Failure of evangelism responsible for Church disunity â€”Prof. AdegboyeBy BOBRICKY 09:52 Sun, 17 May 2015 Comments
AS the world prepares for a World Global Outreach Day, president of Gospel Unlimited, Prof. Durojaiye Adegboye has blamed division and disunity in the Church on the failure of Christians to engage in consistent evangelism.
Speaking at the 2015 National Vision Casting Conference, Adegboye said that until the Body of Christ repents and unite on the fundamental issue of winning souls, there will be no end to current challenges facing the Church. According to him, â€œbecause we have refused to go out to win souls for Christ that is why we are having problems to the extent that churches are now divided. This was not the case. The early Church was orthodox in doctrine, fundamental in holiness, Pentecostal in power. They did not have secret societies; their platform was platform of Holy Spirit and they were all evangelical in action.
â€œUnless we create an evangelical atmosphere, our members will not continue in the fire that starts the churches. I have seen several church sign-boards with different names with similar weekly activities but out of the 52-week activities the great commission is not on the time table.
â€œWe are very good in up-reach and in-reach activities which include worship and weekly service but no programme of reaching the sinners. Christianity consists of an act, attitude and activity which means come, follow and fish,â€ he noted. Also speaking, the international president, Global Outreach, Evang.
Werner Nachtigal disclosed that the Global Outreach Day which is scheduled for the last Saturday of May is aimed at sharing the good message of Jesus Christ.
â€œIt was a vision the Lord gave to me five years ago that every Christian, irrespective of denomination, should go out on the last Saturday of May and preach the good message of Jesus Christ. This day is not about church, preacher or ministry. Itâ€™s about Jesus.
â€œOn that day, the whole Church needs to go out and win souls for Christ. We need to take a new stand, boldly go and tell someone â€˜God loves you.â€™ Preaching gospel is a daily affair for Christians, but this day is set aside to unite globally in passing the message of Jesus love across the world,â€ he added.
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