Our [church] statement closes with the words "endeavoring by every means to get the Gospel out to the Christless masses both at home and abroad in the shortest possible time." And, after all, that is the main thing. To live we must give. To take in we must give out. It was for this Christ came, lived, died, and sent the Holy Ghost. This constitutes the supreme task of the church. For this we exist. Our chief business is to get the Gospel out, to broadcast it by every legitimate means.
Especially are we to get it to the Christless masses. Unselfishly we are to be equally interested in getting it to the foreign as well as the home field, for by thus following our Lords program, which is to preach the Gospel "in all the world for a witness unto all nations" (Matt. 24:14), we can best hasten His Return, since God is now visiting the Gentiles in order "to take out of them a people for His name" (Acts 15:14).
Oh, what a vision! What a calling! What a work!...Oh, then, let us evangelize, and let us keep at it, eternally at it, that men may have a chance to hear the Gospel and be saved. Let ministers, true ministers, give themselves to evangelism in their own pulpits, and make their local churches evangelistic centers, for God will bless evangelism as He will bless nothing else. He will set His seal of approval on it in the salvation of souls, the restoration of backsliders, and the edification of believers, for evangelism is still the order of the day.
Go forth, go forth and win the lost,
Evangelize whateer the cost;
The Gospel preach in evry land,
Go forth, it is the Lords command.
Evangelize in evry tribe,
The Gospel none must be denied;
Go forth and tell of how He died,
Go, tell of Christ the Crucified.
Go forth and tell of how He rose
And lives triumphant oer His foes;
Of how Hes coming back again
In powr and majesty to reign.
Hes coming back to take His Bride
From evry kindred, tongue and tribe;
Hes coming back to usher in
The day of judgment for mans sin.
Go forth, the message must be told,
Go, bring them to the Saviors fold;
The Master calls, Oh then arise,
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon