Responding to …..
Intro : GO INTO ALL THE WORLD….
NEITHER JEW nor GENTILE
When making His covenant with Abraham, God told him that he would be the father of “many nations.” (Genesis 17:3-7)
“I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.” – John 10:16
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. – Galatians 3:26-29 (NIV, emphasis added)
GREAT COMMISSION / BiblE
USA – decline ( see screenshots )
WORLD – (By 2050 ) only one-fifth of the worlds Christians will be non-Hispanic whites. The typical Christian will be a woman living in a Nigerian village or in a Brazilian shantytown.
For instance, in 1900, there were approximately 10 million Christians in Africa. By 2000, there were 360 million.
By 2025, conservative estimates see that number rising to 633 million. Those same estimates put the number of Christians in Latin America in 2025 at 640 million and in Asia at 460 million.
Tertullian’s 2nd Century maxim during an era of outright persecution, “semen est sanguis Christianorum” — “blood is the seed of Christians.”
Most of his writing was in defense of Christianity against persecution from without or heresy from within.
ATHEIST – no God
“New Atheists” –
Agnostic – not sure
Nones – nothing
All the “Nones….”
World View Basics….
John 4 – Samaritan woman
Love ( your enemy )
Gentleness ( be evident )
Know what you are up against