I affirm and elevate the sovereignty of God in evangelism and salvation. However, God uses means to His end, and in His mysterious providence, He delegates real responsibility to us in decisions we must make to be His faithful witnesses. In that calling, we must understand how He compels us beyond, “Because I said so.” We must be compelled by the conclusion of why Christ died for all He came to save, beyond simply sparing us from God’s wrath - beyond merely keeping us out of hell. The Apostle Paul helps us here in what he wrote to the Corinthians, as he was defending the legitimacy of his God-given, Christ-centered ministry. Clearly, what he said about himself and his team, regarding their compulsion and conclusion, applies to all Christians.
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