by Oswald J. Smith

If I refuse to give anything to missions this year, I practically cast a ballot in favor of the recall of every missionary.

If I give less than heretofore I favor reduction of the missionary forces proportionate to my reduced contribution.

If I give the same as formerly, I favor holding the ground already won; 
but I oppose any forward movement.  My song is “Hold the Fort,” forgetting that the Lord never intended His army to take refuge in a fort.  All his soldiers are commanded to “Go!”

If I increase my offering beyond former years, then I favor an advance movement in the conquest of new territory for Christ.

 

4 Comments
  • Posted November 3, 2014 4:26 pm
    by Eric Elrod

    Puts faith promise in a whole new perspective! Thanks for sharing. I like the picture, also!

  • Posted November 6, 2014 10:52 am
    by Mackenzie

    This is very good & challenging! Challenges me to step out on a little more faith with my giving.

  • Posted November 7, 2014 3:07 pm
    by Tim Kelly

    Thank you for sharing this its a great challenge to give to missions

  • Posted November 7, 2014 8:29 pm
    by Nancy Kelly

    By reading this article is has helped me to have faith with my giving.

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