Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Great Commission

About two thousand years ago, just before our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven, he gave us a Great Commission.
“Mat 28:19-20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Nowhere in this passage does Christ tell us to “go and get every creature on this earth saved” because we cannot. No man can save another man, nor can any man save himself. There are some that go about and attempt to “get others saved” but this is not possible. When Christ wishes a man to come to himself he will give them an effectual calling (I Thess 2:13).
The Great Commission is to give the gospel of Christ to all people. The gospel of Christ encompasses “all things whatsoever he commanded us.” This includes government, and reforming the nation we are in. This includes changing the philosophy of the family. This embodies bringing the redeeming power of the sufficiency of Scriptures to all people in every aspect of their lives. The Scripture is sufficient for everything, and this is what we must teach, that it must be the Scriptures that is the thing which we look to for our ultimate truth.
Thus, if we are to fulfill this we must, now only preach from our pulpits the redeeming power of Christ, but also live it out in our lives, until the knowledge of God covers the land as the waters cover the earth.
Through His Strength We Will Conquer,
Andrew C. Abbott

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