7 Principles of an Evangelistic Life by Douglas M. Cecil, Howard Hendricks

By Douglas M. Cecil, Howard Hendricks

This isn't one other ebook on evangelism tools; particularly the writer specializes in assisting believers improve a life-style of evangelism that is based thoroughly at the Holy Spirit. Evangelism is a religious event and readers may be challenged to reconsider how they reside it out.

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7 Principles of an Evangelistic Life

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Each of the aggregates of individuality is in a constant flux and there is no one’s ‘own-ness’ in any of them. Therefore the Buddhist dictum ‘that which is impermanent is suffering’ is to be considered as a universal truth. Suffering one has to encounter throughout one’s life is self-evident for the most part, and needs no elaboration. In other words, one is overwhelmed by unsatisfactory and conflicting situations that one experiences in one’s day to day life and needs no comment. Because the internal and external conflicts that one has to face throughout one’s life are signified by the concept of suffering in Buddhism, some are of the opinion that ‘conflict’ is the best English word that carries full import of the Pali word.

In different stages of the development of the concept different names were given for its identification. Individual soul or microcosmic soul (pratyagàtman or pudgalàtman) was differentiated from macrocosmic soul (jagadàtman). The individual souls were considered as the manifestations of the macrocosmic soul. The whole universe is a manifestation of the macrocosm. It is said, in the beginning Sat (Being) was alone, without a second. It thought: “May I be many”. Now it diversified into the three elements: fire (tejas), water (àp), earth (prthivi) and then into others until organic bodies, including those of human beings, have come into being.

In order to illustrate the danger in sensual pleasure many shocking similes have been given in the discourses. The Alagaddåpama sutta of the Majjhima-nikaya, describes how sensual pleasure provides little gratification, much suffering and much despair and how great is the danger inherent in them. 48 To show the futility of the fivefold sensuality, the Potaliya-sutta draws the simile of a meatless bone given, to a hungry dog waiting by a butcher’s shop. The dog would not be able to appease its hunger by gnawing the meatless bone.

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