The Debate. [See also pp. , “Meeting Prejudice and Opposition.”] God Is Seldom Glorified—In some cases, it may be necessary to meet a proud boaster. in the larger free Online Books collection on the Ellen G. White. Estate Web site. Evangelism, the very heart of Christianity, is the theme of pri- mary importance . Some Key Thoughts from Ellen White on City Evangelism. The Urgent Need of Sharing the Gospel Message. When I think of the cities in which so little has been .
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The Lord has a message for our cities, and this message we are to proclaim in our camp meetings and by other public efforts and also through our publications. Presenting Truth in Fierce Way. This is the work of every true, devoted servant of the living God.
Do not at the outset press before the people the most objectionable features of our faith, lest you close their ears to which these things come as a new revelation. If it cannot be well avoided, enter the conflict, but enter upon it with firm trust in God, and eevangelism the spirit of humility, in the spirit of Jesus, who has bidden you learn of Him who is meek and lowly in heart. The feelings and sympathies of the people were stirred, but their consciences were not evangelksm, their hearts were not broken and humbled before God.
But we are to make our work as simple and inexpensive as possible. This has not glorified the Lord. To dwell on perplexing questions, that after all are of no vital consequence, tends to call the mind away from truths vital to the saving of the soul. Such should consider that they are not giving to the people the word of the Lord.
God is seldom glorified or the truth advanced in these combats. By them men are evangelksm pricked to the heart; they are not led to inquire, What must I do to be saved? Apply Truth to Heart. All power is given into His hands, that He may dispense rich gifts unto men, imparting the priceless gift of His own righteousness to the helpless human agent.
Before our eyes is fulfilling the Saviour’s prophecy of the events to precede His coming: This is a matter worthy of our best efforts. His strength will help your weakness; He’ll lead you step by step. These charts are object lessons to the people. Let not unsuitable illustrations or anecdotes be introduced into the discourse. The wickedness in many cities is increasing.
The more publicity is given to the suggestions of Satan, the better pleased is his Satanic majesty. It is too late, too late, to dvangelism large business firms in the cities–too late to call young men and women from the country to the city.
Ellen G. White Estate: City Evangelism
But whatever phase of the subject is presented, uplift Jesus as the center of all hope, “the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright and morning Star.
Restraining Without Obscuring Truth. Let them be careful lest by attempting during their discourse to cause laughter, they dishonor God. People who love to see opponents combat, may clamor for discussion.
The Captain of our salvation is interceding for His people, not as a petitioner to move the Father to compassion, but as a conqueror, who claims the trophies of His victory. It is to be regretted that many do not realize that the manner in which Bible truth evamgelism presented has much to do with the impressions made upon minds, and with the Christian character afterward developed by those who receive the truth. Those who egww the last message of mercy should bear in mind that Christ is to be exalted as the sinner’s refuge.
There are great blessings in store for those who fully surrender to the call of God.
Evangelism — Ellen G. White Writings
To those who hear, the gospel evangeljsm made the power of God unto salvation. Christ is pleading for the church in the heavenly courts above, pleading for those for whom He paid the redemption price of His own lifeblood.
It must be attended with divine power, or it will accomplish nothing. In your opinions and faith there must not be the least appearance of waverings: This represents those who bring in as truth that which is not truth, even their own suppositions and fabrications. Instead of imitating Christ in His manner of labor, many are severe, critical, and dictatorial.