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The NEW “EVANGELISM” : a message from A.W. Tozer

The new cross encourages a new and entirely different evangelistic approach. The evangelist does not demand abnegation of the old life before a new life can be received. He preaches not contrasts but similarities. He seeks to key into public interest by showing that Christianity makes no unpleasant demands; rather, it offers the same thing the world does, only on a higher level. Whatever the sin-mad world happens to be clamoring after at the moment is cleverly shown to be the very thing the gospel offers, only the religious product is better…

That evangelism which draws friendly parallels between the ways of God and the ways of men is false to the Bible and cruel to the souls of its hearers. The faith of Christ does not parallel the world, it intersects it. In coming to Christ we do not bring our old life up onto a higher plane; we leave it at the cross. The corn of wheat must fall into the ground and die.

We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, or the world of sports, or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum.

God offers life, but not an improved old life. The life He offers is life out of death. It stands always on the far side of the cross.

Whoever would possess it must pass under the rod. He must repudiate himself and concur in God’s just sentence against him.

What does this mean to the individual, the condemned man who would find life in Christ Jesus?… He must forsake his sins and then go on to forsake himself. Let him cover nothing, defend nothing, excuse nothing. Let him not seek to make terms with God, but let him bow his head before the stroke of God’s stern displeasure and acknowledge himself worthy to die… The cross that ended the earthly life of Jesus now puts an end to the sinner; and the power that raised Christ from the dead now raises him to a new life along with Christ.

To any who may object to this or count it merely a narrow and private view of truth, let me say God has set His hallmark of approval upon this message from Paul’s day to the present.

Whether stated in these exact words or not, this has been the content of all preaching that has brought life and power to the world through the centuries. The mystics, the reformers, the revivalists have put their emphasis here, and signs and wonders and mighty operations of the Holy Ghost gave witness to God’s approval.

Dare we, the heirs of such a legacy of power, tamper with the truth? Dare we with our stubby pencils erase the lines of the blueprint or alter the pattern shown us in the Mount? May God forbid. Let us preach the old cross and we will know the old power.

Our God Reigns

Our only security is Yeshua–Jesus, God’s anointed one. He is all about real salvation—from bondage, enslavement to the great dictator, the accuser, way beyond just ‘getting to heaven when you die’.

God says : Abandon all religion, all religious games and charades. All false gods/securities will fail.

Don’t count on the high ones who dispense religion.

Continue in humble, unknown, unpublicised, unsung, non-marketed, tiny groups—we are heard on high. We are precious in his sight. we are known. From little things big things grow.

We are his children.

We are still the people of God!

Do not be fazed at the extent of the subversion of the truth by Christendom. With formality, legalism, coldness, smugness, arrogance, the lord-it-over-them leaders, Big Worship, the hoo-ha, the microphone and PA dependant minders, the masses flocking to be entertained while the world is dying .

The unheard of ones, can celebrate His ways— the LORD used ruthless Cyrus to further the salvation of his people Israel and their mission to a sea of lost humanity. Now he uses ‘unchurched’ people in their hundreds of thousands to show loving-kindness and concern and rescue from the humblest blokes who drove thousands of klms to helped flooded people and to a ‘unbelieving’ PM who wept openly.

For He will share his glory with no one. He alone is LORD. The only One worth our allegiance, our devotion, our trust.

“Our God reigns!”