Whadda we need missions for anyway??

I don’t see why we have to do missions. I mean, isn’t God in control of everything anyway? So He can take care of giving those people the gospel. I’ve learned He’s sovereign. That’s a big fancy word which means He does whatever He wants and nobody can stop him.

And while I’m wondering, why do we have to evangelize? People can see a Bible any time they want to. Even if they don’t have one at home, when they go to a hotel, they can always find a copy in the drawer. So it’s their problem if they don’t read it.

Our church just sent Pablo and Frieda to the foreign field, and I’m pretty sore. I’m going to miss them. Pablo was a young adult that I really liked, a cool guy who led youth group. He would always talk to me and be friendly. Who cares about the foreigners who don’t have Jesus? That’s their problem. This is not to mention all the money that will be spent over there. It’s a waste.

13 responses to “Whadda we need missions for anyway??

  1. re today’s msb. . . are you going to leave us hanging like this?
    Actually, I see why you’re doing this and think I will wait around for tomorrow
    because though I am trying to anticipate what you will say but also because I like the cartoon of the wimp.

  2. This really puts things into perspective. It makes it seem so cruel to those who don’t have access to God’s Word not to do missions.
    I enjoyed reading this!

  3. I don’t know if this is an accurate sentiment. I think most (not all, but most) believers know they are supposed to care about evangelism but are conflicted because they aren’t passionate about it. I think they are glad that Pablo went. Better Pablo than them. “Shew! Dodged a bullet on that one. I am going to let Pablo take care of that and I’ll keep doing what I do.”
    I do believe that some Christians don’t get the investment of overseas missions when there are plenty of problems in our own backyards. I have heard that defense before.

    • Of course you are very right. My aim with the “Wimpy Christian” — a knockoff of the “Dairy of a wimpy kid” series — is to make people reflect about what they say and think as unspiritual Christians. I am putting their sentiments into the voice of Manuel, the protagonist of the blog (get it? Manual is “man” based?), who is not a strong Christian. Hopefully people will get the joke, laugh and reflect for their own improvement. Your ideas could be used in a future blog. If you scan my blogs, you’ll see I do about one a week, and he’s generally complaining about something, and seeing something from a selfish perspective, in the church. Enjoy!

  4. “These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” Scary, man. Scary.

    • Yes, “Manuel,” the voice of the Wimpy Christian blog is 100% lukewarm. I hope people can laugh their way out of mediocre Christianity upon reading and reflecting about his whining and self-centeredness. Have you ever read “Diary of a Wimpy Kid?” Same kind of idea.

  5. What a wonderful way of turning things inside out, er, turning our insides inside out? I have forgotten Diary of a WK but understand that humour can soften a punch. Enjoyed the post.

  6. Just to affirm you, I understood the tone immediately and thought it was a fun idea. I just wanted to point out that we run into way more Christians who don’t take on the responsibility of evangelism or missions because they pushed it off as someone else’s job. I look forward to future posts from Manuel. 🙂

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