Unreached People Groups: Proximity Theology
2010 Vol. 5: Sept/Oct
Jesus’ command is clear, unmistakable and biblically sound. In Matthew 28:19, He instructs the Church to make disciples of “all nations.” The original Greek renders “all nations” as “panta ta ethne.” This is a direct and obvious reference to ethnic groups. The word “proximity” carries the thought of being near to a particular place, specific time or certain relationship. Proximity theology looks at the Great Commission through the lenses of generational, geographical and relational views to gain a fresh perspective in providing an adequate witness to all people groups.