God's Priority: Unreached People

December 14, 2011

To plant a witness for our Saviour within those nations where He previously had no people for His name hasbeen the top priority of Christian Aid for more than 50 years. It's the main point of foreign missions as revealed in the New Testament. God's Word is not man-centered; it is Christ-centered.

The purpose of missions is not primarily to save poor lost souls who might otherwise perish (although that is important). If it were, we don't need to go to foreign countries. Millions of lost souls are all around us. The original foreign missionary, though surrounded by unevangelized masses said, “I have no more place in these parts” (Romans 15:23). What did he mean? Simply that our Lord, looking down from the heavens, would find a people for His name in Ephesus, Corinth, Philippi, and all those other places where Paul had worked. Though small and imperfect, these groups of believers were each the temple of the living God in their localities.