Austin Gardner

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Herbert Kane well summarized: The Bible clearly teaches that there are two destinies open to man. One involves everlasting happiness in the presence of God and the holy angels (Lk 15:10; Rev 22:3–5; 1 Thess 4:17), the other involves everlasting misery in the company of the devil and his angels (Mt 25:41). The New Testament...
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But Christ multiplies himself through the self-multiplication of the individual Christian. He has kindled his light in our souls that we may give that light to others. How long it has taken us to realize that the command to “Go” is addressed not to official servants, but to all Christians, and that Christ’s purpose is...
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It is essential that the leaders of the Church in the home lands as well as on the mission field regard the evangelization of the world as a primary obligation and devote themselves to its accomplishment. The present attitude of the Church and the plans of her leaders are certainly not consistent with a deep...
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An enterprise which aims at the evangelization of the whole world in a generation, and contemplates the ultimate establishment of the Kingdom of Christ, requires that its leaders be Christian statesmen—men with far-seeing views, with comprehensive plans, with power of initiative and with victorious faith. While the call to evangelize was addressed to the whole...
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Over the years most interpreters have tended to assume that since the ultimate fulfillment of the words about blessing to all the families of the earth was to be in the coming of the Messiah, therefore we should not look for much fulfillment before then. Ralph Winter called this assumption, “The Theory of the Hibernating...
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If we are to have more missionary pastors the subject of missions must receive larger attention in the theological seminaries. Chairs of missions should be established and filled only by men possessing both scientific attainments and a passion for the world’s evangelization. Students should be required to make an exhaustive study of the moral and...
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Many people will say, “Why in the world do we need missionaries?” Frequently we hear the platitude “Charity begins at home” used as an excuse. “There are just as many heathen here at home” is another favorite. Why do professing Christians make such excuses and even oppose missions? Harold Cook suggested four basic reasons: 1....
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Frequently one hears it said that every Christian is a missionary—meaning, every Christian ought to be a missionary. The little chorus puts it, “Be a missionary every day!” It sounds good, but this kind of fuzzy thinking only clouds the issue. Every Christian cannot be a missionary, nor should be. But what is wrong in...
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Missions is not optional for Christians. It is even less optional for those who are training for Christian leadership. If the church is to accomplish God’s will in the world, every Christian must be a world Christian. Peter Wagner explained the consequences of rejecting or neglecting missions: 1. You will find yourself sitting on the...
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Whose money is it, mine or God’s? All that we have belongs to the Lord, yet some of us have difficulty putting this truth into practice. We become anxious about our level of support and worry that too many gifts or loans will place us in financial jeopardy. A helpful technique may be to set...
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