The Word “Evangelism” comes from the Greek word that means good news. Evangelism means to share the good news, defined in 1Corinthians 15:3-5 as the “death, burial, and resurrection” of the Lord Jesus Christ. The reason it is called “good news” is that since all humans are born with a sin nature (Psalm 14:1-3; Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:23; 5:12) we are all in need of a Savior to rescue us from the penalty of that sin. The Lord Jesus left Heaven and came to Earth in the form of a human baby, lived a perfect life free of sin, and willingly went to the Cross to pay the penalty for our sin (Isaiah 53; Daniel 9:26; John 10:18; Philippians 2:5-8).
Those who have placed their faith in Christ have been forgiven their sin (Colossians 2:13) sealed by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14), adopted as a child of God (Romans 8:15), and commissioned as an Ambassador of Christ (2Corinthians 5:18-20). Thus, our purpose as Christians is to serve as the Lord’s Ambassadors, sharing our faith with all who will listen. This is the first of our purposes listed in the By-Laws: Evangelism.