Being an evangelist is the greatest thing one can ever do. How wonderful to be chosen of Lord to feed his flocks. One might desire to move men and mountains for the Lord yet how simple a call -feed my lambs. “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” -Rom 10:15. Yes indeed how beautiful, for by what we preach we will save both ourselves and those that hearken.
Alas, how in contrast to the scripture we see people preach personal experiences and testimonies in the crowds and from the pulpits. What a sad deviation from the scriptural truth. Oh well we might see a thousand people converting; aha how refreshing. But are we really pleasing the Lord? Certainly not, could our effort in disobedience please the Lord? Wouldn’t he save souls despite us? Are our testimonies and hardships greater than the sufferings of the cross? Bible records how Saul wanted to please Jehovah by sacrificing bullocks and rams, but the striking answer from the prophet Samuel was “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.”
Dear preachers and Evangelists it is very important for us to strictly preach as the oracle of God. Preach Christ crucified, buried and resurrected; not our personal testimonies or its effect in our life. There is no salvation in knowing Christ as healer or the helper, if it were so, all those crowd that followed Jesus for food or healing would have been saved. The object of God is to glorify his Son. For a bad preaching will lead to wrong doctrine, wrong doctrine leads to wrong idea about the salvation which might lead one to not be saved despite being a Christian.