The Task is Not Yet Done

19 Mar

“God alone, who has told us that this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a testimony unto all the nations, will know when that objective has been accomplished. But I do not need to know. I know only one thing; Christ has not yet returned; therefore, the task is not yet done. When it is done, Christ will come. Our responsibility is not to insist on defining the terms of our task; our responsibility is to complete it. So long as Christ does not return, our work is not done. Let us get busy and complete our mission…Do you love the Lord’s appearing? Then you will bend every effort to take the gospel into all the world. It troubles me in the light of the clear teaching of God’s Word, in the light of our Lord’s explicit definition of our task in The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) that we take it so lightly…His is the kingdom; He reigns in heaven and He manifests His reign on earth in and through His church. When we have accomplished our mission, He will return and establish His kingdom in glory. To us it is given not only to wait for but also to hasten the coming of the day of God (2 Peter 3:12).” George Ladd quoted in A Hunger for God by John Piper

Related Another King Posts:

You Were Made for Global Missions

Mission Video – “Should be watched everyday” Andy Lytle (Video wasn’t working for a while but now it’s fixed)

Go Teams 2010 for Dummies (and Peter)

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