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Does The Christian Church Need To Be Evangelized?

Mike Gendron from Proclaiming The Gospel

“The visible Christian church is no longer a sanctuary for the people of God. Instead, it has become a huge mission field that needs to be evangelized. Churches are now filled with professing Christians who say they have faith but have never been born of God. This should not surprise us because of the parable Jesus gave describing the last days in Matthew 13:25-43. He spoke of a landowner who sowed good seed [sons of the kingdom] in his field, but while his men were sleeping, the enemy came and sowed tares [sons of the devil]. Jesus said the landowner is the Son of Man and the enemy is the devil.

Today we have many tares in our churches because church leaders are not protecting the fields. Many have been growing their churches man’s way instead of God’s way. This self-serving strategy has produced some tragic consequences – the most serious of which is the false hope it gives to the unconverted tares. Some of the tares are victims of unbiblical methods of evangelism; others are victims of counterfeit gospels. These victims cannot tell you the essential elements of the Gospel or what God requires for entrance into heaven. Some know their eternal sin debt must be forgiven, but very few know they also need the righteousness of Jesus and to be born again of the Spirit.”


From Proclaiming The Gospel

 
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 Does The Christian Church Need to Be Evangelized?

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Who Is Adding To Your Church?

In my husband’s Sunday School class today we were studying the Book of Acts and the New Testament Church.   A point we discussed was:

Who adds people to the Church?

  • God

  • Satan

  • Man

God

Acts 2:47 And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. NIV

Satan

Matt 13:24-30
24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. KJV

Man

A Preacher once met a Drunkard stumbling down the road. The Drunkard yelled “Hello, Preacher! I’m one of your converts.” The Preacher sadly looked at the man and said “You very well may be one of my converts, but you’re not one of God’s.”

How many times have you heard someone say they had gotten a person saved?

Who is adding to your church?



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