I ask myself this question frequently. First of all, I don’t direct that question to others.
I’m troubled by my own lack of concern.
So the question is,
Why am I not more concerned about people in Nations where Christ is not yet known?
Of the World’s 7.47 billion people over 3 billion people of them have never heard the Gospel. That’s why I shared 3 Ways We’re Reaching People Who Have Never Heard of Christ in my last article.
When I travel to least reached Nations I walk down the streets and actually see people who may die and go to hell if I don’t do something about it. I see families and faces and realize their need. It’s staggering to think that well over 95 out of every 100 people who I see don’t know Christ and have never even heard of him. That’s why I pray,
“Lord , help me to be more concerned about these lost and dying people who have never had an opportunity to follow Christ.”
However, when I return home I gradually become less concerned about the people I see.
The old saying, “Out of sight, out of mind” becomes a reality.
I’ve been examining my own heart and asking myself why I’m not more concerned, even after seeing these people firsthand. I can only imagine how hard it is for you to understand the gravity of this problem since it’s hard for you to imagine that this lost world exists.
Why aren’t committed Christians more concerned about the over 3 billion people in the World who have never had an opportunity to hear the Gospel?
Here’s some possible answers:
- We’re too preoccupied with our own life or problems.
- Perhaps we’re lazy or complacent.
- Maybe we don’t believe hell is for real or people will actually die and go to hell if they don’t follow Christ .
Are there other reasons we’re not more concerned about lost people in unreached nations or even in our own nation?
Is it fair for some to hear the Gospel while others don’t get that opportunity?
Why are committed Christians not more concerned about lost people?
Would you please give me your input?