Essential Convictions

These essential convictions have been adapted from HeartCry Missionary Society and are used with permission (1-4).

1. Evangelism is an Impossibility apart from the Power of God. All men of every culture are born radically depraved, at enmity with God, and restraining the truth. The conversion of a man and the advancement of the gospel are an absolute impossibility apart from the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit in regeneration. Modern church growth strategies and many new evangelism methodologies often overlook this essential truth.

2. A True Gospel must be Proclaimed. The Gospel is the power of God for salvation (Romans 1:16) and the preaching and sharing of the Gospel is the great “means” and “methodology” of evangelism . The Gospel is, first and foremost, God in Christ reconciling the world to Himself (II Corinthians 5:19). It answers the eternal question of how a just God can rightly justify wicked men (Romans 3:26). It points to Christ alone, who bore the sins of His people upon the cross, was forsaken of God, and crushed under the full force of His just wrath against sin. The Good News of the Gospel is that through Christ’s death, the justice of God was satisfied, and salvation was won for a great multitude of people. This is evidenced by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead – “He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification” (Romans 4:25).

3. The Gospel Transcends Culture. The greatest need of all men of every city, state and every culture is the clear proclamation of the Gospel. Men are saved through the Gospel and continue in sanctification through continued growth in the full counsel of God’s Word. Although differences in culture are to be considered, it is more important for the evangelist to be biblically sensitive than culturally sensitive.

4. Superficial Evangelism is one of the Great Obstacles to Evangelism. Non-theological preaching, entertaining skits, and Gospel films are no substitute for the biblical exposition of the Gospel. Inviting men to raise their hands and pray a prayer is no substitute for the biblical call to repentance, faith, and personal discipleship. Biblical assurance of salvation does not flow from a past decision or a prayer, but from the examination of one’s enduring lifestyle in the light of Scripture.

5. The Speak:Truth Project is Your Resource. In addition to having a structured ministry for evangelism in our local area, this ministry is a platform to equip you as a believer to more effectively share your faith. It also serves as a springboard from which to launch your own ministry of evangelism in a community around you by getting one-on-one experience through evangelism outreaches.

Our Core Beliefs page gives our detailed statement of faith.

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