Although evangelism plans vary, the truth of the message must not. While false teachers flourish, it’s important to know and guard the main doctrinal points of the Bible (1 Tim. 4:1-3, 16). Any tampering with the Bible’s message will be under God’s scrutiny and judgment (Dt. 4:2; Rev. 22:18-19).
How Many Roads to Salvation?
One hiccup that many people have with Christianity is the “narrow viewpoint” that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. Matthew 7:13-14 not only agrees with this narrow viewpoint, but admonishes us to go there: “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”
Many believe that a loving God won’t turn anyone away who has done his/her lion share of good deeds and/or has achieved much in life. This is a dangerous assumption. A great resource that addresses what’s wrong with this popular theory is Andy Stanley’s book, How Good is Good Enough?
Jesus, the Only Way
Gregory Koukle addresses critics who embrace religious pluralism in his booklet, Jesus the Only Way: “. . . . When a hundred [Bible] passages argue the same point [Jesus the only way] from a variety of angles it cannot be mistaken, only ignored.”
Everyone follows something or someone. When one receives eternal life through Christ, it’s important that he/she realizes that he/she isn’t just saved unto salvation, but also is receiving a new leader—Jesus Christ— to follow.
Billy Graham Crusades Evangelism plan
Billy Graham Crusades “Steps to Peace with God” emphasizes four simple steps:
- God’s Plan–> Peace and Life (Rom. 5:1; John 3:16; 10:10)
- Humanity’s Problem–> Separation (Rom. 3:23; 6:23; Isa. 59:2)
- God’s Remedy–> The Cross (1 Tim. 2:5; 1 Peter 3:18; Rom. 5:8)
- Human Response–> Receive Christ (John 1:12; 5:24; Rom. 10:9)
Billy Graham Crusades also offers free tracts and hosts online evangelistic resources:
- A downloadable worksheet to help share “Your Faith Story”
- A customizable downloadable tract
- Examples of how the Grahams have shared their faith story
- How God uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways
- Short videos with different styles that share the Good News
You can check out their resources here:
Next week, I’ll wrap this series up with some other evangelism plans to check out.
Any thoughts, questions, comments?
My week has flown by with my boys’ baseball games and daughter’s play. It’s been a crazy-busy, but fun week. While driving my kids around, the thought occurred: I’m grateful that most drivers heed the law to drive on the right side of the road, the correct/one way to drive on a U.S. highway. Similarly, I’m grateful God made a way—even though it’s the only way—to receive forgiveness and eternal life through His son, Jesus.
May your week be fun, full and sane!