When the Church Does Not Evangelize

Evangelism is the primary work of the Church, and when the Church does not evangelize, it becomes doctrinally cold, or, self-satisfied with its past achievements, will not produce fruit, and will shrivel in size. Evangelism will save a church from inroads of modernism — the two never exist together. True evangelism requires absolute confidence in the full gospel of the New Testament, and the deep conviction the only Christ can save men.

Wilbur M. Smith, Peloubet’ Select Notes on the International Bible Lessons for Christian Teaching: 1958 (Boston: W. A. Wilde Co., 1957), 90.