Romans 10:13 holds such bright hope in front of us. “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord, will be saved.” It is so inclusive. Anyone can call on the name of the Lord. There is a sense, I believe, where it is exclusive also.You must call on “the name of the Lord”. Jesus Christ is the only way. (John 14:6).
Afterall He is either Lord, as He claimed, or as CS Lewis suggested he is either a liar or a lunatic. One of those three.
But here is the problem Missiologists have identified slightly more than 12,000 different people groups in our world. Of that, almost 3800 have no access to the Good News of Jesus Christ. There is no strategy to tell them they can call on the name of the Lord.
Imagine someone you love dieing of some disease. Imagine that a doctor and a hospital in one particular place could help them. But you do not know that. No one tells you that. So the person you love dies without access to the help that is available.
Jesus Christ can save anyone. But there are multitudes in our world who still have no access to the Gospel. Some people groups that have people trying to get the Gospel to them are so large in number and so remote and obscure that they haven’t heard either.
Who will tell them? Why not you? Why not me?