Chinese Baptist Church of New Orleans 新奥尔良华人浸信会 - 紐奧良華人浸信會
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

傳道 Evangelism

在從北非延伸至亞洲的區域中居住的大多數人尚未聽聞過福音,這個地帶早前被基督徒稱爲“抵抗地帶”,由差傳策略家Luis Bush于1989年在馬尼拉舉行的第二屆洛桑福音會上提出這一名詞。1990年,Luis 與首款個人電腦型地理資訊系統軟体的開發者進行會談,分析了橫跨非洲和亞洲,界于赤道以北10度和40度之間的長方形區域。幾周后,Luis的妻子Doris建議將之更名為10/40之窗,表明這個地帶應被視爲傳播福音的“機會之窗”。
  • 8.65 億穆斯林或伊斯蘭教徒 
  • 5.50 億印度教徒
  • 1.50 億中國人 
  • 2.75 億佛教徒
  • 1.40 億生活在2550個宗教部落中的人們 (主要是萬物有靈論者)
  • 0.17 億猶太人
  • 366 种語言譯有全本聖經
  • 另外928 种語言譯有新約聖經
  • 單本經書 (如約翰福音) 被翻譯成 其他918种語言
  • 世界上80%的人可以用他們能明白的語言接觸到聖經 

Pray for the 10/40 Window
            Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
            baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit,
            teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
           And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the ages.
 Matthew 28:19,20
Most of the people still unreached by the gospel live in places stretching across the maps of northern Africa and Asia. This region of the world was previously known to Christians as the "resistant belt," as noted by mission strategist Luis Bush at the 1989 Lausanne II Conference in Manila. In 1990, Luis' research led to a meeting with the developer of the first PC-based GIS software. They analyzed the geographic box that lies across Africa and Asia from 10 degrees latitude north of the equator to 40 degrees latitude north of the equator. A few weeks later, Luis' wife Doris recommended renaming it the 10/40 Window, stating that this region ought to be seen as a "window of opportunity" to spread the gospel.
Unreached and unevangelized populations in the Window:
  • 865 million Muslims or Islamic followers 
  • 550 million Hindus 
  • 150 milllion Chinese 
  • 275 million  Buddhists 
  • 140 million in 2550 tribal groups (mainly animist)
  • 17   million Jews
At least some part of Scripture has been translated into 2,212 of the world's 6,500 languages:
  • 366 languages have the entire Bible
  • 928 other languages have the New Testament
  • Individual books (such as the Gospel of John) are available in 918 additional languages
  • 80% of the world's people have access to at least some portion of the Bible in a language they can understand