To the Editor:
The Great Commission Task Force report, like Brutus with Caesar, shows up late and then praises our Cooperative Program before assassinating it. The report REMOVES ALL INCENTIVE for a church to give through the Cooperative Program, leaving it [CP](if adopted) high and dry.
Our Southern Baptist Cooperative Program is right now God’s one-and-only winning strategy for the whole world and is 100 percent Great Commission giving! It needs one improvement – our vigorous, sustained giving!
The GCTF report strikes at the local church, where all funding begins. where they don’t know the language, and make our career missionaries their interpreters and nursemaids.
This is “so long” to winning the world and painful “goodbye” to Southern Baptist churches in our northern and western states.
Our Cooperative Program is God’s greatest victory in all of history. I have loved my 80 years on earth as a lay-warrior for it. Let’s deep-six the GCTF report and get back to storming the walls of the impossible through God’s One-and-Only to Whom all power in heaven and on earth has been given.