The Mission

I am curious what you all think about this topic.

I got in a rather heated debate with someone who was obsessed with progressively getting people into the Kingdom. I said that our only goal was to deliver the message of Jesus Christ. We went ’round and ’round about it, but what do you think?

What is the mission of Christianity today? Is it to

  • Get everyone in the world saved, or
  • Simply deliver the gospel to everyone in the world?

This would alter the approach to ministering and that would exactly entail.

What do you think is right? E-mail or post your response here.

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One Response to The Mission

  1. Liz says:

    How is one saved through the great mission?

    By going forth and delivering the gospel to the world.

    Christians should, no need to be involved in the task Jesus gave to all of His children—And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15).

    We see from the following passage that we are as believers are to go and deliver the gospel to the world, but if we search the Word further we will in fact see that it is God who does a work of salvation. However, unless those who hear the gospel are compelled to enter into a saving relationship with God they are lost and there is nothing we can do to change them.

    Well, you say, what do you mean by ‘compelled?’

    I mean this:

    God had to overcome the resistance of your will
    God had to overcome the reluctance of your heart

    God had to put forth His power and draw you; and if any of you know anything of the Greek or have a Strong’s Concordance, look up that Greek verb for “draw” in John 6:44,

    “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him.”

    It means “use violence.”

    It means to “drag by force.”

    There is not a Greek scholar on earth that can challenge that statement—I mean, and back it up with proof. It is the same Greek word that is used in John 21 when they drew the net to the land full of fishes. They had to pull with all their might, for it was full of fishes.

    They had to drag it.

    You have heard the Word, but it was the work of God in you that brought you to salvation in Christ Jesus. You may not have been conscious of it, you may not have known inside yourself what was taking place, but every last one of us was a rebel against God, fighting against Christ, resisting His Holy Spirit, and God had to put forth almighty power and overcome that resistance and bring us to our knees in complete repentance and surrender.

    As believers, our hearts are changed by the presence of the Holy Spirit working in our lives, and not necessarily the influence of a mentor or leader whom we look up to. Nevertheless, those mentors and leaders who have a relationship with the one and only true God, should in fact be living out a life that is lead of the Holy Spirit and this in return will have an affect on our lives for the better.

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