Three Main Reasons Why We Should Support Missionary Work.
The first is simply that Christ commanded it. Jesus explicitly told His disciples: “Go into all the world, and preach the good news to all creation” (Mark 16:15). Since the Lord Jesus commanded it, true Christians will try to follow it, either by going themselves or by supporting those who do missionary work.
The second reason is that all people need to know the way of salvation. The Bible is clear in its emphasis that all men are sinful and rebellious against God and therefore are lost and need to be saved (Romans 3:23). It is true that there are many who know very little about the true God and His will. Therefore, all mankind urgently need to learn how to be saved. “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” (Romans 10:14).
The third reason is that only Jesus Christ can meet the need that each man has for salvation. Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Because there is no other God, no other Saviour, and no other way of salvation, it is imperative that Christians do everything they can to confront all, with the offer of forgiveness and eternal life, found only in Christ.
Contributed by Esther Gwengo