One of my favorite books by Larry Moyer is 21 Things God Never Said. Besides having a catchy title, it addresses some of the most common misconceptions about evangelism that Larry has encountered over his 40+ years in evangelism ministry.
For example, some say “If you don’t know the date you were saved, then you’re not saved.”
Some of us remember the date, but many of us don’t. I remember trusting Christ, but I am one of those people who couldn’t tell you the exact date if my life depended on it. Thankfully, I don’t have to know.
As Larry writes:
“If you trust Christ alone to save you, you are saved. You don’t have to know the exact date. It’s the Who and the how of our salvation that matters, not the date.”
When people promote misconceptions or myths about evangelism, confusion abounds and clarity diminishes.
In the introduction, Larry wisely says:
“A correct and biblical approach to evangelism enhances clarity. 21 Things God Never Said corrects many misconceptions, so the message that is clear in God’s mind becomes clear in ours. Believers also begin to understand how God has given us an undeserved privilege—the privilege of making a difference in where people spend eternity. With that understanding, believers can then evangelize in the same way they are saved—out of grace, not guilt.”
Over the next few weeks, we’ll take a look at some of these common misconceptions and Larry’s answers. Stay tuned!