B. The biblical motives which ought to impel us towards and accompany us in the fulfillment of the task.
1. Love to God
a. Love that is grieved by the sinner’s indifference to God’s Law, His Glory, His Fellowship, etc.
Rom. 1:14-15, 21, 25ff
b. Love that constrains us to obedience to a clearly articulated duty
Jn. 14:21,24; 15:14
c. Love that speaks out of a full heart concerning its object
2 Cor. 4:5-6
2. Love to Men
a. Love that longs that they shall enjoy all the wonderful and distinctive privileges of the Gospel
2 Kgs 7:9
b. Love which desires that they shall escape the frightening consequences of their sin and indifference to the gospel
2 Cor. 5:10-11
Summary and Conclusion:
See Packer’s Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, pp. 75-78
- Packer, James I, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God.
- Metzger, Will, To Tell the Truth.
- Reisinger, Ernest C., Today’s Evangelism.
- Kuiper, R.B., God-Centered Evangelism
- Newman, Randy, Questioning Evangelism, Bringing the Gospel Home