I've been reading a biography on a bloke called Jim Elliot (1927-56) and have been loving it! He seems to have a very similar thought pattern as me and has faced almost the exact same problems and decisions I am and will soon face.
I ran across his thought on mission abroad and his response to the challenge to stay in America and grow God's kingdom there.
"I dare not stay home while Quichuas perish. So what if the well-fed Church in the homeland needs stirring? They have the Scriptures, Moses and the Prophets, and a whole lot more. Their condemnation is written on their bankbooks and in the dust on their Bible covers."There is a lot of truth in that we already have the gospel established in Australia and there are other countries who are in desperate need to hear the saving grace of God, perhaps more than Australia. However, I wonder if our situation is much different now. We are in a post-Christian society where Church and Jesus is a thing of the past, something for oldies. Perhaps there is a greater need in Australia now since Jesus is on the way out? But the name of the Lord doesn't just belong to Australia but all Nations. Everyone needs to Praise the Lord and fear His name. If I am willing and able...why not?
Should I stay or should I go?