The Great Commission

3rd November 2011 by Bill Davis
Ministry and theology are wed as to missions. If we feel there is a place for us in God’s ministry and ultimately His theology; then we must step forward into God’s missions. The Great Commission; Matthew 28:18-19; “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”; tells Christians to spread the word. So are we to be held perhaps even more accountable for our actions than the person who has not received His word? Revelation chapter one tells us that they are blessed who hear the word and obey. What about those that do not hear the word? How do you spread the Word? Those who can not read, those who can not hear; are they more influenced by seeing a sermon (our actions) more than hearing a sermon? Are we the visible image of an invisible God? Jesus Christ healed bodies and raised those from the dead, but He said do not tell. (Matthew 8:4 and others) Was He more interested in using His time to heal souls rather than bodies? This is not a trivial question, but a Theological one as to our ultimate responsibility to others and our accountability to God.
Bill Davis

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