WITHIN the soul of the Seventh-day Adventist Church there must ever remain a living spirit of aggressive evangelism. This is not a department of the church, nor just one of its lines of activity. It is the task of the church and its main line.
Evangelism was given impetus in the Christian witness of the White Memorial Church on the Los Angeles campus of the College of Medical Evangelists during the recently concluded six week Flight of Time series.
Many of our evangelists at the recent evangelistic council requested that some material on how to conduct a dignified baptismal service be published in The Ministry, and it was suggested that we reproduce here some of the material in chapter 16 of Elder R. A. Anderson's book The Shepherd Evangelist.
IN HIS book The Truth About Seventh-day Adventism Walter R. Martin attempts to show that the teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church concerning the binding obligation upon Christians to observe the seventh-day Sabbath are without Biblical foundation. It is our purpose here to examine the arguments that he puts forth in chapter six.
The Seventh-day Adventist church is an evangelical church, believing that its prime objective is the proclaiming of the gospel in the world and the winning of souls to the kingdom of God. This means that our music should be evangelical in its objective. But evangelical suggests different meanings to various people. It is a word that embraces many kinds of missionary work and many kinds of music.
In doing evangelistic work in the large cities it is imperative that we work out of the common order of things. With numerous attractions holding the interest of the people, with multitudes infatuated by television, movies, and other exciting pleasures, the evangelist is challenged to proclaim a message that will startle the hearers and break the tie that so strongly binds them to the world.