What happens to that innocent guy on some remote island who dies without ever hearing the gospel? And what about the rest of the unreached, are they in good standing before God? If they died, would they go to heaven or to hell?
Practically speaking, what does it mean to be unreached?
All these numbers of unreached and unengaged groups can feel distant. That’s the way numbers and statistics work. So put yourself in the shoes of one of these two billion people in the world who are unreached.
So how many people are unreached in the world today?
Our best estimate is that out of over 11,000 distinct people groups, over 6,500 people groups are unreached. And just to make sure we feel the weight of that number, 6,500 people groups includes at least 2 billion individual people.