What is the place of missions in God’s purposes?

By now, this question is obvious, if you have read all the preceding articles and taken the time to look up all the verses in the Scriptures.  Missions is the means by which God gets more glory.  As John Piper has written, “Missions is not the ultimate purpose of God, God’s glory is.  Many nations / people groups still don’t worship the true God, nor give Him glory.  Missions exists, because worship of the true God does not exist still in many unreached nations.  Missions exists because worship does not. ”  (John Piper’s thought, in chapter 1 of his book, Let the Nations Be Glad, (see below) with my own additional emphasis and exposition.)

God’s purpose is for His own glory to be made known in all the earth among all the nations.  Missions is the means by which that is accomplished, and that includes language and culture learning, going, evangelism, baptizing new converts, teaching, discipleship, church-planting, worship, leadership training. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 14:21-23; Titus 1:5-7)

Resources:

Let the Nations Be Glad

The Great Omission: A Biblical Basis for World Evangelism

 

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