As our nation approaches the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the significance of its observation being on a Sunday could have added impact to the Kingdom of God. Radical Muslim terrorists flew planes into major U.S. buildings that fateful day, September 11, 2001, leaving us mourning the tragic loss of over 3,000 people. The memory of this horrific attack placed us into an indefinite war with terror as the bombs and bullets continue to spread through almost every region of our world. What should guide the Christian’s answer to these tumultuous events? Have we lost our mission?
A recent Turing Point devotional said, “According to the Pew Forum, in 2010 Christianity was the world’s largest religion—nearly a third of the world’s population. And that percentage is not expected to grow by 2050. What is expected to grow is the Muslim religion. By 2050 Muslims and Christians will make up nearly equal shares of the world’s population (just under one-third each). Hindus and Buddhists will decline as will the unaffiliated. Islam is the world’s fastest growing religion; Christianity is not growing as a percentage of the world population.”
Do we believe it is time for the Church to refresh its commitment to its commission? There is a world to reach with the Gospel! MBD remains committed to our calling: taking God’s word into closed countries of our world and distributing Bibles to those in the darkness of Islam. Recent assessments for meeting this mission of printing and distributing Bibles is stronger today than at any time in our history. The desperate need for Bibles is only matched by the opportunity for souls to be won. The Church of Jesus Christ must recognize the battle we are in and awaken to meet the challenge.
Bibles are one of the answers to bombs and bullets. MBD has open doors for both printing and distributing Bibles in the final quarter of 2016. Our continued result, for every $5 given, affords an opportunity to place God’s Word into the hands of a person in need within a closed country. On this 15thanniversary of 9/11 occurring on a Sunday, may the Church be awakened from its slumber and sleep to strategically engage in the battle for souls. May the message ring out from pulpits through church families nationwide that we are making a renewed commitment to reaching our lost world with the Gospel and God’s Word.Bombs, Bullets, And Bibles