Go or Send With Your Gospel Gun
Good Samaritan’s Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
“The fruit of the righteous is the tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” (Prov 11:30) Baptists have a method of sending out “foreign ambassadors” to be ‘that wise’; we call them missionaries. While on ‘deputation’ Alan Granger, Missionary to Mexico, reports that of 10 missionaries called, one makes it to the field by making 4,000 calls, getting 1,000 contacts, hosting 300 meetings, gaining 125 supporting Churches where only 70 turn out to be sincere. It sounds scary but this Independent Baptist method lands more preachers of the Gospel on foreign soil than any other method, and we are so commanded to go and to send. Matthew28 says “Go ye”; Mark16, “Preach the Gospel”; Luke24, “Preach repentance”; John20, “So send I you”; Acts1, “Ye shall be witnesses”. So not only would you be wise to win souls you would be obedient to Christ’s commands. That’s wise. Understand also that the need is so great. “Untold millions are still untold, untold millions are outside the fold.” These are not only in Zacatecas, Mexico, there is a “whosoever-will-may-come” living right next door to you! “People need the Lord!”
Your neighbor has been effectively taught since childhood that he evolved from apes with no Creator. But you know for fact that “As it appointed unto men once once to die, but after this the judgment.” There is only one answer to this “judgment” and you are called to be “His witness” to a dying world. They have been taught to disbelieve the Bible, but someone who ‘does not believe in guns’, can still be shot with my 357 magnum! You gotta shoot them with a “Gospel Gun.” Use your Bible on them.