Go Into All the World: A Teaching on Evangelism
Oswald J. Smith, the great missionary statesman, declared with regular monotony, 'The supreme task of the churchis the evangelisation of the world.'The oft repeated statement, 'Why should anyone hear the Gospel twice before everyone has heard it once', bearsnoting.Another, "Evangelise or fossilize,' requires earnest consideration.Penetrating words indeed!The responsibility of the church is to share the Lord Jesus Christ with every soul on earth.Missionaries must find themselves in every nation on earth.The Bible must be published in every language of the planet.The Evangel is the bearer of the Gospel, the "good news." This is the heart of Evangelism.The Great Commission remains unchanged, it has never been revoked.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and inearth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of theHoly Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway,even unto the end of the world. Amen.
And he said unto them, GO YE INTO ALL THE WORLD, AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TOEVERY CREATURE. He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.AND these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with newtongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall layhands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up intoheaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached every where, the Lord working withthem, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.Preaching the Gospel is only half the Great Commission. Partial obedience is disobedience.
1 Corinthians 2:4,5
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in thedemonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the powerof God.
1 Corinthians 12:7
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
1 Corinthians 4:20
For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
Galatians 3:2, 5
This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearingof faith? He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works