In the second century the church became embroiled in a theological controversy. The third century saw a strong growth of apostasy. Then ensued what is known as the Dark Ages. This period of darkness separates us from any direct contact with New Testament Christianity. It is our strong belief that the pure gospel was still taught and believed, even during the period of darkness. We are not interested in tracing the church back through the centuries; we are only interested in restoring the New Testament church.
The reformation of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was limited in its scope. It was primarily a theological reformation. A return to the study of God’s word was advocated. Mass evangelism and personal evangelism were not stressed. A little over two hundred years ago, John Wesley revived the concept of mass evangelism. It has come from protracted meetings and brush arbors to modern day revivals and gospel meetings. Personal evangelism has not fully made its reentry into Christianity. When we restore personal evangelism, we will have uncovered the life-giving element of the church of the first century.
We want to encourage you to look on our website for free Bible study helps to assist you with doing personal evangelism. Also you can reach out to us if you need any other help in conducting personal Bible studies. We will be praying for you.
May the Lord bless you and keep you!
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