Bailing Out: 5 Reasons That Christians Quit

 

If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, you’ve probably seen fellow believers quit. Those who once seemed like shining paragons of godliness are no longer sitting two rows in front of you in church. You don’t see their car when you arrive for Sunday night service. Instead of asking for prayer requests, they ARE the prayer requests in the monthly prayer bulletin. “What happened to them?” you wonder. “And how can I avoid that happening to me?”

Here are 5 reasons that Christians quit.



Missions History: Samuel Zwemer

 

“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. It is the key to the whole mission problem. All human means are secondary.” 

-Samuel Marinus Zwemer

In 1867, a Reformed Church pastor and his wife welcomed their thirteenth child. It was a son, and they named him Samuel. Just like the Biblical Samuel, his mother dedicated his life to the Lord’s work. As she placed tiny Samuel into his cradle, the mother whispered a prayer that he might someday become a missionary. Twenty-three years later, her prayers were answered when Samuel sailed for a foreign mission field. 

Here is the inspiring story of Samuel Marinus Zwemer. Read more…



Missions History: Charles Forman

 

If there is one verse that could sum up the life of missionary Charles Forman, it is this verse.

“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13)

Born to prosperous Kentucky landowners in 1821, Forman became one of the most influential Presbyterian missionaries in Pakistan and the founder of Forman Christian College. And, through his faithful work, countless Pakistani lives were impacted for Christ.  

Let’s take a closer look at the life and ministry of Charles William Forman.