As many of those who read this blog realize by now, I struggle with the modern American church, and have found that I have fallen into the basic message it propagates.
A few years ago, as I mentioned in the introduction to this post series, I stumbled over the graphic below.
I was greatly saddened by the self love of the modern church, but mostly of how I had accepted the “normality” of the situation.
By way of explanation, the graphic below defines three “worlds” in relation to their opportunity to hear the gospel.
|World A||Unevangelized People||2.2 Billion|
|World B||Evangelized non-Christians||1.9 Billion|
|World C||Christians||1.9 Billion|
What I find so sad is the focus on evangelizing the saved, the believer. I draw your attention to the third column, which gives an “e” factor. This “e” factor equals the evangelism hours (offers) received per year per capita. In other words, in World C, each person receives a average of 400 hours of evangelism per person every year. In World A, each person is “lucky” to get one offer each year.
When my wife and I were first married, we had a little poster on a wall in our home that spoke of the dead sea. I think the graphic said something like .. “The dead sea is dead because it has no outlet – It only receives.”
As believers in World C, our deadness I fear is a result of not reaching out to those who are in such desperate need, but only servicing our own supposed needs.
Brother & Sister – Consider how you may target the unreached, uncontacted and un targeted. There are numerous mission organizations that are hurting at this time that has World A as their focus.
I hope this post will motivate you to find focus in your giving and prayers.
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