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Your evangelism method will depend on how you describe a few things - good news, the lost, the Christian, evangelism success. If wrongly identified evangelism methods will be created that exclude most of what Jesus did.

If good news is defined as the news that is most likely to be liked by non-Christians - most of the bible will be excluded. Messages will focus on God's love though Jesus never told the crowds about God's love for them. John 3:16 will be quoted but never John 3:18, 19, 20, or 36.

If the lost are characterized as poor lost sheep who need to be loved (helpless victims), or free floating spirits waiting for someone to push them in a direction - Messages about hell will be excluded, though Jesus preached more about hell, condemnation, and fearing God, than He did about love or heaven. God doesn't send helpless victims to hell. Most of the words that Jesus said must be avoided in order to not "Push people away".

If gaining church attendants is considered successful evangelism, ideas (i.e food, fun, and fellowship; concerts and comedy) that we find no where in scripture will be employed.

If anyone who says "I believe in Jesus" is considered eternally saved, - people will be asked to repeat these words, though no one in the bible ever did so. Additionally, scripture that says otherwise will need to be ignored (Matt. 7.21; Matt. 25.11; Luke 6.46; Luke 13.25).

If evangelism is defined as converting people, most throughout the bible (including Jesus) will be failures. If the responses of the lost become the focus rather than our responsibility to communicate the truth, ways to compromise will be sought (i.e if we can't make them like God, we'll become what they like).

If being liked becomes the desire rather than communicating the truth, you won't be anything like the Jesus the lost rejects (Matt. 10.24).

Do lustful people (looking at nudity, bikinis, or immodestly dressed; or any looking with desire) go to hell?

Matt. 5. 27 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.

Is obedience "works Salvation"? Explain.


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