Why World Mission?

Jesus instucted all Christian believers to tell everyone about the Good News of God's Love. The Bible says:

Matthew 28:18-20

(18) Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. (19) Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”


And what is God's Love all about? Why is it so important? The Bible says:

John 3:16-18

(16) For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. (17) For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. (18) Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.


WOW! - How good is that?  OK, so that is indeed Good News and well worth sharing.

Faith (having a belief in Jesus) is not something we do. It is a response to what God has done already on our behalf, the response of a spirit restless in a fragmented world. But imagine if no-one tells about that Good News. The Bible says:

Romans 10:14

(14) How, then, can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of Whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?


Now you can see why World Mission is important.


Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version (Anglicised edition) copyright @1979, 1984, 2011 by Biblica (formerly International Bible Society). Used by permission of Hodder & Stoughton Publishers, a Hachette UK company. All rights reserved. 'NIV' is a registered trademark of Biblica (formerly International Bible Society). UK trademark number 1448790.

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