As I scroll through my social media feeds I’m struck with a consistent, painful reality: believers post about a ton of things, most of them important and helpful. Many are quite timely; few seem to be focused eternally. What I see little of, and perhaps I’m just not seeing clearly, is a burden for those things at the very heart of God and Scripture.
I’m not mad; I’m not even frustrated. But sometimes I’m sad. Sometimes I think Satan’s very best ploy for American Christians is to get us to be obsessed with the good while ignoring the crucial.
Where are people today burdened with thoughts like these below? I meet these people all the time: everyday Christians who really care about the lostness of humanity and hunger to see the gospel bear fruit. I wish I saw it more in so-called mature believers. Maybe I’m the one who needs to mature, maybe that’s it. Maybe I’m not “with it” in today’s Changing world. Or maybe we live in the generation of spiritual confusion, particularly in the church. I will never say Evangelism is the only thing the church should be about. But for too many it seems not to be a thing at all.
where are these people today?
The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world. – C.S. Lewis
I have but one passion: It is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ.-Zinzendorf
We talk of the second coming; half the world has never heard of the first. -Oswald J Smith
America is not dying because of the strength of humanism but the weakness of evangelism. -Ravenhill
The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose. -CS Lewis