Update: I saw that this post was still getting picked up in search engines. I’d clarify this now to say that the first point is terrible! Unless you repent and trust in Jesus, God’s plan for you is to spend eternity in Hell as just punishment for your sins.
Campus Crusade for Christ uses an evangelistic technique called the Four Spiritual Laws. A full presentation of this is an accurate and thorough presentation of the Gospel. Here’s a snapshot:
- God loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your life.
- Man is sinful and separated from God. Therefore, he cannot know and experience God’s love and plan for his life.
- Jesus Christ is God’s only provision for man’s sin. Through Him you can know and experience
God’s love and plan for your life.
- We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; then we can know and experience God’s love and plan for our lives.
It is important to cover them all. If you de-emphasize numbers 2 & 3 then people will have a false sense of security. Because #1 is only true if you put your faith in Jesus. Otherwise, God has a plan for your eternal life that isn’t wonderful at all.
This isn’t my preferred style of evangelism, but I know it works for some. Have any of you used it?