THE PHILOSOPHY OF CONTEMPORARY EVANGELISM by Steve Finnell
The modern evangelist's philosophy is rooted in the saying "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."
The apostle Peter preach the first gospel sermon on the Day of Pentecost 33A.D.. Did the three thousand converts shut up their ears until they knew how much Peter cared?
Peter preached Jesus as a miracle worker. (Acts 2:22)
Peter preached Jesus crucified and put to death. (Acts 2:23)
Peter preached Jesus resurrected from the grave. (Acts 2:24)
Peter preached Jesus ascended into heaven. (Acts 2:33-34)
Peter told the three thousand that they had crucified Jesus. (Acts 2:36) Is that when the three thousand understood how much Peter cared and started to believe his preaching?
What was their reaction? (Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles. "Men and brethren, what shall we Do?)(NKJV) Were they cut to the heart because they realized how much Peter cared or were they cut to the heart because the apostle Peter was preaching the gospel truth?
What was Peter's answer? (Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus for there mission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.) (NKJV)
Peter preached the complete gospel on the Day of Pentecost. FAITH John 3:16 CONFESSION Romans 10:9 REPENTANCE AND WATER BAPTISM Acts 2:38.
Simply showing how much you care is not TANTAMOUNT TO PREACHING THE GOSPEL TRUTH.
Men who preach men are saved if they sincerely believe a lie are showing they care, but they are not preaching a gospel that saves.
Men who preach you can have your sins forgiven without being baptized in water, care, however, that preaching cannot save anyone.
Men who preach salvation apart from believing in Jesus, care, but that preaching cannot save anyone.