Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Great Commission

Recently I read this quote by John Stam, a missionary martyr to China. I was just floored and had to post it.
"Let us remind ourselves that the Great Commission was never qualified by clauses calling for advance only if funds were plentiful and no hardship or self-denial involved. On the contrary, we are told to expect tribulation and even persecution, but with it victory in Christ...It is ours to show, in the salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ, and in personal communion with Him, a joy unspeakable and full of glory that cannot be affected by outside circumstances." - John Stam

This is from a man who, with his wife, was martyred in China for sharing the gospel. I cannot even imagine being able to truthfully state this. I want my faith to be like this. I want to not be afraid of what will happen but to be willing to give my life for the sake of Christ. 

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