- Does your church (and you) love pagans?
- Does your church know any pagans?
- Do the people in your church know how to meet pagans?
- Do the people of your church know how to talk to pagans?
- Do the people of your church know how to care for pagan?
Some will object to my use of the word “pagan” as a synonym for unbeliever in Christ, but why? It is a word that communicates more than any other that there is a kingdom of darkness and a kingdom of light. All those who are not a part of the kingdom of light are citizens of the kingdom of darkness. They may not know it, they may not look it, they may wear nice clothes and live in fine houses but they are just as far (and as close) to Christ as South Pacific Islander with a boar’s tusk through his nose.
Allow yourself to be impressed with this fact and impress this fact upon your core group for your church plant or your church. People all around us need the gospel. And they need us to love them enough to tell them about Jesus. Let this fact bend your knee to God for the boldness to proclaim the gospel unashamedly.
“The United States is now the third largest mission field in the world. Only India and China have more non-believers.” —Mission America Monthly