Definition: (noun) Any one of the authors of the four New Testament gospel books: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John; one who practices evangelism, especially a Protestant preacher or missionary.
Synonyms: gospeler, preacher
Usage: The medieval Bible had elaborate full-page illustrations of each of the Evangelists, done in the style of Roman author portraits.
The Torah is our primary tool in evangelism.
From scriptures we understand that the Torah is perfect in converting the soul. The Torah will shut every mouth. The Torah, working with the Ruach, reproves the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. The Torah was made for the unrightous.
Indeed, when the Torah is observed and preached by the evangelist, conviction of sin and intense sobriety will grip his listeners. The sinner will understand, though he may never admit it, that the evangelist is serious about the Bible he handles and has sold his life completely out to its precepts. The sinner will be unable to gainsay the evangelist when he observes Torah, except to attack his character. As for the evangelist's life, the sinner will see a testimony against him, that a human can and should observe the entire Torah of Moshe.
The Prophets in the Tanakh used the Torah to preach against the apostate peoples of Yisrael and Yudah.
YahShua used the Torah and its correct application when He preached to the multitudes.
Apostle Sha'ul used the Torah and the Prophets to prove YahShua is YHVH.
Apostle Yochanan used the Torah, particuarly the Feast Days in Leviticus 23, as a template to reveal the end of the present age of mankind.
The evangelist who observes and preaches Torah is at a decided advantage over the evangelist who does not.
I was particularly struck by this contrast when, last year, Jed Smock preached at UCLA only days after I had been there. Whereas I had gathered a sizeable, very sober and attentive crowd, Jed had trouble gathering a crowd and once he had, he complained that they mocked, laughed and derided him all day with very little conviction of sin apparent. It is because Jed uses a false gospel which does not wrench the heart with conviction as does mine. Jed was trying to follow in my footsteps, preaching on ground I had just invaded, and, like the seven sons of Sceva, was driven back by the enemy because his weapons were ineffective compared to the weapons I had used to slay the enemy.
The Reformers understood the value of preaching Torah before grace. However, they did not understand that if you observe and keep Torah, you will bring even more conviction of sin upon the sinner, as you preach it. Both your life, your outward appearance and your speech will be riddled with law, law, law and it will prick the heart of those who listen.
This is not to say a Torah preacher will never have persecution; the early apostles all preached Torah and met all kinds of resistance. But the resistance, when it does come, will be even more intense than the typical persecution as Torah strikes at the very heart of Satan's kingdom on earth.
The rage Torah incites is so intense that the persecution is usually not legally permitted in the USA, thus why I escape most of it. I did, however, have a girl throw a rock at me once.
In any case, Torah places an evangelist at a far superior position than the pagan christian, yet another testimony proving that the Torah should and must be kept if a follower of Messiah is to do his job effectively.