When it comes to evangelism, there is much debate as to how we as Christians should go about it. Some say get a soap box and let it rip, others say that we should just let evangelism happen naturally as we live our lives.
But in my preaching class something was brought up that made me think. It is what Paul said in Second Corinthians:
“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20)
The key phrase of focus is, “we beg you.”
Do I beg people to be reconciled to God? Am I too proud to beg?
Spurgeon said this:
“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them parish with our arms about their knees. Let no one go there unwarned and unprayed for.”
I am much too passive in my evangelism. May the Lord grant me the grace to beg, to plead with the lost to be saved from the wrath that is to come.
This book was suggested by my exposition professor, and I thought I would post it here.
It is called “Words to Winners of Souls” by Horatius Bonar
Download it in pdf format here: Words to Winners of Souls by Horatius Bonar