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Have a passion for the Unreached people's of the earth

William Carey in his book called 'An enquiry', wrote the following in order to create a passion in people to go to places where there is no present witness or testimonies of the good news of the gospel of God. I also hope that the following will create in you a passion to pray or go or send to the unreached places of this world.

Our own countrymen have the means of grace, and may attend on the word preached if they chuse it.  They have the means of knowing the truth, and faithful ministers are placed in almost every part of the land, whose spheres of action might be much extended if their congregations were but more hearty and active in the cause:  but with them the case is widely different, who have no Bible, no written language, (which many of them have not) no ministers, no good civil government, nor any of those advantages which we have.   Pity therefore, humanity, and much more Christianity, call loudly for every possible exertion   to introduce   the  gospel  amongst  them.  

A Christian minister is a person who in a peculiar sense is not his own; he is the servant of God, and therefore ought to be wholly devoted to him.  By entering on that sacred office he solemnly undertakes to be always engaged, as much as possible, in the Lord’s work, and not to chuse his own pleasure, or employment, or pursue the ministry as a something that is to subserve his own ends, or interests, or as a kind of bye-work.  He engages to go where God pleases, and to do, or endure what he sees fit to command, or call him to, in the exercise of his function.  He virtually bids farewell to friends, pleasures, and comforts, and stands in readiness to endure the greatest sufferings in the work of his Lord, and Master.  It is inconsistent for ministers to please themselves with thoughts of a numerous auditory, cordial friends, a civilized country, legal protection, affluence, splendour, or even a competency.  The flights, and hatred of men, and even pretended friends, gloomy prisons, and tortures, the society of barbarians of uncouth speech, miserable accommodations in wretched wildernesses, hunger, and thirst, nakedness, weariness,  and  painfulness, hard work, and but little  worldly  encouragement,  should  rather  be the  objects  of  their  expectation.  Thus  the apostles acted,  in  the  primitive times,  and endured hardness, as good soldiers of Jesus Christ; and though we living in a civilized country, where Christianity is protected by law, are not called to suffer these things while we continue here, yet I question whether all are justified in staying here, while so many are perishing without means of grace in other lands.  Sure I am that it is entirely contrary to the spirit of the gospel, for its ministers to enter upon it from interested motives, or with great worldly expectations.  On the contrary the commission is a sufficient call to them to venture all, and, like the primitive Christians, go every where preaching the gospel. 

Let then every one in his station consider himself as bound to act with all his might, and in every possible way for God. 

William Carey did not delay his duty for the Lord but he went also and preached Christ among a people who were lost. He is now regarded as the father of modern missions.



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