WORLD EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE offers a DEFINITION of PROSELYTISM and EVANGELISM. PCP. Report.

Image

Rev. Gary Edmonds, Secretary General of WEA have issued a statement to define the evangelisim. He explains that "As there is misunderstanding and misuse of the words proselytism and evangelism in the world today, World Evangelical Alliance wants to share an official definition of these words. WEA strongly rejects proselytism but supports full religious freedom according to the United Nations declaration of Human Rights (Articles 18 and 19). That freedom will give people of every religion the right to share their beliefs and allow everyone the freedom of conscience to believe as they choose".
Rev Further explains "According to World Evangelical Alliance to proselytize and to evangelize are not synonymous. Citing Dr. John R.W. Stott, "The best way to distinguish them is to understand proselytism as 'unworthy witness'. The World Council of Churches and the Roman Catholic Church produced a helpful study document in 1970 titled 'Common Witness and Proselytism'. It identified three aspects of proselytism. Proselytism takes place (1) whenever our motives are unworthy (when our concern is for our glory rather than God's), (2) whenever our methods are unworthy (when we resort to any kind of 'physical coercion, moral constraint, or psychological pressure'), and (3) whenever our message is unworthy (whenever we deliberately misrepresent other people's beliefs). In contrast, to evangelize is (in the words of the Manila Manifesto) 'to make an open and honest statement of the gospel, which leaves the hearers entirely free to make up their own minds about it. We wish to be sensitive to those of other faiths, and we reject any approach that seeks to force conversion on them."

You May Also Like

Image

HRFP dealing with challenges of Nautan Lal, Nimrita Chandani, Samra Bibi and Sania Lateef cases

Karachi: September 22, 2019. (PCP) Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) is anxious about the intensifying number of religious minorities’ incid

Image

Pastor was Jailed, Tortured, Forced to Do Hard Labor in Eritrea

Washington DC: September 19, 2019. (By Amanda Casanova for ChristianHeadlines) A pastor who ministered in Eritrea said in an interview that he was

Image

UK police denies to prosecute Muslim extremist who shared vile-hate video targeting Christian converts

London: September 18, 2019. (PCP) BACA though disappointed with the result commend Lancashire Police for their due diligence in an investigation of



"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.

nazirbhattipcc@aol.com , pakistanchristianpost@yahoo.com