This is the final article in a twelve-part series that developed a theology of language by examining what the Bible says about this topic.
Conclusion and summary. In this series we have seen that language is powerful, but also that human language is fallen and finite. Language barriers, as a result of the Fall, have caused separation among mankind. People respond with their hearts when they receive a message in their heart language. God used language to reveal himself to humans and what he says will never be destroyed. God desires for language to be used to praise him, yet there are millions of people in the world today who have not heard his message in a language they understand. Romans 10:17 says, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” People will not respond to the Gospel message unless they have the opportunity to hear it.
Romans 10:14 says, “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?” (both Scriptures from the ESV). That verse tells me that in order for people to be reached with the Gospel they need the opportunity to hear it. Since they cannot hear the message unless it is preached to them, it is our responsibility to give them that opportunity. I want to use language to make God known to the world.