Bob Creson, President of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, Roy Peterson, President of The Seed Company, Gina Fadely, International Frontier Missions Director of YWAM, and Paul Eshleman, VP Networks and Partnerships for CCCI, talk about eliminating Bible poverty.
Reconciliation and unity are major themes here at Cape Town 2010. I can’t help but think of some of the world’s conflicts and desperately want to see reconciliation in Rwanda, Nigeria, DRC, Israel, Palestine, Pakistan, India, and the list goes on and on. But at our table group we found ourselves discussing unresolved conflicts within the Church in India, the Middle East and the USA .
It is interesting, however, to pay attention to the small print in God’s Word. The ministry of reconciliation we have been given by the Lord is the ministry of reconciling people with their Creator, through a relationship with Jesus Christ. As people grow into that reconciliation, deeper and deeper, they will actually find ways to resolve the differences with people of other ethnic, language and political backgrounds.
At my table group today, a brother from India said, “Unity is a question of maturity in Christ.” It touches me deeply to think about what that means. What we hope for is not going to come about through dialogue or strategy. The unity we hope for will come about through study of the Scriptures and maturity. The nations in turmoil need the Scriptures before we can expect to see unity.
Let’s pray together for those who so desperately seek unity. “…until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature…” Ephesians 4:13