I have to say that it is modern free-will theology, and not Calvinism, which is damaging to evangelism. The reason I say that is many people in the U.S. have been inoculated to the gospel by the idea that they are already saved. They said a â€śsinners prayerâ€ť at one time, and now, because some Southern Baptist (or other Baptist, or Calvary Chapel, or Berean Fundamentalist, or Presbyterian) evangelist told them that they are saved, they believe themselves to be saved even though they would never stand up to the test of Ephesians 5:5 â€śKnow this for sure, that no sexually immoral person, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God.â€ť
The free grace of God that is given in the true Biblical gospel not only results in intellectual ascent, but in a changed life. â€śTherefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new. â€ś (2 Corinthians 5:17) That is the power of God to change totally depraved, worthless sinners into the image of Godâ€™s own Son. Donâ€™t sell yourselves short for a form of godliness that denies Godâ€™s power!