Why Do Missions?

One of the most famous sculptures in history is Auguste Rodin’s “The Thinker”. While this statue has come to represent philosophical speculation, it was actually part of a larger work called “The Gates of Hell.” Rodin originally positioned this statue at the gates of Hell, looking in, pondering an eternity separated from God.

It might not be a bad idea for the North Carolina Assemblies of God family to learn a lesson from The Thinker and slow down, lay aside our busyness, and contemplate the reality of eternal separation from God. Think about these sobering facts:

  • Approximately 56 million people around the word die every year…
  • About 155 thousand people die every day…
  • 100 people die every minute…
  • Approximately two people die every second…
  • And Jesus said that very few of them have found the narrow road that leads to eternal life.

Missions cannot be an ancillary part of the overall program of the church. If Heaven and Hell are real, and if the gospel is the only difference between the two, then missions must be an integral part of all we do. Let’s not just contemplate eternal issues, let’s roll up our sleeves, get radical, lay our lives and fortunes on the line, and partner with the Spirit in winning the world to Christ.

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Rick and Susan

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