The Danger of “Assuming” Evangelism

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Trevin Wax:

“Don’t assume the gospel!” has become a rallying cry for gospel-centered pastors and leaders. D. A. Carson has warned against this slow but sad progression:

  1. From a generation that believes the gospel and all its implications…
  2. To a generation that assumes the gospel but identifies more with its implications…
  3. To a generation that loses the gospel altogether.

“Make the gospel explicit!” we say, in an effort to ensure that the good news of Jesus – the only news that has the power to transform lives – stays front and center in our message, our methods, and our ministries.

But what happens when it’s not the evangel that gets assumed, but evangelism? 

Is it possible that a generation deeply committed to making the gospel present and explicit in the church’s preaching and teaching, might assume that Christians know how to share the gospel? Or that Christians understand just how vital evangelism is?

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