Subjects — E
Evangelism is selling a dream.
There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride, they have yielded to the perennial temptation.
The world has more winnable people than ever before, but it is possible to come out of a ripe field empty-handed.
To call a man evangelical who is not evangelistic is an utter contradiction.
Evangelism is the spontaneous overflow of a glad and free heart in Jesus Christ.
Evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.
Our business is to present the Christian faith clothed in modern terms, not to propagate modern thought clothed in Christian terms. Confusion here is fatal.
Being an extrovert isn’t essential to evangelism — obedience and love are.
Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner.
On televangelist Jim Bakker
In full view of his television audience, he preached a new religion — or a new form of Christianity — based on faith in financial miracles and in a Heaven here on earth with a water slide and luxury hotels. It was a religion of celebrity and showmanship and fun, which made a mockery of all puritanical standards and all canons of good taste. Its standard was excess, and its doctrines were tolerance and freedom from accountability.
— New Yorker, Apr. 23, 1990