Reformed Evangelism

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April 23, 2020 by directorfsm

As I noted yesterday in the post What is a Reformed Baptist? one of the greatest misconceptions about anyone in adhering to tenets of Reformed or Covenant Theology is that they do not care about evangelism. It stems from the aversion to the term Unconditional Election but holds no foundation in biblical or historical truth. 

Reformed Spirit: On Evangelism - David Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The following comes from A Puritans Mind, please note that while they chose the word Witnessing (sharing personal testimony) they really mean Evangelizing (Declaring the Good News (salvation) through Christ Alone).

Witnessing

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear,” (1 Peter 3:15).

For Christians with a solid biblical worldview, it is extremely important to them to know how to share their faith, and be ready to give an answer for the truth which lies in both their heart and mind. As a help to this, we ask the question, “How did the Puritans witness to a lost and dying world? How should we learn from their biblical models?” The Puritans were masters at declaring and publishing the Gospel as preachers, and as Christians. We can learn much from their practice.

Online Books and Articles on Witnessing and Evangelism here at A Puritan’s Mind: Note the ones with an * I have read and can recommend

Joseph Alleine’s, A Sure Guide to Heaven PDF.
*Thomas Brook’s, Young Men Exhorted to Come to Christ PDF.
*Thomas Boston’s, The Art of Man Fishing PDF
Ichabod Spencer’s, Pastor’s Sketches (Dealing with Anxious Souls) PDF
*Calvin’s Evangelism by Joel Beeke PDF


Other resources:

Telling People the Truth in Love: A Reformed Approach to Evangelism

Spurgeon’s Three R’s: A Useful Method for Evangelism

What Is Evangelism?

Calvinism and Evangelism

AJ-DeVisser-on-Evangelism

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