SKU (ISBN): 9781597811590
Binding: Cloth Text
Published: April 2005
Publisher: Xulon Press
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After 57 years of service involving Asia, Africa and Latin America, a veteran missionary is calling for a reformation in the way foreign missionary work is done. Bob Finley advocates the withdrawal of all American missionaries from foreign countries, and recommends supporting indigenous missions instead.
He contends that there is no precedent for modern missions in the New Testament, no mention of apostles going to work in foreign countries, or anyone elso being sent to serve where he did not know the local language.
The author cites numerous examples of how the presence of foreigners hinders the cause of Christ, and then shows how church growth exploded in China and elsewhere after the foreigners were all gone.
This book is a must read for pastors, missions committee members, professors of missions, and all other Christians who are interested in foreign missionary activities of American evangelicals.