By George W. Peters
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In his little booklet, Unchanging Missions - Biblical and Contemporary, Douglas Webster opens his lecture series with these words: "We begin, then, where mission begins, with God. Only such an approach does justice to the well-sustained claim of Georg F. "` Only as mission has its source in and derives its nature and authority from the triune God can it truly generate lasting and enduring motivation and become really Christian, really meaningful. On any other level it remains humanism, no matter how "religionized" or "Christianized" such humanism may be.
Apologetics and Christian evidences have done a noble work in defending the rationale and historicity of Christianity and of the authenticity and integrity of the Bible. A study of comparative religions has sought to establish the supremacy and uniqueness of Christianity among the religions of the world. None of the disciplines, however, is able to produce evidences so conclusive that they cannot be challenged. In the end, a Christian takes his stand in faith upon revelation as it is recorded in the words of the Bible, substantiated by rational evidences, and verified in his own moral nature as the ultimate, absolute and final truth.
From "The Missionary Society as the Sending Agency," Bibliotheca Sacra 125 (1968):116-22. Chapter 7. The Instruments of Missions The Call of God and the Ministry of the Word From "The Call of God," Bibliotheca Sacra 120 (1963) : 322-33. 19 (1962) : 335-41. Foreword THIS IS AN IMPORTANT BOOK. It touches on all of the issues fundamental to missions in our time. Probably no specifically missionary book has ever undertaken as profound and comprehensive a treatment of the subject as this one. Add to this the significant fact that the author is clearly identified with the conservative evangelical position.
A Biblical Theology of Missions by George W. Peters