Does the sovereignty of God kill the need for evangelism? Looking at the relationship between the sovereignty of God and evangelism, this article shows both the negative and positive aspect of thinking about this relationship. It shows that God's sovereignty should offer hope for success in evangelism.
It is sometimes said that the doctrine of election eliminates the need for mission work. Is this true? John Calvin would rather say that the doctrine of election is the motivation for missions. The hope of mission work is found in the fact that God elects. This article demonstrates this truth from Calvin's life and mission work.
Does God's sovereign work of election nullify the need for evangelism? Looking at the relationship between election and evangelism, this article shows that God’s sovereign work of election should be the fuel for evangelism.
This article carefully works out the relationship between God's election unto salvation and the command for all men everywhere to repent and believe.
Is believing in predestination a hindrance to evangelism? Because he taught and believed in predestination, John Calvin has been accused of lack of enthusiasm for evangelism and mission work. To answer this accusation this article looks at Calvin's teaching on evangelism and mission work and how they relate to predestination
The author discusses what is called "decisional regeneration," which refers to the simple requirement of a decision as proof that one is saved. The author notes the way that this method of evangelism has been applied with gross abuse in counselling, altar calls, and in preaching. Ultimately this teaching is traced to a theology that places the responsibility for salvation on man.
Referring to the Pilgrim's Progress, the author argues for the virtue displayed by one of the characters, Valiant-for-Truth. This Christian characteristic is to be applied in the life of a believer, especially in the preaching of the gospel, as the believer witnesses to the salvation brought to the world by Christ. The characteristic also includes how a believer should handle confrontations with believers of a different theological persuasion.