It seems that the ‘modern age,’ with all its technology, has fostered a multitude of ways to present the gospel, some very helpful, and some that actually misrepresent the message and its Author. Since the message belongs to the Author, His way of proclaiming it is the only right way.
As I scanned the New Testament on this subject, my mind went immediately to Paul’s approach to presenting the Good News. The first reference that came to mind is 1 Corinthians 2:1-5. Please read these verses with an ear for what the Spirit is saying through the Word.
“And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”
Paul used no gimmicks. He even admitted that he was not a polished speaker. As the remainder of this chapter confirms, he could not use human wisdom because it would defraud the gospel. His message was simple; “Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” Paul knew it could only be communicated “in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.” Anything else would be the wisdom of man, not the power of God.
Be very careful what you add to the gospel to make it appealing. What you intend for success might be what destroys the power of the message.
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