The primary mission of Road to New Life Ministries is to promote discipleship evangelism around the world (and to stop "easy believism").
More resources for discipleship evangelism coming soon!
means explaining the whole gospel so people are not robbed of the opportunity to experience the full power of the message of salvation thru Jesus. It means listeners who are truly converted, born of the Spirit and disciples of Jesus.
Billy Graham on "easy believism": "As I approached my 95th birthday, I was burdened to write a book that addressed the epidemic of "easy believism." Satan has cleverly misled people by whispering that they can believe in Jesus Christ without being changed, but this is the Devil's lie. To those who say you can have Christ without giving anything up, Satan is deceiving you. "
Our greatest hope is that you include the five stages of salvation in your salvation invitations. Please don't give weak salvation invitations. Scripture includes 7 elements of salvation; we include 3 of them into stage one. This is the whole gospel. The five stages of salvation of the whole gospel in scripture are:
1. Conviction that one is a sinner (fails to love God and others) and this separates them from God who loves them.
2. Hear that Jesus was the Son of God and lived the perfect life and died on the Cross for our sins.
3. One is saved by faith not works. The first element of faith is to repent from one's old life.
4. The second element of faith is to believe stage #2 and receive Jesus as savior.
5. The third element of faith is to make an initial surrender to Jesus as one's leader.
If you include these five stages in your salvation invitations then you are doing discipleship evangelism!
"Discipleship Evangelism" is a redundant term but it is useful because it emphasizes the idea that biblical evangelism is about inviting people to become disciples of Jesus.
The Book is Not Mandatory for Discipleship Evangelism
(But it sure helps)
The Road to New Life serves as the perfect training tool for Christian workers, teachers, evangelists, and missionaries as they learn, or teach others, how to effectively explain the gospel. It is especially helpful to youth workers.
The Road to New Life explains the gospel and the responses to its message in a complete way, filling a need that many other books don’t. The author helps the reader to understand what they are doing and to count the cost of becoming a follower of Jesus, avoiding the problem of "easy believism" and quickie conversions that don't really change the heart.
Let's take Discipleship Evangelism to the world!