We are not to major on hospitals or give ourselves over to medical work. We are not to erect schools and colleges and spend time educating the heathen. We are not to give ourselves primarily, to the social, political and industrial betterment of those who have no interest in Christ. Nor are we to introduce our Western civilization in an effort to change the manners and customs of the people – only to get a hearing of the gospel.
Our work is to preach the gospel and we must not be sidetracked. Institutional work puts the cart before the horse. The gospel must be first. Let us put our money into the souls of men, and our investments will stand forever.”
Oswald J. Smith, The Challenge of Missions, page 131-132.