How should the final judgment impact our evangelism? Should Christians refer to the judgment when we explain the gospel unbelievers? How can/should preachers apply this doctrine to calling people to repentance?
Some examples in Acts help us answer these questions. The Apostles exemplify how the doctrine of the final judgment can impact how we proclaim the gospel. This blog post argues that we should regularly refer to the judgment in our evangelism. This study will be limited to the Apostolic preaching and evangelism in the book of Acts.
Acts 10:34–43 provides a clear example of Apostolic preaching of the gospel. In this sermon Peter says, “And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead” (Acts 10:42). According to Peter, God commanded witnesses to testify to the judgment (Acts 10:41). In explaining the gospel to Gentiles, Peter describes Jesus as “judge…