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Evangelism Versus Discipling?

 

 

How effective is evangelism compared to the doubling effect of discipling?

 

 

 

How quickly would each reach the population of the world?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assuming the current world population is approximately 6,800,000,000 people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If evangelists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

brought 5,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

people each day

 

 

 

If a discipler discipled

 

 

 

to salvation.

 

 

 

one person for one year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and then the two of them

 

 

 

On the day of

 

 

 

discipled 2 people the next

 

 

 

Pentecost,

 

 

 

year, and then the 4 of

 

 

 

Peter only brought

 

 

 

them discipled 4 people

 

 

 

3,000 people to

 

 

 

the next year and the 8

 

 

 

Christ.

 

 

 

of them discipled 8 people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the next year , and so on…

 

 

 

5,000 per day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

= 1,825,000/year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This many

 

At

 

This many

 

 

 

people would

 

end of

 

people would

 

 

 

be saved

 

Year #

 

be saved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,825,000

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

3,650,000

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

5,475,000

 

3

 

4

 

 

 

7,300,000

 

4

 

8

 

 

 

9,125,000

 

5

 

16

 

 

 

10,950,000

 

6

 

32

 

 

 

12,775,000

 

7

 

64

 

 

 

14,600,000

 

8

 

128

 

 

 

16,425,000

 

9

 

256

 

 

 

18,250,000

 

10

 

512

 

 

 

20,075,000

 

11

 

1,024

 

 

 

21,900,000

 

12

 

2,048

 

 

 

23,725,000

 

13

 

4,096

 

 

 

25,550,000

 

14

 

8,192

 

 

 

27,375,000

 

15

 

16,384

 

 

 

29,200,000

 

16

 

32,768

 

 

 

31,025,000

 

17

 

65,536

 

 

 

32,850,000

 

18

 

131,072

 

 

 

34,675,000

 

19

 

262,144

 

 

 

36,500,000

 

20

 

524,288

 

 

 

38,325,000

 

21

 

1,048,576

 

 

 

40,150,000

 

22

 

2,097,152

 

 

 

41,975,000

 

23

 

4,194,304

 

 

 

43,800,000

 

24

 

8,388,608

 

 

 

45,625,000

 

25

 

16,777,216

 

 

 

47,450,000

 

26

 

33,554,432

 

 

 

49,275,000

 

27

 

67,108,864

 

 

 

51,100,000

 

28

 

134,217,728

 

 

 

52,925,000

 

29

 

268,435,456

 

 

 

54,750,000

 

30

 

536,870,912

 

 

 

56,575,000

 

31

 

1,073,741,824

 

 

 

58,400,000

 

32

 

2,147,483,648

 

 

 

60,225,000

 

33

 

4,294,967,296

 

 

 

62,050,000

 

34

 

8,589,934,592

 

 

 

63,875,000

 

35

 

17,179,869,184

 

 

 

65,700,000

 

36

 

34,359,738,368

 

 

 

67,525,000

 

37

 

68,719,476,736

 

 

 

69,350,000

 

38

 

137,438,953,472

 

 

 

71,175,000

 

39

 

274,877,906,944

 

 

 

73,000,000

 

40

 

549,755,813,888

 

 

 

74,825,000

 

41

 

1,099,511,627,776

 

 

 

76,650,000

 

42

 

2,199,023,255,552

 

 

 

78,475,000

 

43

 

4,398,046,511,104

 

 

 

80,300,000

 

44

 

8,796,093,022,208

 

 

 

82,125,000

 

45

 

 

 

 

 

83,950,000

 

46

 

During the 43rd year, the entire

 

 

 

85,775,000

 

47

 

population of the world would be

 

 

 

87,600,000

 

48

 

reached for Christ.

 

 

 

89,425,000

 

49

 

 

 

 

 

91,250,000

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

273,750,000

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

456,250,000

 

200

 

 

 

 

 

638,750,000

 

300

 

 

 

 

 

821,250,000

 

400

 

 

 

 

 

1,003,750,000

 

500

 

 

 

 

 

2,828,750,000

 

1000

 

 

 

 

 

4,653,750,000

 

3000

 

 

 

 

 

6,478,750,000

 

4000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It would take evangelists over 4,000 years to reach only that portion of the world's population that exists today!

 

Do we have that much time?

 

 

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