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The China Inland Mission, founded with the humblest of beginnings on June 26, 1865, with 10 pounds, a prayer, and the opening of a British bank account, over the course of the following decades grew to become a missionary recruiting and sending “octopus” with tentacles that stretched from London to Chicago to the farthest reaches...
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Murrow, Rev. Joseph Samuel, a missionary to the Choctaw Indians, in the Indian Territory, sent out and supported by the Rehoboth Baptist Association of Georgia, was born in Jefferson Co., Ga., June 7, 1835. He became a Christian at a very early age, and received academical instruction in youth. He joined Green Fork Baptist church,...
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James Thomson was a Baptist pastor who went to Argentina in 1818 as a representative of the British and Foreign School Society.  This Society founded schools on the Lancasterian system by which pupils who had learned to read were used to teach others. Thomson’s church in Edinburgh paid his fare out to Buenos Aires and...
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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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It is ironic that at the time of its founding, one of its visionaries, Arthur T. Pierson (1837–1911), had issued a warning in his book The Crisis of Missions about liberal theology which would ultimately become the undoing of the movement. At that very time modernistic rationalism was just getting a foothold in the seminaries...
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