Saturday, May 18, 2024

It's Time to Enhance Christianity in Global Missions

When Jesus gave His command to His disciples to ..."go and make disciples of all nations..." (Matthew 28:16--20 NIV), the only way then to reach people was to physically go into new areas and find places they congregated. The digital era in which we now live presents different opportunities to reach globally, and many argue faster than ever before, the Christian Today website reports   t oday (May 18, 2024).

In April 2024. the Lausanne Movement released its global "The State of the Great Commission" 2024 report.

The report indicates "It is time for a new thing."What catalysts can we use and in which ways can we use them to pursue the mission  of God's kingdom  so all can know Jesus?  

The estimated number of internet users is 5.4 billion. This represents 67 % of the global population. According to the Global Web Index, the average time spent online daily is 6.5 hours. 

The internet has made the world feel smaller in many ways. Digital or online evangelism is entering public spaces and sharing about the life, love and example of Jesus in a whole new way. There is still a significant need to physically go and share the message of Jesus with those who haven't heard, but in some cases where access is difficult, we must harness our technological landscape. 

Sharing the life and love of Jesus in a digital  world   requires a spirit of creativity, authenticity, and adaptability. If we do this, we can extend the reach of our  collective voices as we share the love of Jesus with the world. 

In the words of John Piper, "Don't wait for a feeling or love in order to share Christ with a stranger. You already love your heavenly Father, and you know that this stranger is created by Him... so take those first steps in evangelism because you love God. It is not primarily out of compassion for humanity that we share our faith or pray for the lost; it is first of all , love of God. In other words, it's not a question of  'if'' we are called. We've already said yes. The only question is 'how' to do it  in the context of today."                                                                                                                                                                           

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