Evangelism is the proclamation of the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8; 8:4; 20:24; Romans 10:9-17) with the aim of persuading people to repent and believe in Christ. (Acts 16:31; 2 Corinthians 5:11).
- Evangelism always means proclamation, and it always involves communicating the message of the gospel using language the lost can understand.
- Evangelism always entails a proclamation of the gospel. In order to be biblical evangelism, the full message of the holiness and love of God, the sinfulness of every human being, the atoning sacrifice and victorious resurrection of Jesus for our sins, and the necessity of repentance and faith, must be presented.
- Evangelism is a proclamation of the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. We present the gospel message, but only the Holy Spirit can turn a person’s heart and mind toward Christ.
- Evangelism has the aim of persuading people to repent and believe in Christ. Evangelism is more than a mere presentation of the gospel; its intent is to persuade. Evangelism necessarily includes a call for the hearer to repent of sin and believe in Christ.