There was an article on Jerusalem Post edition february 16, 2019 whose title was “Evangelizing is wrong, say nearly half of Christian millennials”.
The article wrote, a study conducted by the Barna Group showed that 47% of Christian millennials believe that it is wrong to share one's personal beliefs "in hopes they will share the same faith."
By ZACK EVANS
Here, I would like to write some comment towards the news.
The practice of Evangelism itself is actually rooted from the Bible, as we can see in Matthew 28 : 19-20 (New International Version (NIV))
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
And it is the word above (Matthew 28: 19 – 20) said by Jesus which is popularly defined or known as “The Great Commission of Jesus Christ”. So, the command asked by Jesus to do as stated in Matthew 28 : 19 – 20 is part of the core of the Christianity Teaching, and it is itself the root of the practice of Evangelism. So, Evangelism is actually part of the core of Christianity Teaching. So, saying that Evangelizing is wrong, is against the Christianity Teaching. And this has something to do with what Jesus says about Himself as written in John 14:6 (New International Version (NIV)) which sounds :
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Another reason which explains why Evangelism is an important part of Christianity teaching is, because of God’s kindness and God’s love which is so big and deep that He is waiting patiently for as many people as possible who and who will get repentant because of their sins and turn back to God by accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and leave their sinful lives behind to start living holly. And this is supported by the articles from the Bible below,
2 Peter 3:9 New International Version (NIV)
9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:14-15 New International Version (NIV)
14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. 15 Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him.
So, Evangelism is and will always be done as The Great Commission of Jesus Christ, as part of the Christianity Teaching until Jesus Christ’s second coming, and there is nothing wrong with it.
As the closure of this short essay, I remember during his 2016 Presidential campaign, in front of a great number of evangelists, in his speech, that if he got elected, Donald Trump promised to give all the freedom the evangelists need, to spread the gospel all across US. Such a devoted and dedicated Christian President !!!
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