Many are constantly trying new and old methods of evangelism in their aim of winning large numbers of souls to Christ. Some make the quantity of people giving their life to Christ their motivation factor in spreading the gospel. The question was asked, how important are numbers to God in spreading the gospel? Let us briefly walk through what the bible has to say about this topic.
Does The Lord care about the amount of people being converted?
“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” 1Timothy 2:4
Why Does God Care?
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
Though Christ wants all saved, will the majority of people choose life?
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14
How are unbelievers to be brought into God’s Church?
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20
Note: Not only are we to be preaching to win souls, but we should be teaching that others may be firmly grounded in the Word of God. Too many are being baptized without a good understanding of God and spiritual truths. The balance is, focusing on quantity and quality at the same time, but not having quantity as the driving factor of evangelism.
What is the result when the true word of God is taught?
“And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.” Act 6:7
How important is it when one person gives their life to Christ?
“Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” Luke 15:10
There is rejoicing in heaven over one soul, than if there were to be 99 individuals baptized but never repented. Christ is looking for true conversion, and it is his desire that we all follow him. Christ cares about you! Will you choose to join the army of Christ today?