When people say, “Calvinism destroys any motivation to evangelize”, they often fail to realize they silently say, “If the salvation of souls depended upon the free choice of man then I would be motivated to share the gospel, but if it depends solely on the free choice of God I am not motivated.” Thus man’s goodness and freedom become the basis of evangelism instead of God’s goodness and freedom.
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Such a great point. A week ago I was teaching on the doctrine of election and told the church if I didn’t believe in election I would quit the ministry. I am not attractive enough, persuasive enough, smart enough, effective enough, or popular enough to lead anyone to salvation.