GOD AND A GODWARD WORLDVIEW FOR THE IMB: CONCERNS ABOUT CPM THEORY
AbstractWhat non-believers need most is God. Southern Baptist Convention members would likely agree. But what believers need above all else is also God. Further, what missionaries need most is, again, God. This point may not be obvious to all. Unfortunately our doctrine of God tends to get lost in the details of strategy. We assume everyone is focused on God, and we move onto our plans and goals. And yet, God is not a strategy and refuses to be summed up or domesticated in any simple sentence or plan. (This is not to imply that summaries are sinful just that they’re in some way always inadequate.) In fact the Bible takes 66 books to unfold God’s greatness. And after reading all of them we are still left scratching our heads in wonder and then provoked to lift our hands in awe. Worthy is God of all praise and worship!