Perils in the Modern Mission Fields

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By Harry M. Covert

The melodious four-part harmony Christian song, “I’m on the battlefield for my Lord,” rang to the rafters. It was so uplifting the young college men’s quartet sang it again.

In the years since this music has encouraged young and old alike to realize world missions is the duty of all professing Christians and churches of all denominations. The musicians were called the “Mission-aires.”

The song is not an anthem for followers to use physical force and all available methods to find recruits and proselitize. The Scripture is quite clear to “Go tell” the story of Jesus, report the good news, forgive and forget and, this is a hard one, be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving.”

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