The history of CMJ begins between the 16th and the 19th Centuries, the Reformers, Puritans, Pietists and the Moravians, all interpreted Scriptural references to the Jewish people and their return to Israel as literal and not allegorical. The Wesleys, George Whitefield and John Newton followed in this theological stream. They influenced William Wilberforce and Charles Simeon, who were part of “The Clapham Sect” a group which formed to pray regularly about political and social issues. Out of their desire to take the Good News about Jesus around the world, the London Missionary Society, Church Missionary Society, Baptist Mission Society, and British & Foreign Bible Society were born.
1914 – 1918
1980s & 90s