I’m having a very friendly email discussion with a friend right now. Some of the discussion has come around to me explaining why I have restrictions as to who can join me for evangelism. Here’s an excerpt I found quotable:
We are trying to make disciples of Christ. That task requires the readiness to invest in the lives of others and the knowledge and maturity to actually teach others His commands in order to lead new converts to obey all that He has commanded (Mt 28:19-20). Anyone can hold up a bullhorn and basically preach the gospel from the back of a tract. Most Christians can at least hand out a tract or share the gospel 1 on 1.
I am trying to be more biblical than that.
It’s hard work to not only follow Christ yourself, but attempt to lead others. We are called “sheep” by God for a reason.