Speaker: Jerry Cisar
Would you like a system of evangelism that produced converts but didn’t create any opposition or conflict with unbelievers? I would—if it were actually possible. The problem is that we’d either have to change the Gospel or remove the audience. When accepted, the Gospel produces a revolution—not political, but of a different kind, but a revolution nonetheless. And like any revolution it provokes resistance.
Acts 14 speaks about how the world into which the Gospel went resisted the conquest of Christ. We can learn much from it about how the world today resists the conquest of Christ. There we will see that the Gospel revolution provokes a resistance that is unavoidable–indeed is to be expected, has a spiritual source, highlights our need for the church, and is actually part of a successful mission.