Regardless of the angle the lost may use to try to justify why they remain in their sad condition, Torrey offers Scripture passages and biblical principles that have proven to reach even the most stubborn of the unsaved.
The objective of the Christian ministry is to convert sinners and to edify the body of Christ. No faithful minister can possibly rest short of this. Applause, fame, popularity, honor, and wealth – all these are vain. If souls are not won, and if saints are not matured, our ministry itself is futile.
My goal is to bring about spiritual CPR, heart-level resuscitation, to every Christ-follower who refuses to settle for mediocrity, desires to finish well, and longs to still be running when the sands of time run out.
In Return to the Margins Terry Coy explains that the church has historically and globally existed and thrived at the margins. Jesus ministered in the margins of society. The New Testament church grew from the margins. Most of the global church today lives and ministers in the margins.
Never before have we seen the church degenerate at such a rapid pace. The church is dying because our growth isn’t based on strategies to reach the lost with the gospel. What is your church’s priority? Are you more concerned with filling your building or furthering the Kingdom? Hell will tremble when churches once again make evangelism the central theme of their strategy.