We've got to recognize that the message of salvation must not be addressed only to "the world," but to members of America's evangelical churches also. The greatest mission field for evangelism today, and in the days ahead, is among church members (Paris Reidhead, Getting Evangelicals Saved, Bethany House, 1989, p. 47). Dr. Monroe Parker said, "If we could get half the church members saved, we would see a great revival" (Dr. Monroe Parker, Through Sunshine and Shadows, Sword of the Lord, 1987, p. 61).If the figures given by Dr. Lakin, Dr. Tozer, and Dr. Criswell are anywhere near being correct, it means that probably two-thirds of the people you speak to next Sunday morning are unconverted!
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
I find it so difficult to witness to those who call themselves Christian, but do not have a personal relationship with Christ. It's that eighteen inches thing...it needs to go from their head to their heart...only eighteen inches to go!To me, unSaved church members are more stubborn than those who live blatantly and apathetically in their sin, against God for all the world to see.I asked this in another thread, but how can I go about witnessing to those who claim to be Christian, but are not?
I asked this in another thread, but how can I go about witnessing to those who claim to be Christian, but are not?