Restoring Apologetics to Evangelism Series by J.P. Holding
J.P. Holding, of Tekton Education and Apologetics Ministry, presents some thought-provoking views on why personal testimony as evangelism can be “damaging, destructive, and [an] undesirable form of evangelism that ought to be abandoned” and furthermore, presents a case for why apologetics is beneficial.
Part 1: [Personal testimony] has enabled the illogical, absurd argument that Christianity’s truth claims can be gauged by the behavior of confessed Christians.
Part 2: Evangelism based on personal testimony ties the validity of our conversion to our subjective experience.
Part 3: The use of personal testimony turns the Christian life into a spectacle and encourages legalistic behavior.
Part 4: Personal testimony is not only unbiblical, it also creates a conflict in Biblical texts.
Part 5: Personal testimony evangelism requires building a “ten ton bridge” to present the Gospel.
Part 6: A public model of evangelism.
Part 7: A private model of evangelism.