Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Ignoring the Great Commission

“We are forlorn like children, and experienced like old men, we are crude and sorrowful and superficial—I believe we are lost.” –Paul Baumer in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

“Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” Luke 19:9, 10

The lostness of the lost! Unlike the soldier quoted above one of the major characteristics of the lost is they do not know they are lost. One of the major characteristics of the saved is they do not know the lost are lost. If they do know the lost are lost they do not care. If they do care, they do not know how to help them. If they do know, they are afraid to help them.

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:36-38

More lost people want to be found than there are Christians who want them found.

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