One must be careful with today’s modern evangelism in bringing people to Christ. Many come in large events, concerts or through media outlets. Modern Evangelism will ask multitudes to repeat a sinner’s prayer or fill out a card. Yet statistics show that up to 90% of those accepting Jesus by these modern methods fall away from their commitment to follow Christ.

One must be careful with today’s modern evangelism in bringing people to Christ. Many come in large events, concerts or through media outlets. Modern Evangelism will ask multitudes to repeat a sinner’s prayer or fill out a card. Yet statistics show that up to 90% of those accepting Jesus by these modern methods fall away from their commitment to follow Christ.
In their zeal, without the knowledge, those who prefer this ease of presenting or accepting the gospel, actually end up betraying the gospel. What may have been done with love for the sinner’s welfare, in reality, may have been detrimental in causing them to believe that accepting the gospel was easy with little attention to a changed life and the understanding of what is required to follow Jesus.
This is a tragedy that is a constant reoccurrence in everyday modern evangelism. Scripture says that unless the Spirit of God is involved, no one can truly come to the understanding of knowing that this experience is real. Emotionalism is a great enemy in many forms in not only a call to salvation, but in living the everyday life of the Christian experience.
It is a great thing to bring people to Christ, but it is quite another that they understand that with the commitment comes responsibility, both for the presenter as well as the receiver. We must present only what God’s word says and not offer things it doesn’t really say and leave the heart work to the One that knows the heart the best.

Mark Taylor is president of KNEO Radio — 91.7 FM. He is available to speak at churches and events. Contact him at mtaylor@ kneo.org. Follow him on Twitter @kneo91.