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Cum sa (nu ) fi misionar american in Europa

Un interesant articol despre Cum sa (nu) fi misionar american in Scotia. Cred ca, fara prea multa nuantare, observatiile autorului se potrivesc si situatiei din Romania– update. Probabil as parafraza articolul, Cum sa (nu) fi misionar american in Europa.

Cititi tot articolul . Iata cateva cuvinte mai jos…

„Those who are funding you demand results – that means bottoms on seats. It means numbers. In order to be able to report home that God is at work through you and therefore people should be supporting you, you need to highlight the growth and the numerical increase. For that to happen in postmodern Scotland the easiest way is to go to an area where there are a significant number of churches (which you consider to be pretty dead) and poach. Given the manpower and money it only takes a modest level of competency to gather 50 plus people. You can then send reports of how you have established a church (or to use the jargon – ‘how God is working through you’) and your supporters back home will be happy. But at what cost? I do not deny that the Lord can and does bless even through such methods. Of course there are people who are genuinely converted but there is also harm done – some churches are weakened, others are tempted to try such short-termism and overall the impact of the gospel on the community is severely weakened.”

Ca sa nu ramanem numai cu o perspectiva negativa asupra misionarilor americani, vreau totusi sa contrabalansez subliniind totusi faptul ca ei sunt gata sa ‘faca misiune’.

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Billy Graham

Astazi renumitul predicator-evanghelist Billy Graham implineste 91 de ani.
O varsta frumoasa. Iata ce spune la anii astia, dupa doi ani de cand sotia lui ,Ruth, a trecut la cele vesnice:
“ I’ve experienced God’s gracious love in a personal way all these years,’ Mr. Graham said, pausing to reflect on life’s blessings as he enters his tenth decade. ‘Today my heart is filled with gratitude to the Lord for all He has done for me, and for all the prayers from so many people over the years.’
…‘While I know God keeps me here for a purpose, I look forward to the time when I will be reunited with Ruth in Heaven,’ Mr. Graham said. ‘However, I am enjoying this season of life, watching my children and grandchildren – and now even my great-grandchildren – grow more fully into their own ministries. It is another blessing of these senior years.’ ” (assistnews.net)

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LifeWay Research preconizeaza ca, in jurul anului 2050, membralitatea in cadrul Southern Baptist Convention va fi in declin pana la aproape 50%. Asta in conditiile in care se pastreaza rata actuala de (des)crestere.

Cauze:  secularism, indiferenta , etc, imbatranirea si moartea membrilor.

Solutia:  propunere ca ca  tinerii sa fie  atrasi prin evanghelizare si implicati in slujire mai mult.

un ateu sincer despre evanghelizare

Rar mi-a fost dat sa citesc o marturie atat de sincera  ca aceea facuta de acest om despre care veti citi in articolul de mai jos.

In particular el vorbeste despre Africa, dar putem extrapola.

Motivul pentru care biserica face misiune este simplu: este nevoie ca oamenii sa fie eliberati!

Si de asta nu are nevoie numai Africa, ci si cei ‘crestinati’ de mii de ani.

Evanghelia lui Cristos este cea care aduce lumina si eliberare.

Este interesant ca un ateu declarat, cum este autorul articolului de mai jos, poate fi atat de onest incat sa spuna lucrurile pe care le spune.

„Now a confirmed atheist, I’ve become convinced of the enormous contribution that Christian evangelism makes in Africa: sharply distinct from the work of secular NGOs, government projects and international aid efforts. These alone will not do. Education and training alone will not do. In Africa Christianity changes people’s hearts. It brings a spiritual transformation. The rebirth is real. The change is good.”

(Un ateu declarat -spune autorul despre sine –  m-am convins de contributia enorma pe care evanghelismul crestin o face in Africa: o contributie total distincta de aceea a altor ONG seculare, a proiectelor guvernamentale sau a efortului internatinal de ajutorare.Acestea singure nu vor reusi. Educatia si pregatirea, in ele insele, nu vor reusi. in Africa, crestinismul schimba inima oamenilor.Aduce o transformare spirituala. Renasterea este reala. Schimbarea este buna)

„Removing Christian evangelism from the African equation may leave the continent at the mercy of a malign fusion of Nike, the witch doctor, the mobile phone and the machete.”

(Indepartarea evanghelismului crestin din ecuatia africana ar putea lasa acest continent la cheremul   unei fuziuni maligne dintre Nike -/comercialism/- , vrajitorie, telefonie mobila si macheta  -/sabii pe care oamenii le-au flosita in diferite maceluri./…)

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