Missions Motivators

“The Gospel is only Good News if it gets there in time” – Carl F. Henry

“You can give without loving. But you cannot love without giving.”   – Amy Carmichael

“We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first.” – Oswald J. Smith

“But before people can ask the Lord for help, they must believe in him; and before they can believe in him, they must hear about him; and for them to hear about the Lord, someone must tell them; and before someone can go and tell them, that person must be sent.”  Paul the Apostle writing to the Romans (NCV) chapter 10 vv 13,14

“The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions.  The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.”  Henry Martyn, missionary to India and Persia

Go, send, or disobey.” — John Piper

2 thoughts on “Missions Motivators

  1. “The Gospel is only Good News if it gets there in time”?

    The true gospel is the Gospel of Universal Salvation. Jesus came to save the world, and He succeeded. He’s not dependent on us. We should share the Gospel, to be sure. But the door of mercy never closes.

    1. Yes – the Gospel means ‘good news’ … and it’s only ‘good news’ to those who have heard it. If a person has never been told that ‘Good News’ and dies without the knowledge of salvation offered through Christ – then for him it wasn’t good news, was it?

      Your explanation of ‘universal salvation’ is lacking. Jesus’ work on the cross indeed was complete – but only when someone hears it, believes it, and acts upon it has salvation come to their soul. (Romans 10)

      And Christ is very dependent on those of us who believe to spread the good news about the salvation he offers. If you don’t see that, you have not accurately read His word.

      Now I do know that the Holy Spirit is at work around the world calling many in dreams and visions to Jesus Christ – but from the testimonies I’ve heard that person is always led to someone who can thoroughly explain the scriptures to them…usually someone who has been sent to take the ‘good news’ to their corner of the world.


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