Is There Biblical Warrant for Evangelism. Which includes a strong essay, in chapter five, by George Hunsberger. Hunsberger, states “It is essential to the gospel that the gift of the reign of God and God’s welcome to it not be withheld from but be genuinely offered to the world” (page 72). He focuses on how we must approach the commissioning words of Jesus in a new way, which questions how we see them as a motivation for evangelism: 1) Evangelism cannot only be focused to conformity by a sense of duty, however, it should be a unprompted expression, produced by the Spirit and born of the overflowing of what comes from knowing the good news. The Great Commission does not end with evangelism, subsequently, it begins …show more content…
2) The Great Commission enables us to approach biblical foundations from more than a motivational viewpoint and in full view of our beliefs. “It allows us to explore what warrant exists for the fact that, in the church, evangelism continues to “happen,” that somehow the Holy Spirit is the instigator, and that evangelism takes place as the overflow of the gospel among people captivated by the joy of the good news” (page 66). Additionally, Hunsberger explores themes to consider a new way of evangelism. First, the reign of God should be inferred as a gift “to receive.” In essence, we possess the inheritance of God. Also, “to enter” where we are met in the inhabited place that God welcomes and invites us in His presence. Second, we become converted by those to whom we give the gospel. Third, the gospel reveals the meaning of life and urges action from those of us grounded in an evangelistic commitment to living our lives with faith, love, and hope of the gospel.
Part Three. Evangelism and the Character of Christian Theology. In chapter ten, Stephen K. Pickard, asserts there are “dimensions of full and free speech relevant to evangelism and theology in the church” (page 157). So, under the constraint of God’s own simplicity, how we communicate the gospel, and