The term used today to define whether the Gospel has been preached in a specific area of the world is called “reached” and “unreached.” Still, the question remains, does the Great Commission finish at “go” or “teach them to obey everything he has commanded”? How many more nations still need to be taught the commands of Christ? David Sill compares this idea of a place being “reached” to the Great Commission.
The task of the Great Commission cannot be compared to running through a large darkened building, flipping on a few switches and announcing that they now have light even though thousands of other rooms leave most people in darkness. If that is all one understands reaching the unreached to mean, then we must agree that the great tragedy of the world today is not that it is unreached, but that it is undiscipled.
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