1Charles D. Mallary, ‘The Doctrine of Election,” rep. ed. (Louisville, KY: Kosmosdale Baptist Church, 1988), pp. 24,25.

2All Scripture quotations are from the New American Standard Bible.

3The Baptist Faith and Message (Nashville: Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1963), p. 11.

4Jessie C. Fletcher, Baker James Cauthen: A Man for All Nations (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1977), p. 263.


6In 1991 the Foreign Mission Board of the SBC will send out over 400 new personnel to foreign lands. Those who desire to explore the possibility of missionary service may write: Missionaries Needed. FMB SBC P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA, 23230-0767.

7Other divine attributes might be mentioned as well: wisdom, righteousness, etc. Tom Wells, in A Vision for Missions (Edinburgh: Banner of Troth, 1985), takes the divine attributes as, his starting point for promoting a missionary vision among God’s people.

8See below on the priestly office of Jesus Christ as motivation to pray.

9Thomas Brooks, The Works of Thomas Brooks, ed. Alexander B. Grosart (Edinburgh Banner of Truth, 1980), II:493.

10Timothy St. Claire, “Odd-duck Missionary,” The Commission, December 1990, p. 66.

11Wells, A Vision For Missions, p.74.

12James I. Packer, Knowing God (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1973), p. 144.

13E. Calvin Beisner, Prosperity and Poverty: The Compassionate use of Resources in a World of Scarcity (Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1988), pp. 25,26.

14For a list of biblical examples of stingy giving plus the sad results on the one hand, and examples of generous giving and the resultant rewards on the other, see William Hendriksen, The Gospel of Luke in New Testament Commentary (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1978), p. 357.