The past few weeks, I’ve been asking myself some pretty rough internal questions about my faith. I believe in evangelism and sharing the name of Jesus Christ to all people. The question that keeps coming to mind concerns the difference between proselytizing and evangelism.
When we proselytize, we disregard the person with whom we talk. We could care less about them and am concerned about only one thing: a decision to say a prayer. Their heritage, culture, tradition, self-worth, and discipleship do not factor in the conversation. It’s merely a transaction void of emotion.
When we engage in evangelism, the exact opposite is true. We look at the person as a whole human being, and we find ourselves deeply in love with their soul. It’s from this point of love that we can best share and show the love of Jesus with others. It’s full of life, emotion, and opportunity.