Some time ago I had a discussion on Facebook in which I happened to say something that quickly ended the debate. What I said was that I didn’t think the Word of God was so difficult to understand and this was clearly a very provoking statement - so provoking that the person I was talking to did not want to continue.
I am not trying to claim that there is nothing in the Word of God that don’t understand, but I do think we often make things more complicated than necessary.
The majority of the people that have not yet heard the message of eternal salvation and peace with God through Jesus, live within what we call the 10-40 window. These are the countries from the west coast of Africa to the east coast of Asia and approximately from 10 degrees to 40 degrees north of the Equator. Here live millions of Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and others, who have never had the opportunity to hear about Jesus.
East Africa is a turbulent area in desperate need of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but it’s also an area where it’s hard for missionaries from the west to enter. Though it’s possible for missionaries to travel to some of the countries (like South Sudan), other countries are totally closed for western missionaries.
There are, however, many fervent followers of Jesus in those areas and many of them are also more than willing to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to their own regions and beyond. What they need is someone to send them out and give them the proper training they need.
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Today there are some Christians who put a lot of emphasis on the destruction of Jerusalem in the year 70 AD as the fulfillment of the Bible's end-time prophecies, or the end of this age - and by that they mean the end of the old covenant. Now, I agree that the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple was a major turning point for Jews, because that meant they could no longer do their offerings, the holy and the holy of holies (as parts of the temple) were destroyed, which was a big shift for Jews.
However, I think you have to twist a whole lot of scriptures if you would like to push all end-time prophecies on the destruction of Jerusalem, claim that the new covenant did not fully start until 70 AD and that the destruction of Jerusalem was "the end of the age" - meaning the end of the Old Testament age/time period....
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