Unique among all the major religions of the world, Christianity is a global phenomenon. It is not dominant among only one ethnic group or geographical region, but is spread out roughly evenly throughout the entire world.
And there’s a reason for that!
As the Apostle Paul exclaims emphatically in Rom 3, God is the one, true and living God, and therefore he is the Lord and God of the whole whole world, Jew and gentile, slave and free, women and men - everyone, everything.
Which is why Christians going into all the world is one of the three ‘necessities’ of the risen Jesus - it was necessary that the Messiah should suffer, that he should rise from the dead, and that repentance and the forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed to all nations.
Over the next few weeks, we will be exploring how we at CCIW obey this Great Commission of Jesus, both through our gospel partners, as well as in our own immediate network.
Because the vision of the gospel is people from every nation, tribe and language, a great multitude that no one could count, worshipping the Lamb who was slain for them