Evangelism, cf. witnessing, death of Christ
The Biola Hour Guidelines, What We Believe
, by David L. Hocking, (La Mirada, CA: Biola Univ., 1982), pp. 10-11
1A. Because of the command of Christ:
Matthew 28:19-20>; Mark 16:15> (cf. John 14:15>).
2A. Because of the condition of all men:
Matthew 9:36-38>; 14:49-50>; II Thessalonians 1:7-10>; I Peter 4:17-28>; Jude 23>; Revelation 20:15>.
3A. Because of the consequences of the gospel:
Matthew 7:13>; 14:49-50; II Thessalonians 1:7-10>; I Peter 4:17-18>; Jude 23>; Revelation 20:15>.
4A. Because of the coming of Christ:
I Corinthians 15:58>; II Corinthians 5:10-11>; I Thessalonians 2:19-20>.
5A. Because of the constraint of love:
II Corinthians 5:14> (cf. Paul's example in Romans 9:1-3>; 10-1>).
6A. Because of the character of the gospel: It is the only thing that works!
Acts 4:12>; Romans 1:14-16>
7A. Because of the commitment of the message to us:
I Corinthians 9:16-23>; II Corinthians 5:18-20>; I Thessalonians 2:4-8>; I Timothy 1:11-16>.
1C. Isolation: avoiding all association and contact with unbelievers for fear of contamination.
2C. Compromise: adapting to secular culture to the point of sinful practices and questionable behavior.
3C. Separation: approaching unbelievers within their cultural framework, but maintaining moral purity (cf. II Corinthians 6:14-7:1>; I Corinthians 5:9-11>; 9:19-22>).