I actually read this book several years ago, but these were thoughts I wrote then for a class. True Evangelism: Winning Souls Through Prayer by LS Chafer, original copyright 1919, but still in print. I read this addition.
The book True Evangelism by LS Chafer is a critique of the techniques of persuasion and coercion that can be used (by some) in the presentation of the gospel. While written nearly a century ago, the concerns shared in True Evangelism remain relevant. Chafer presents a solid case that the true means of bringing people to genuine faith in Christ is through prayer and the work of the Holy Spirit. This does not mean we never verbally share the gospel – of course, we do – but what are we relying on? Our ability to persuade, or prayer and the Holy Spirit?
Page 58 made a key point when it compares…
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