Why I Am Leaving for India Today

“Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”

John 3:18

At 1 pm – Lord willing – me and three other guys will leave Little Rock & fly to Atlanta, hop on another plane for an 8 hour ride to Paris, and then hop on a third plane for a ‘brief’ 9 hour jump over to South India. If all goes according to plan we will land there around 27 hours after leaving El Dorado.

Between us we will be leaving – for 10 days – 10 kids, 4 wives (1 each!), 4 jobs, and all sense of normalcy.

Why?

Read John 3:18 again. images

Believe in Jesus = miss condemnation.

Don’t believe in Jesus = condemned already.

Condemned already? What does that mean?

It means that rejecting Jesus doesn’t condemn you. All humans are condemned ‘already’ because all of us have rejected God. Rejecting Jesus ‘just’ means you stay condemned.

But here’s the thing – those who NEVER have a chance to hear. . . they are condemned already. They aren’t ‘good’ until they reject Christ. No, no. They are condemned to an eternal hell and desperately need someone to tell them how to escape.

We humans aren’t ‘okay with God’ until we hear the Gospel and reject it. We are all ‘condemned already’ and are not ‘okay with God’ and only have one way to make things ‘okay’ with Him.

Every human who has ever lived on this planet has been or is now ‘condemned already’ because of what they/we have done with God. Jesus is the only way to have the eternal condemnation removed.

Why am I going to India today? To do everything in my power to remove the condemnation from their eternity. Millions in South India have NEVER heard the Gospel nor have ACCESS to it even if they wanted to. I want to help make a way for them to hear. Just like us pre-Jesus – they are already condemned to a forever hell. There’s a way out.

Let’s go tell ’em.

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5 thoughts on “Why I Am Leaving for India Today

  1. Rodney Wimberly says:

    Safe travels, may The Lord bless your endeavor.

    “And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.” Mark 16:15-20 (NKJV)

  2. Erin says:

    Many prayers for you guys and your families. Praying that God does a MIGHTY work through you in India.

  3. Jo Ellen Colvin says:

    Praying for you all to have traveling mercies, for many opportunities to tell people about Jesus, and for those who hear to be open to a word from the Lord through you.

  4. Dave mercer says:

    Best wishes Matt

  5. Libby says:

    Praying without ceasing!

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