I believe strongly in soul-winning, or I wouldn't be a missionary. I even had a book published once on the subject. However, while I was preparing to come to Japan, a well-known Baptist leader said to me, "Why are you going to Japan? You can win more souls in America!" This statement was true--the man had been to Japan twice and knew the score. Was it valid, though? Should I have stayed in the States in order to win more souls? After coming to Japan I had to struggle with the issue: is soul-winning the main task of the Christian, or should the glory of God come first? According to 1 Cor. 10:31, "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." This says to me that soul-winning, though it certainly glorifies God (John 15:8), should be secondary to the glory of God in the Christian's life. What say ye?