A student of Greek will quickly explain that evangelism involves sharing good news, being an ambassador, etc etc. Evangelism is part of our kingdom role of being priests and kings.Malachi talks about one of the jobs of a priest: “True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity.But generally people feel a bit creeped out at being someone’s project.
Dating for agnostics
Most of us have experienced this: when you have an “us/them” perspective in your approach to someone, they will feel like a project to you – and the person will eventually sense they are a project in the evangelist’s eyes as well.
If you manage to convince the person that being a project is ideal, and a spiritual thing, then you might be able to bring them to the point of becoming your disciple where the project mentality can continue even past the point of their conversion.
7“For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.” (Malachi 2:6-7) Sharing the knowledge of God both with believers and nonbelievers is incredibly important and is our honored role in the Kingdom. Francis in saying, “Preach the gospel, and if necessary use words.” But the reality is that words will always be necessary.
We are to help people UNDERSTAND things about God, and share knowledge.
I started to understand that my job as an evangelist was not to plod on into that conversation like a bull in a China shop, but to respect it – and to learn to peer into how God has already been engaging with that person, and that person with God – and to enter appropriately into THAT conversation.