Thoughts on the “Great Commission”

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

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 always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. – Matthew 28: 16-20

Many people are troubled and even threatened by Atheists, so they want to focus on finding answers to the things they state that seem to debunk God and Christianity. I understand the desire to do that, and to a large degree that is needed. But, given the fact that a lot of our mainstream Christian falsehoods are what often fuel them in the first place, many who try are trying in vain unless they let go of their own deceptions.

That aside, I wonder what Jesus would do if he were walking among us today. Would he worry about the plans of the wicked who don’t understand simple wisdoms of God much less the spiritual, or would he go out to lost sheep? We know that the gospel went out to the Jews first and then the gentiles. I think we should have the same approach.

I mentioned this recently and I was told that we are called to make disciples and focus on the “great commission,” and that means disputing the Atheist. Okay, sure. But, what does that mean? In the passages people use to support the great commission, we see that we are told to teach all nations and baptize them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. We are to preach the gospel.

What good does this do if we are not preaching the fullness of the gospel? What good is this if we are not teaching the power of the Holy Spirit? What good is our efforts when the Christians at large don’t even have the basics down in order to teach effectively, but instead perpetuate false ideas that fuel the Atheists in the first place?

I have conversed with Atheists and Agnostics, and you know what? They are more likely to hear the fullness of the gospel than Christians often times because these “believers” think they know it all already. Atheists just say that they won’t believe God without proof. The truth will give them proof. Can your false doctrines do that? Of course there are many who cannot and will not believe no matter what we say. But, it helps if we are saying the right things.

That is why I preach the gospel to Christians. Christians have rejected the covenant of Jesus and Jews need to accept their messiah. Once Christians accept the covenant as they should, then they can help bring in the Jewish people, and then we can worry about the Atheists and other forms of unbelievers.

 

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