him you can know and experience God’s love and plan for your life. (4) We must individually receive Jesus…show more content…
Further, this approach has disadvantages in that it omits the individual who is not in dire need. Example, a rich, young entrepreneur who loves life and has minimal lack, may never come in contact with the service-based actions. This is critical in light of 2 Peter 3:9, which seems to communicate that God is desirous for all humanity to come to Christ – not merely those who are experiencing emotional, financial, educational and physical lack. Part THREE – Evangelistic Method #3 The Way of the Master is a “confrontational” method of evangelism made popular by Evangelists Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron of Living Waters. The approach uses the “good person test” and asks “are you a good person?” That question is followed up with a series of questions like, “Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen anything?” The questions correlate to the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-16). After going over the examination using two or three questions according to the Ten Commandments, the person being confronted is reminded of their responses (and the subsequent label that comes with it) and asked whether or not God will find them guilty on the Day of Judgment and whether they would go to Heaven or Hell. Most often, a brief presentation the Gospel message follows with a sincere encouragement to repent and trust the Savior. An advantage to using this message is that it first uses the Law of God (Ten Commandments) to convince one of the needs
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