This article discusses Neo-Pentecostalism. It considers its history, traced all the way back to the second century and the appearance of Gnosticism and Montanism, yet becoming more official on account of John Wesley. The author explains its teachings and where they deviate from the full gospel revealed in Scripture.
What is a sect? This article offers a definition, and explains that the word also appears in Scripture with reference to all religious groups that follow a master other than Christ. It suggests that the main traits of a sect are religious individualism, anti-church religiosity, religious subjectivism, and fellowship for reaching a higher level.
Why bother with mission and evangelism if God is sovereign and will thus fulfill his purpose anyway? Isn't evangelism made much more attraction in the Arminian framework, where Christ is said to have died for all mankind? This article shows this to be erroneous thinking, for the doctrine of election is not a hindrance in evangelism when properly understood.
This article addresses the title's question by first examining its presuppositions, and indicating that being afraid is not an inherent trait of being Reformed, and that the Reformed are not second to sectarians in Bible knowledge, as the latter do not have real Bible knowledge. Yet the author does identify that often, we as Reformed churches lack an integrated system of training in the truth, which manifests itself in the level of knowledge among professing members, impacting evangelism.
This article explains that the extent to which instructing newcomers in the faith depends on their prior exposure to Christianity. In general, the message in evangelism done by the established church is going to assume more than the message on the mission field. Yet discipleship and training in the faith is still called for, and at much depth.
Is evangelism "sowing" or "harvesting"? This article explains that this can be a false dilemma, that the two ought not to be separated. The Bible gives both tasks to the church, as illustrated from John 4, which shows how the sower and reaper are joined together and rejoice together. And so we are urged to fulfill our evangelistic task well.
This article looks to cut through the dilemma in the title, showing that a faithful church should do both at the same time. It lays a stress on church discipline, by which it will "repel" some of its own members. And it urges the church never to be "repulsive" to outsiders.
This article looks at a couple of example in order to cut through the dilemma sounded in the title. It shows that a church's practice of evangelism ought not to wait until its theory is perfected, because that may never happen.