Good News?

If the Greek root word for evangelism is “good news”, why does the world at large not see evangelism or evangelicals as bearers of good news?

Many people, according to one survey 1 in 2 millennials, see the word as a negative. It stands for people who are bitter, negative, divisive, and who take delight in telling other people they are going to roast in hell.

Why?

If you are evangelical or practice evangelism, would you agree?

If not, what would you do to correct the perception?

Or, should I separate the words evangelism from evangelical? One is an action verb, the other describes people with a certain set of beliefs. Would that matter?

Just curious. I ponder such questions.

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