A Defense of Christianity's Influence on History

Evidence does not support what many secular institutions teach us.
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God is pursuing with omnipotent passion a worldwide purpose of gathering joyful worshipers for Himself from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. He has an inexhaustible enthusiasm for the supremacy of His name among the nations. Therefore, let us bring our affections into line with His, and, for the sake of His name, let us … join His global purpose.

You are not a beleaguered minority up against impossible forces. You are a privileged member of the greatest movement in history and the only one that will be around in the end (Revelation 22). Christ has promised to supply you with the power to do this work and, as history shows, Jesus always keeps his promises—even the most outrageous ones.

So, fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. Keep considering him so you don't lose heart. Run with perseverance the good race marked out for you (Hebrews 12:2-3). Let's go forward on this journey together by examining next the content of the message we seek to sow and learning why it is such very good news.

Adapted from Witness Essentials by Daniel Meyer (IVP). Used by permission of InterVarsity Press PO Box 1400 Downers Grove, IL 60515. www.ivpress.com.

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