Qualifications of Missionaries
The primary imperative of the gospel is that it shall be accepted and carried to all the world. Jesus Christ thus presents a challenge of supreme devotion and surrender to Him.
"If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, take up is cross, and follow Me" (Matt. 16:24)
In the call to become a Christian as well as in the missionary call He asks for candidates who are ready for self-sacrifice, privation, suffering, if need be, thus showing a spirit of heroism and willingness to endure hardness as good soldiers of their Lord and Master. Even as:
"The Son of Man came - - - to give His life a ransom for many." (Matt. 20:28)