Must The Bad News Precede The Good News?
I’ve had lots of discussions with with folks over the years about how they think evangelism is to be done, and have written about it extensively. One idea keeps resurfacing. It’s the idea that we’ve got to convince people of the ‘bad news’ before we get to the ‘good news.’
Some people like to start their presentation of the gospel with a happy thought, such as, “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” This was not Paul’s method.