Are you waiting for God to open doors for you, so that you can share the Gospel?

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Cornelius Van Til street preaching (timeline)

Recently a Christian told me that he was waiting for the Lord to “open a door for me to share the Gospel with someone.” Needless to say I advised him that the Lord already opened that door, it is called the outdoors (aka the open air).

Out of curiosity I then began searching thru his home churches web site. On their link for “evangelism,” they suggest reading three postmodern books to learn how to evangelize (yikes). One of those authors is seeker-sensitive Bill Hybels. Brethren we must refrain from relying on postmodern books and DVDs, and we must rely on His Book (the Gospel) and His Holy Spirit.

The following quote consists of two Bible scholars that I appreciate very much. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones said of George Whitefield, “They must not wait for souls to come to them. They must go after souls, and compel them to come in. He [Whitefield] did not sit tamely by his fireside…. He dived into holes and corners after sinners. He hunted out people, and their sin, that he might present Christ to them.”

As I’ve said before, my ‘mentors of evangelism’ are the prophets of the Old Testament, Christ and His Apostles of the New Testament. As well as other men that have proceeded us in death like George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, John Wesley,

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