Oswald Sanders was a living proof that effectiveness as a Christian depends not on our upbringing but on our willingness to be used by God. We are also encouraged to use every God – given opportunity to spread the word.
What of the Unevanglised?
The Christian Church is growing at a tremendous rate, efforts are being made to make sure that at least the New Testament is available to ‘preach to those who dwell on the earth – to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people’ (Rev 14:6) but what happens to those who have never heard the gospel? Is there one rule for those who have heard and another for those who haven’t? If there isn’t, is God unfair, if there is – what is it? It is one of the first questions people ask when they are exploring the Christian faith, and goes straight to the core of who God is and how he deals with his creatures.
Oswald Sanders looks at these topics and explains it simply and lucidly in a way that is difficult to better in its tone or content. This classic book points to God’s character and our responsibilities, he brings the relevant portions of scripture clearly to our attention and challenges us to evaluate whether we know God.
About Oswald Saunders
J. Oswald Sanders was the General Director of OMF and the author of over 30 books. This should encourage us in itself to read what he has to say, but George Verwer said of him, 'Each time I met Oswald, I knew I was with a man who walked with God.'