Mayor W. Ian Thomas was a great evangelist of the 20th century. He was born on September 13, 1914, in Hampstead, UK, and went to be with the Lord on August 1, 2007.
However he did not join the ranks of post-modernist evangelicalism. He mentioned that if he were to call anyone to Christ, it would be as he describes in this video.
Though he did not mention it, usually when a living-being went to the altar; it was to be slaughtered. Therefore if anyone walks forward at a Biblical ‘altar call,’ it ought to be to ‘die to self;’ and to be willing to die for Christ’s name sake.
As he further added. If a person comes to Christ, then if necessary, they will also be willing to be imprisoned for Christ’s sake (more in comments.)
Please note that I am against these unbiblical ‘repeat this prayer after me sinners prayers.’ Further, I believe that most altar calls should not be given, as they are today. But if (if) an altar call ever were to be given, then Major Thomas explains how one ought to be given. As he said, “I wouldn’t invite any man or woman, boy or girl to walk down any church to come to Christ, who wasn’t prepared for that quality of Christianity.”
“To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27
I liked Major Thomas’ last words. “This is evangelism!”