Psalm 19:1-4
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.
2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge.
3 [There is] no speech nor language, [where] their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

Romans 1:19-20
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed [it] unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Romans 10:17-18
17 So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

It seems that the above verses are telling us that evangelism is not necessary. In contrast:

Proverbs 11:30 … he that winneth souls [is] wise.

Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

So, why evangelise? There are some good reasons.

One reason to preach the gospel is if you are called of God to do so.

Ephesians 4:1,11
1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

11 And he gave some, apostles; … and some, evangelists; …

1 Corinthians 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

The purpose of this article is to give you encouragement, rather than guilt, regarding evangelism. However, if you are called to evangelise, and you are not doing it, then this article is not the source of your guilt!

Another reason to evangelise is that God cares for the lost. But, if God cares so much about the lost, then why doesn’t He tell them the gospel Himself? He does tell them. He does? Yes, He does tell them, as demonstrated by the scriptural passages at the beginning of this article. Then why do we need to tell them? We don’t need to tell them. We don’t? No, we don’t need to tell them. They are without excuse. If we needed to tell them, and we didn’t, then that would be their excuse. Whether we tell them or not, they have no excuse, because God already told them. Then, why is this a reason to evangelise? Because it is a blessing that God allows us to partner in His work. What a Partner! What a blessing! We will be blessed when our cares have the same object as God’s cares.

So often, God sheds His Light for others through us. What a beautiful design. He is The Source of all good gifts (He that ministereth seed to the sower, 2 Corinthians 9:10), yet He allows us to do some of the giving. That way both the giver and the receiver are blessed. Jesus said, “I will build my church” (Matthew 16:18). Aren’t you glad He invited you to the party?

Those human souls are all you can take with you from Earth to Heaven. As they say, “Measure your wealth not by money, but by all you have for which you would not take money.”

There are also other eternal rewards for winning souls to Christ.

Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Heaven will be better than we can imagine. But, there are some blessed things that can only be done in this life.

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