Stuff About Evangelism You Probably Hadn't Considered, But Really Should.
This is why I evangelize:
I rescue people from the eternal flame. I cast them the life line of the gospel so they may escape the eternal Justice of God, and receive the gift of God's grace and love. Yeah, that’s intense right?
You may say, “Wow, that is scary. I've only been told of a God of love, not such anger and torture. My God is not like that!” I have heard that over and over again. God's Righteousness, holiness, jealousy, anger, is just as much a part of Him as His love, mercy, and compassion. Scripture says that many Christs have been preached, but the Apostle Paul says forever be cursed be the ones who preach another gospel or another Jesus. Make sure you believe in the true Christ, and the Creator of All. Jesus said we should have a healthy fear of God, even if you might say, “I haven't been told to fear God!” God's great and true love is displayed this way; while you were still sinners, Christ died for you.
Let me explain it this way: God's wrath was poured out upon Jesus during His trials, beatings, scourging, and crucifixion. The punishment for your lust, lying, gossiping, divisions, lack of forgiveness for a brother, was laid on Jesus’ back. His beatings were so bad that you could see His bones. He was not recognizable when they were done with him. How could sin be that bad? You may think you are a good person and Jesus didn't have to do that for you?
Is a good person a liar? Have you lied?
Is a good person a thief? Have you downloaded movies or music without paying for them?
Is a good person disobedient? Have you obeyed and honored your parents and those in authority over you?
Still think you are a good person? I hope not. The Bible says there are no good people, all have gone astray and become UNPROFITABLE. Does this describe you, or does the world satisfy you? Be careful! The Bible warns that friendship with the world is at enmity with God. Those who love the world and sin are enemies of God. God commands us to love them. The best way to do that is to warn them that they are in danger of the hellfire of God's judgement, and God has provided a way of escape.
The Bible says in the first chapter of the Gospel according to John, mankind is not born from above by family nor church associations, not by the will of men but by the will of God. Ephesians 2:8-9 says that salvation is a gift of God by faith, also given by God. Look to God for salvation by faith. Consider two things:
1) Trust in the sin sacrifice of Jesus as a skydiver trusts his parachute as he jumps from an aircraft 13,000 feet in the air. It is a small step, not a huge leap to fall from a plane. The skydiver knows his parachute will.save him from the law of gravity, and the sinner knows Jesus will lovingly save him from the law of the ten commandments.
2) Repent. The Greek word is where we get the word metamorphosis, or how a caterpillar changes into a butterfly. Repent means to change your mind about sin. Instead of loving sin, change your mind and hate sin. Sin is not good for you. If you humble yourself and look to God as a beggar asks for bread, God will hear you if your heart is broken and humble before Him. Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God so that in due time He will lift you up.
Jesus was speaking to all Christians when He said,
“All authority in heaven and Earth have been given to Me, therefore GO into all the Earth and make disciples (not converts), baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.” Matthew 28:19-20