by Don Smith

Evangelism, as it has been done 1500 years, is mainly based on fear.

"Driven" into the Kingdom by FEAR!__

Christian Universalism - ultimate reconciliation - wherein ALL return to God ( because Christ is/made the WAY ) teaches an age-long judgment for the unbeliever; for the purpose of correction - not punishment.

SO - if people are not to be scared into the Kingdom, what then is the basis for evangelism?

The pattern that God showed Moses for the building of the Tabernacle was the pattern of the CELL of the physical body, which consists of the cytoplasm, the nucleus and the nucleolus.

In the beginning of manís existence, man was guided by the Spirit of God - there was fellowship between God and man.

When man began to depend on the reasoning of his mind instead of depending on the Spirit, (which was the result of eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil), a veil was formed between soul and Spirit effectively sealing off the Spirit.

When the veil in our temple is opened the soul is awakened to the Presence of the Spirit; is drawn to the Spirit, ("no one comes to the Father except he be drawn").

The result is the fruit of the Spirit - love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, meekness, goodness, kindness and faith, - manifested in the life of the individual.

This is the "life more abundant" that Jesus said He came to bring.

This is the correct basis for evangelism - the offer of the "more abundant life"