When we were missionaries in Turkey, I went because I believed that in a nation of over 70 million people, everyone could be saved. I see this belief as fundamental to our understanding of missions according to the Bible.
If Donald Trump had characterized a specific group of human beings as a “basket of deplorables,” would Russell Moore not have criticized him harshly for such an attitude?
After calling on Jesus to save him and forgive him, Johnny’s life was changed forever! Knowing his past and hearing his testimony, God used Johnny to bring his mom, other family members, and friends to salvation. Even his former poolroom owner got saved!
It is my opinion that unless the SBC can find a way to help combat this situation, that in fifteen to twenty years we will not have forty-four thousand churches but we will consist of about twenty-five to thirty-thousand churches.
The SBC is primarily made up of small churches with fewer than one hundred in attendance on Sunday. In fact, such churches make up approximately half of our forty-four thousand churches.