A World-Wide Need

The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23), making sin the biggest killer in the world since all have sinned (Romans 3:23). There is only one thing that can separate a human being from the God of heaven, and that is the sin which he/she commits (Isaiah 59:2).

Here is the dilemma: one whose sin separates him from the Creator has no way of getting back to God on his own (by his own strength or wisdom). The only way to the Father is through Jesus (John 14:6). The only remedy for sin is the blood of Jesus (Ephesians 1:7), and the only way to be reconciled to God is by the Christ’s death (Romans 5:8-10). The news that such salvation is available through Jesus is revealed in the gospel (Romans 1:16). When one obeys the gospel, he is forgiven of all past sins (Romans 6:17,18). If one has sinned but has not obeyed the gospel, he remains lost, and if he dies in that condition, he will be lost eternally (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9). How can lost people learn these truths?

King Jesus said to go. He said to preach. He said to go and preach. He said to go and preach the gospel. He said to go and preach the gospel to every creature. He said to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. You know I am not making this up! It is in your Bible in Mark 16:15.

The need to evangelize the world is a constant. It never changes. It never goes away. It never becomes inconsequential. It never becomes optional.

How many people live in the world today? About 7.87 billion. Brethren, our plans to reach the lost must include all people in all places! The current population of the United States is 332 million [stats taken from www.worldometers.info on 4 June 2021]. That means approximately 4.25% of the world’s population is in the USA, while almost 96% of the folks on the planet live outside of our territory. Let that thought sink in . . . 96%! Who will go teach them?

We have the resources to evangelize the world in our generation! Let us not be like the wimpy ten spies, but be like the real giant, Caleb, who exhorted God’s people, “Let us go up at once . . .” (Numbers 13:30). Indeed, brethren, let us go now to largely- populated cities, to the most remote villages, to every university campus, to our neighbors, and let us “go out into the highways and hedges” (Luke 14:23) with the great news that Jesus is the world’s Savior (1 John 4:14).

We have the manpower to get the gospel to every person. We also have the financial power to send and support workers. May our mighty God help us to have the fire and faith to carry His saving plan to the lost!

— Roger D. Campbell