Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Eager evangelism

“Of course an eager evangelist might argue that getting a person down the aisle to make a public profession is always in the 'best interest' of the professing person, but the millions of inactive religious converts suggest that some of those lured down the aisle hated themselves and the evangelists the next morning. Seduction was the way of the serpent, not the way of Christ. The use of conversion statistics for personal promotion implies a scalp-gathering mentality that is for the advantage of the persuader.” -- Raymond Bailey in Handbook of Contemporary Preaching, Michael Duduit, editor

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