Robert E. Webber

Evangelism should be characterized by a renewed sense of the victory of Christ over evil. Christ has put down and destroyed evil by his death and resurrection. He has dethroned principalities and spiritual powers (1 Cor. 15:24, 26); he has “disarmed the principalities and powers and made a public example of them, triumphing over them” (Col. 2:15). This was a cosmic battle, a cosmic victory. . . . Evangelism calls people into his kingdom, into his church, under his rule. It enlists the saved to participate in Christ’s victory over evil, to extend Christ’s victory in every area of life in which they live and serve, to bring all of life under the reign of Christ.


-Robert Webber, Common Roots: The Original Call to an Ancient-Future Faith (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009), 194.