Why Not Reach More for the Gospel?
You don’t have to read very far into the Book of Acts before you realize how racially diverse those first century churches were. Acts 2:9-11 mentions Parthians, Medes, Elamites, Mesopotamians, Judeans, Cappadocians, residents of Pontus, Asia, Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, Libya, Cyrene, Rome, Crete, and Arabia. It is safe to say that a combination of these individual ethnic groups were all attending the same church. Interestingly enough, America is made up of the same kind of demographic melting pot. There are cultures and people groups represented from all over the world in the U.S. And yet, unlike the New Testament churches of the first century, American churches are predominantly mono-ethnic in constitution. Why is this? Are American Christians not concerned about reaching ethnic groups outside of their own; especially when, often times, they live right next door them? More importantly, is God not concerned about His people being a light to all the nations of this world? Pastor Ray Chang dives into this subject and so much more in his interview with Rachael Lee posted on Christians Daily.