Evangelism Strategy – Cross or Empire?

A Muslim editor said this to E Stanley Jones, an American Methodist missionary (90 years ago):

“From the mere standpoint of strategy
it is infinitely better for the missionaries
to DEPEND UPON THE CROSS
AND ITS MEANING OF SELF-SACRIFICE
than upon ALL THE EMPIRES and their backing.”

It’s a very serious issue. Will we trust the strategy of the Spirit of Christ to do His work? Or will we, in our “superior wisdom”, use whatever worldly powers and techniques we can grab or buy?

(quoted by E Stanley Jones in his book, “Christ of the Indian Road”)

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