My Brother’s Keeper
Genesis 4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? While Cain tried to avoid responsiblity the fact is that like Cain we are all our brother’s keeper… or should be.
The Church is in the midst of a great decade of new opportunity for a greater thrust in world evangelization than ever before!
There have been many unbelievable earth shaking events around the globe that point to this fact, that the decade of the nineties, is indeed a decade of unparalleled change and opportunity. It has been identified as such by being referred to as, “The Decade Of Harvest,” “The Decade Of Challenge”, “The Decade Of Power”, and so on. Regardless of how it is titled, it is agreed to unanimously among most believers, we are facing an unprecedented opportunity in our generation.
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My Brother’s Keeper. There have been startling changes in geopolitical structures such as: the reunification of Germany along with the destruction of the Berlin Wall, a restructuring of Eastern Europe’s governments from Socialist to Democratic, a cooling off of internal struggles within Latin America, and above all the changes occurring daily with regards to the Middle East crisis and the possibility of an increase in peaceful relations between the West and Islam that has taken place in the wake of the Gulf War.
These changes have been coupled with the “Glasnost” policy of the former Soviet Union, which has further resulted in the apparent fall of communism. This has resulted in a new American-Russian move towards peaceful relations and a “cold war-cease fire.” With the former Soviet States opening up to the Gospel, these events certainly afford new and greater opportunities for the Church of Jesus Christ to reach our world with the Good News.
These new geopolitical realities have not only brought with them major changes in world policies but have also brought the Church world to the place of taking a closer look at world missions along with a heightened level of interest in the methods to be used for global evangelization.
The world almost appears like a giant jigsaw puzzle, as God arranges and rearranges world powers and dominions piece by piece to fit His criteria which were inspired and described in the prophecies and end-time forecasts of Holy Writ so many centuries ago. The decline of communism, and the re-alignment of Mid-East powers are not only part of God’s overall plan to reach those bound in the realm of spiritual deprivation by Marxist philosophy or Islamic religious traditions, but are also quite possibly eschatological indicators of the beginning of what many believe is to be the “last great world harvest.”
As these factors are compiled and analyzed, one thing becomes evident. God has indeed brought His Church to a new threshold of opportunity and ministry to reach the unsaved populations of our world with the salvation message of the kingdom of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Let us, therefore, rise to the occasion, together as the body of Christ to accept the challenge and boldly reach those in spiritual darkness and guide them into His marvellous light.
Western theology continues to go through change after change. The Madison Avenue approach to the marketing of each “New and Improved” version of Christianity, is baiting many contemporary Christians into complacency. As these new doctrinal concepts “flood the market,” one fact remains, multitudes of people from every nation, kindred and tongue are dying every day without having the saving knowledge Jesus Christ or even the opportunity because they have not even heard.
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And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority is given to Me in Heaven and in the earth. Therefore go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things, whatever I commanded you. And, behold, I am with you all the days until the end of the world. Amen. (Mat 28:18-20)