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…
Part TWO – Evangelistic Method #2
Servant Evangelism is a relational method of evangelism that is deliberate in its efforts to personally meet the needs of the non-Christian, in order to share the Gospel (Evangelism is…p 300). For example, providing daycare services, counsel, tutoring, free bottled water giveaways, etc., are all effective ways to show the love of God through servitude.
There are a number of advantages to this approach. For starters, the varying acts of kindness can aid one in bypassing the mental defenses and win the heart before confronting the mind to present the Gospel (ServantEvangelism.com). Additionally, it requires one to have a humble attitude, which would foster openness towards the notion of God. Yet another advantage is that good works help others recognize God, as found in Matthew 5:16 (KJV) which reads, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
While there are advantages, there are also disadvantages to this approach. One would be the