SENDING TRUTH AROUND THE WORLD FOR THE GLORY OF GOD & THE JOY OF THE NATIONS
We believe that God has commissioned His church to be the bearer of truth to the nations. We believe that truth is the Gospel of Jesus Christ from the Bible. We also believe it is that truth that will bring the greatest joy to all peoples, because that is what they need more than anything else.
Paul Washer, the founder of HeartCry said this about biblical missions, “We are not called to send missionaries around the world, we are called to send truth through missionaries around the world.”
We believe that statement, because it places a high priority, not on the going, but on WHY we are going…“to teach them to observe all things that Christ commanded…” (Matt.28:20).
We must be in love with Christ & hold a high view of the authority & supremacy of His Word if we are going to go around the world in His Name. His Name is far too valuable to take our opinions or just our abilities. We must take His TRUTH, because according to Romans 1:16, that is the POWER of God to save all those who believe.
That is why we also agree with the following statement from Pastor & theologian, John Piper.
Missions is NOT the ultimate goal of the Church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship does not. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever.
Worship, therefore, is the fuel and goal in missions. It is the goal of missions because in missions we simply aim to bring the nations into the white-hot enjoyment of God’s glory. The goal of missions is the gladness of the peoples in the greatness of God!—
John Piper, Let The Nations Be Glad; The Supremacy of God in Missions
Psalms 67:1-4; 7
God be gracious to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us—Selah. 2 That Your way may be known on the earth, Your salvation among all nations. 3 Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. 4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness and guide the nations on the earth. 7 God blesses us, that all the ends of the earth may fear Him. Selah.