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Why This Year is the Greatest to Share Christ in 20 Centuries

Journey back with me two centuries to the beginning of the nineteenth century. If the networks reported on events in that first decade, the evening news broadcasts would have concentrated not on Britain or the fledgling United States, but on Austria. By 1809, the attention of the world would be fixed on Napoleon's army. His troops swept across Europe, dominating the headlines and the populace.

And yet, missed in the midst of his campaign were several significant births in England and America. The new century would see the coming of men who would change the worlds of politics, science, and the arts. But no one recognized the little tykes; no one had a clue as to their significance. What could matter more in 1809 than the fall of Austria?

But those infants would significantly shape the following centuries up until our day. These drew their first breath in 1809:

William Gladstone in Liverpool.

Alfred Tennyson in Lincolnshire.

Oliver Wendell Holmes in Ca...

Are the Days of Mass Evangelism Over?

Have you ever played cerebral torment? Try this one:

Which is correct: nine plus seven is fifteen, or nine plus seven are fifteen?

Okay, let's try another: by removing six letters from the following you are left with one word (English only, please!). What is the word?

B S I A X N L A E T N T A E S R S

Give up? Here are the answers: First, nine plus seven equals sixteen, not fifteen! Next, remove the letters "SIX LETTERS" and the remaining word is "BANANAS."

Most people don't get these right because they rush to discover the answer before seriously engaging the question. Here's another:

Historically, what has God used more than any other approach, except one-on-one personal evangelism, to reach the lost?

The answer: Mass evangelism, which has endured as a timeless method ordained by God in Scripture and used with incredible effectiveness throughout history. In fact, itinerant evangelists can be found from the New Testament (Eph. 4:11) until today.

The most effective times of evangelism in history also featured ...