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Old 12-19-2016, 01:57 PM
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Re: Evangelism in a Post Modern world

Awesome post ND! You did a terrific job of summing up it all up!
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:00 PM
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Re: Evangelism in a Post Modern world

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Post-modernism is really the result of secular, often higher, education and related industries.

The person fully immersed into a post-modern worldview isn't going to come out of that slant without persistent prayer and intercession, with fasting.

However, with that being said, the people who can most easily be reached with the gospel are typically the people no one in the church wants: the addicted, the criminal, the drunkard, the bully, the whore, the gambler, and etc.

These are broken people who usually know they are broken, and have no hope in life of seeing a brighter day. Bringing Jesus to these people, since nothing else in life has ever worked for them, makes all the difference.

The question then is, who are we targeting in our evangelistic strategies?



I know a lady who was instantaneously delivered from severe alcoholism the moment she received the Holy Spirit. I know former gangsters and fornicators and homosexuals and mentally ill and others at the end of their rope folks who were grabbed up by the Lord and brought into His Kingdom, and now, serve Him with their whole heart, joyfully, because they remember from whence they came.

He or she that is forgiven of much loves much.

The post-modernist has a really hard time believing that they have need of divine forgiveness from God. Consequentially, they don't overly love much of anything, except their own worldly lusts and pursuits.

Though the Lord died for all, He was specifically anointed by the Holy Spirit to preach the Gospel to a select group of people: the poor, the broken-hearted, the blind, the imprisoned, and etc.

Revival will always be found there, if going there to see it happen wasn't such a "hardship" for the saints.
So true. The people who are most willing to receive the gospel are the ones who need the most help as babes in Christ, and for others to be willing to take the gospel to where they are, does sum up too much work for most Christians to be willing to do.

If Jesus were to walk among us in flesh and blood today, I wonder what tables he would upset, and what terror and horror He would cause in the hearts of most Christians, upsetting traditions, and styles and comfortable places.

You have given me much to ponder.
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Re: Evangelism in a Post Modern world

I think in order to have revival and growth we need unity... If we have divided views and all go to the same church we cant grow.. A house divided cannot stand.. So many people not grabbing a hold of everthing as a whole. I feel a lot of people in the church today pick and choose 1 god but no holiness.... over here-----> Holiness but all that outreach is too much...

SO you have all these diff types of individuals.. but I feel like if we all had the same burden for souls and made time in our lives to make outreach and prayer and the word mandatory and not optional then we would have more revival... if we all had a made up mind and burden for this gospel just as those in the early church we would have more growth we need more unity... more discipline flesh is truly an issue ... when we all can get our flesh under submission we can walk into purpose... But we as a whole and people have to start there first. So many people are struggling with basic Christianity.. which includes coming to church to pray before a service or let alone making it to church on time or ... even coming to church.... prayer outside of church reading outside of church fasting outside and inside of church. Not coming to church to pray and get in the spirit but coming to church already in the spirit .. theres sooooo much that needs to be mentioned here... and I can go on and on but you see my point lol... love you all with the love of the Lord were gonna make it!
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Re: Evangelism in a Post Modern world

The early church was filled with conflict and disunity and God still moved mightily.

We can't all be right...Somebody is going to be wrong and if I decide to agree with someone who is wrong on the basis of "unity" then that means we are BOTH wrong. It's great to be in unity in Truth with fellow believers...It's even better to be in unity with the Word of God.

You want revival? Stop treating holiness like the only thing you have to do is dress and look a certain way and avoid certain places and technologies.

Start doing things that the world cant copy or replace.

Have a rebirth of the knowledge of the authority over sickness,disease and demons that is the birthright of every believer and not just those with a pulpit ministry.

Start believing and obeying and not just proclaiming and obey it ALL....Not just the man made doctrines that we exault over the word of God.

Stop giving the God who never sleeps or slumbers office hours.

Be ready to minister at any moment and any location to freely give what you have freely received....And by minister I do NOT mean inviting someone to church or saying ,"We will pray for you." Pray right then...Let them see that God doesn't have to wait for a specific time and a specific mood at a specific location and pray with Authority.

You have power over sickness and disease...Use it.

Stop taking the name of the Lord in vain...And I'm not talking about saying "Oh My God" I'm talking about taking His precious name upon yourself and making that power of no effect with your unbelief and your unwillingness to use it.

I don't want to hear about how,"We have the name" I'f you aren't using it.

Start seeing every illness as the enemy and understanding that you are there to set people free from that enemy.

If you will exercise that authority outside the church people will have no problem following you into the church.
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