leighton flowers


Biblical persuasion: The heart of evangelistic apologetics


I have been to countless evangelism events, conferences and training sessions over the years, but I cannot recall a single sermon, lesson or resource on the biblical concept of persuasion. Yet, I contend that persuasion is at the very heart of apologetics, and I dare say, it is at the heart of evangelism itself. I have to wonder if the lack of emphasis on this biblical doctrine has lead to the decline in baptisms and evangelistic efforts among evangelicals over the last few decades?

What does the Bible say about persuasion?

Let’s take a look at some of it’s most relevant uses:

  • “Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul
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