God loves cities. And if God is the chief builder and architect of the city, then He desires His people to love them as well. Dr. John White, a seasoned professor and missiologist, helps us to grasp this reality by supplying a list of 16 biblical reasons for engaging cities with the gospel.
The city is relatively young, growing from a rural farm community to a boomtown after gold was discovered in 1884. The discovery of gold meant a rapid increase in infrastructure, technology and laborers. Within ten years, a stock exchange was established in Johannesburg, which has made it the key financial center in the country and even the continent.