The Debate. [See also pp. , “Meeting Prejudice and Opposition.”] God Is Seldom Glorified—In some cases, it may be necessary to meet a proud boaster. in the larger free Online Books collection on the Ellen G. White. Estate Web site. Evangelism, the very heart of Christianity, is the theme of pri- mary importance . Some Key Thoughts from Ellen White on City Evangelism. The Urgent Need of Sharing the Gospel Message. When I think of the cities in which so little has been .
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And the apostles were commanded to preach everywhere that men should repent. The churches, represented by Babylon, are represented as having fallen from their spiritual state to become a persecuting evangelims against those who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. The uplifted Saviour is to appear in His efficacious work as the Lamb slain, sitting upon the throne, to dispense the priceless covenant blessings, the benefits He died to purchase for every soul who should believe on Him.
If evangelim agree on fundamental truths, they should not differ and dispute about matters of little real importance.
The Lord desires His people to move into the country, where they can settle on the land, and raise their own fruit and vegetables, and where their children can be brought in direct contact with the works of God in nature.
The words spoken should be of authority, that the Holy Spirit can impress them on minds. Spirit and Manner of Presenting the Message. Through the work of a few of this class of persons, the whole body of Sabbathkeepers will be designated as bigoted, Pharisaical, and fanatical. The Lord is calling upon the men and women who have the light of truth for this time to engage in genuine, personal missionary work.
It is too late, too late, to establish large business firms in the cities–too late to call young men and women from the country to the city. They want a plain and clear explanation of the steps requisite in conversion, and there should not a sermon be given unless a portion of that discourse is to especially make plain the way that sinners may come to Christ and be saved.
With perseverance in this work, increasing aptitude for it will come, and many will see fruit evaneglism their labors in the salvation of souls. Let us gather together that which our own experience has revealed to us of the preciousness of Christ, and present it to others as a precious gem that sparkles and shines. The truth is so different in character and work from the errors preached from popular pulpits that when it is brought before the people for the first time, it almost overwhelms them.
Preach Realties of the Message. Not one careless or unnecessary word escapes his lips. While some minds are quick to catch an idea, others are slow to comprehend new and startling truths which involve great changes and present a cross at every step.
As they unite their labors with those of the older workers, using their youthful energies to the very best account, evanngelism will have the companionship of heavenly angels; and as workers ebw with God, it is their privilege to sing and pray and believe, and work with courage and freedom.
Dwell on the necessity of practical godliness. It must be attended with divine power, or it will accomplish nothing. Unless ministers are guarded, they will hide the truth under human ornamentation. In every age the Lord has had evangeism special message for the people of that time; so we have a message for the people in this age.
If they, like David, are brought into a position where God’s cause really calls for them to meet a defier of Israel, and if they go forth in the strength evangellism God, relying wholly upon Him, He will carry them through, and cause His truth to ewg gloriously.
Let the mind dwell upon the great work of redemption, the soon coming of Christ, and the commandments of God; and it will be found that there is enough food for thought in these subjects to take up the entire attention. Opposers Must Sometimes Be Met —There are occasions where their glaring misrepresentations will have to be met. As He passed through villages, He came in personal contact with fgw people in their homes, teaching, and ministering to their necessities.
Keeping close to his Master, he receives words from Him to speak to the people. Such should consider that they are not giving to evwngelism people the word of the Lord.
Evangelism — Ellen G. White Writings
Put Christ into every sermon. There are many of our ministers who err in this respect. God Will Give Fit Words. Let companies be organized to search for souls.
Present the Truth Tenderly. The Lord has many thousands who have never bowed the knee to Baal. Flowery speeches, pleasing tales, or inappropriate anecdotes do not convict the sinner. He has large representations of the beasts spoken of in these books. They make a world of an atom and an atom of a world.
The work of the truth, because of these workers, will be thought to be unworthy of notice. Prophecies Already Made Plain. Faith in Christ means everything to the sincere believer. Treat of calamities as disguised blessings, of woes as mercies. It is the third angel’s message, which is to be proclaimed with a loud voice, and attended with the outpouring of His Spirit in a large measure.
Charts Should Be Used.