Let’s say that a young missionary couple moves to one of those Asian countries that is known for its opposition to Christianity but are not up-front with thier intentions to that country’s government. Let’s say they aquire thier visas by telling them they are English teachers or irregation engineers or something, but their ultimate goal is to subvertly hold Bible studies in thier homes and pray for an increase to lead to a church plant. All the while accepting donations from a ‘home church’ and reporting Gospel successes back home. (never mind whether they will report this taxable income to thier foster country’s gov’t or not)
Is this OK? Or is it a violation of even the 9th commandment about bearing false witness?
Is it better to let folks like, say, Franklin Graham infiltrate these countries? At least Graham is up-front; I’m Christian and have a whole bunch of shoe boxes for your children, let me in.
Keep in mind that I’m from a very traditional church. One where sometimes ends do justify the means, up to a point. We hold to eternal conscious torment for the lost until a once-saved-always-saved conversion, so that factors in heavily. Plucking people out of the fire so to speak.
But how about you guys? Would a Universalist be torn up about this?