Chad Vegas | March 28, 2019
“The true privilege for American Christians, and all Christians, is not found in the pigmentation of our skin, but the eternal state of our souls.”
We are called to share the Good News to those who have not heard it, that is the mandate set forth by Christ Jesus Himself to all Christians. Whether that be in your own home, neighborhood, city, or a unreached people group in a foreign land. The “News” and our focus must remain Christ and Him Crucified. – Mike
I remember well a particularly telling luncheon at T4G. A young pastor, wielding his MDiv and an internship at a solid Baptist church, sat across the table from my friend, Brooks Buser. Brooks had just returned from spending over 13 years suffering loss for the unsurpassable honor of planting a church among the Yembi Yembi.¹ Brooks is an American-born male of European descent, though he grew up in the Iteri tribe in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. His father, Brad Buser, had spent 20 years planting a church among that formerly cannibalistic unreached people group.
Upon hearing that Brooks had gone to an unreached people group, planted a church, and translated the New Testament, the young pastor clamored for a chance to ask Brooks the most important questions a gospel minister could ask in that moment: “What is your view of white privilege and the social justice movement and how they inform the Great Commission?” Brooks kindly told him that this is not an issue he dealt with on the mission field. He encouraged the young pastor to consider our gospel privilege. We have the good news and the word of God in our language. There are 3100+ people groups who do not know this news. Brooks pointed out that this should be our great concern. With complete sincerity, the young pastor responded, “You are not woke.”
Continued at Source: Gospel Privilege and Global Missions
¹ I have added this link for you to netter understand Brooks and Nina Buser’s story.