New PDF release: A Biblical Theology of Missions

By George W. Peters

This exhaustive theology of missions specializes in concept and biblical mandates for missions as an essential component of theology. George Peters, a most popular missions authority, considers either liberal and conservative perspectives, even supposing his personal stance is solidly evangelical.

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They lacked historical evidences and authorita tive criteria. They built neither my faith nor my life. They were subjective, uncritical speculations. They did not nurture missions' motivation or create missionary dynamic. The theories failed to captivate my heart or dynamize my volition. Thus I abide with the Bible as my guide, directive and authority. I also want to say that I am well acquainted with the writings of modern councils and men. I have read and digested the reports of the great and historic councils sponsored by the International Missionary Council, and The International Review of Missions has been on my reading list for many years.

They did not nurture missions' motivation or create missionary dynamic. The theories failed to captivate my heart or dynamize my volition. Thus I abide with the Bible as my guide, directive and authority. I also want to say that I am well acquainted with the writings of modern councils and men. I have read and digested the reports of the great and historic councils sponsored by the International Missionary Council, and The International Review of Missions has been on my reading list for many years.

Part I BIBLICAL FOUNDATION OF MISSIONS 1 Missionary Theology and Jesus Christ CHRISTIANITY is Christocentric. Christ, together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, is its object of faith and worship. Since He provides the supreme example and pattern of conduct, service, attitude and direction for life, a study of His life is illuminating and inspiring. We concern ourselves here only with His relation to the world and to worldwide missions. What was Christ's attitude toward nonJewish people? Does He relate His ministry to the world of nations?

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