by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:
The vast majority of practicing Christian millennials believe that knowing Jesus is “the best thing that could happen to someone,” while nearly half believe evangelizing is wrong, a study conducted by the Barna Group reported.
The command of our apostle Paul, rightly divided and dispensationally correct, is that all born again Christian are to preach, teach and otherwise share the gospel of the grace of God with as many people as is humanly possible. It is a theme and a subject he touches on over, and over and over again. However, your average Laodicean end times church spends precious little time on the doctrines that Jesus and the Holy Spirit gave to Paul during those three and a half years of his “christian college” education in the Damascus wilderness.
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” 2 Timothy 4:1-5 (KJV)
But here at NTEB, we are not confused about the Bible’s crystal-clear command to preach the gospel while breath remains within us. We preach the gospel of the grace of God 24 hours a day everyday through this site, as well as preaching on the streets and in the jails. If you are waiting for the oft-promised ‘end times revival’, you might be waiting quite a long time. But guess what? You can have your very own personal revival that can begin right here and right now! Order yourself a box of our gospel tracts at the bottom of the article, and start evangelising the lost you come in contact with on a daily basis.
“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24 (KJV)
Only one life, ’twill soon be past. And only what’s done for Christ will last. Get busy, Christian, and be about the Father’s business. For the night is coming when no man can work.
EVANGELIZING IS WRONG, SAY NEARLY HALF OF CHRISTIAN MILLENNIALS
FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: In a study entitled “Reviving Evangelism” the Barna Group, a research center that tracks faith and spirituality in American life, reported that 94% of practicing American Christian agreed that “the best thing that could ever happen to someone is for them to know Jesus.”
On the other hand, the same study found that 47% of Christian millennials believe that evangelism is wrong.
ALMOST HALF OF MILLENNIALS (47%) AGREE AT LEAST SOMEWHAT THAT IT IS WRONG TO SHARE ONE’S PERSONAL BELIEFS WITH SOMEONE OF A DIFFERENT FAITH IN HOPES THAT THEY WILL ONE DAY SHARE THE SAME FAITH. THIS IS COMPARED TO A LITTLE OVER ONE-QUARTER OF GEN X (27%), AND ONE IN FIVE BOOMERS (19%) AND ELDERS (20%). (THOUGH GEN Z TEENS WERE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS STUDY, THEIR THOROUGHLY POST-CHRISTIAN POSTURE WILL LIKELY AMPLIFY THIS STANCE TOWARD EVANGELISM.) SOURCE