Tuesday, April 25, 2006

A Passion for the Unevangelized

2 Billion people today are without access to the gospel of Jesus. Many more people are without a clear witness. What are we going to do about it? How are we going to live our lives? Here are some quotes to inspire change in us:

“We are a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt Somebody."– Jim Elliot (Missionary martyr, Ecuador - 1956)

“A congregation that is not deeply and earnestly involved in the worldwide proclamation of the gospel does not understand the nature of salvation.”– Ted Engstrom (Presiden Emeritus, World Vision)

“There are no God-forsaken places in the world...just church-forsaken."- (unknown)

“We are never closer to God than when we share His heart for the unevangelized.”– Patrick Johnstone

“We all want to do the will of God, and we know that there is nothing nearer to His heart than the evangelization of the world.”– Oswald J. Smith

“Evangelism is a church growing where it is: Missions is a church growing where it isn’t.”– Ralph Winter (Founder/Director of the United States Center for World Mission)

"We talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first." – Oswald J. Smith

"Must you go to China? How much nicer it would be to stay here and serve the Lord at home! She made it plain at last that she would not go to China." – J. Hudson Taylor’s new ex-girlfriend

“Men do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself but because it contradicts them.”– Frank Mead

“If history repeats itself, ten thousand young people will state their willingness to be used by God in the most magnificent calling in the world. If history repeats itself, perhaps less than five hundred will ever make it!”– Ed Dayton (missionary researcher)

"The evangelization of the world depends first of all upon a revival of prayer. Deeper than the need for workers; deeper far, than the need for money; deep down at the bottom of our spiritual lives is the need for the forgotten secret of prevailing, worldwide prayer. Missions have progressed slowly abroad because piety and prayer have been slow at home."- Robert Speer (missionary stateman)

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