“What Is Y.T.M. Evangelism?”

“Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things”- Rom. 2:1

Y.T.M. Evangelism is an approach to evangelism based on Nathan’s dealings with David in 2 Samuel chapter 12: 1-13. The acronym Y.T.M. stands for “You’re the Man”.

This is the declaration that Nathan made to David after he had aroused David’s anger with a story of an injustice committed against an innocent poor man. It is our conviction that just as Nathan’s parable and words led David to the inevitable conclusion that he was guilty of the exact crime he condemned in someone else, so too by a similar “Self-incrimination scenario” can the modern evangelist illustrate to the unbeliever that his sin should be punished.

This isn’t a trick. This technique is Biblical. In fact, it happened in the Bible three other times. Genesis 38:6-26, 2 Samuel 14:1-20 and 1 Kings 20:35-43.