Saturday, September 04, 2010

No Such Thing As Relational Evangelism

I do not believe there is such a thing as "relational evangelism."

Love is building relationships with people regardless of whether or not they believe in Jesus.
Evangelism is verbally sharing the gospel with people, earnestly desiring that they will believe in Jesus.

Without love they're just a project.
Without evangelism they're just lost.

By His Grace.


  1. But isn't that the point of the terminology? Lost people shouldn't be a project, because that does not incorporate love in our evangelism. And if its not out of love, its probably out of duty. And if its out of duty, well...

  2. Someone pointed out to me the difference between Philippians & Galatians:

    In Philippians the gospel was correct, but the motivation was wack, yet Paul rejoiced.

    In Galatians the motivation was correct, but the gospel was wack, and Paul wanted their balls cut off.

    The problem with the terminology of "relational evangelism" is that it is creating an unhealthy belief that we can't share the correct gospel with someone we just meet and will never have a relationship with afterward.