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Evangelism is once again in the crucible of Christian discussion. Uppsala, Urbana and Lausanne are just three of the many recent conferences either actually dedicated (or claiming to be dedicated) to exploring new and more effective ways of evangelizing the world. And the ferment of the ideas expressed at these meetings will doubtless continue to make itself felt through years to come.
However, conferences on evangelism and even great evangelists themselves (like John Wesley, Billy Sunday, and D.L. Moody), come and go. So do their varying evangelistic methods. But the cardinal question about evangelism and evangelists always remains: “What saith the Scripture?” (Rom. 4:3) The answer to that alone is of genuine and immutable value – even for evangelism today.