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A Progress Report That Is Just the Opposite

Last night, the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force of the Southern Baptist Convention gave a progress report to the Executive Committee. Their progress report, however, was just the opposite in my opinion. Their progress did show the progress the Task Force had made in determining a plan of action, but primarily, this document showed me the lack of progress we Southern Baptists—and all Christians!—have made in regards of fulfilling the Great Commission! Do you realize that 90% of the world is lost? Do you realize that this means that 90% of the world—unless God saves them through our evangelism (Romans 10:14-17)—will burn eternally in hell for not trusting Christ alone for salvation? This progress report reveals our utter failure to fulfill the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19-20: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Have we done this? The answer is a RESOUNDING NO! “Lament and mourn and weep!” as James wrote in his epistle. The featured passage from the GCR Task Force last night was Joel 2:12-17, and it is worth reading and praying over. Let us break our hearts in repentance and contrition toward God!

Brothers and sisters in Christ, the world around us is dead and dying toward that ultimate eternal death of hell. How can our hearts not break within us, knowing that we are tasked by our Lord to evangelize these people and spread His gospel of free salvation to any who will repent and believe!? Brothers and sisters, let us stop looking to ourselves, but let us look to our family, friends, and neighbors who don’t know Christ. Let us, beloved readers, look at the spiritual death around us and confront it with the life-giving Spirit of God through our evangelism.

You can read the GCR Task Force progress report here.

I do not apologize for interrupting the Working with God’s Word series, as this was a much more urgent matter to deal with. The next post should resume the series begun two days ago.

  1. February 27, 2010 at 6:19 am

    I like to read your posts,,,

    so inspired me…

  2. February 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Thank you for the feedback!

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