Would you, Christian, like to see the world changed? Would you like to see godliness and righteousness in homes, neighborhoods, our church buildings, our federal and state governments, our workplaces, and every sphere of life?
If you are thinking biblically, how you could not answer in the affirmative? Now, answer, why you would like to see such change. Would it be for personal aggrandizement, or do you desire change for the glory of God and change that will endure for eternity?
In this edition of the Midnight Call Magazine article, Ron answers the following questions:
- What is the Gospel?
- How would obedience to the Great Commission change our world?
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
- Matthew 28: 19 - 20
Not only is there a tendency on the part of Christians to be disobedient toward all components of the Great Commission, but also to ignore the truth that Christ and His apostles gave utmost emphasis upon indoctrination of converts in "the whole counsel of God's Word." The church will grow both quantitatively and qualitatively through the proclaiming of the Gospel and the systematic teaching of God's Word.
Ron will help you understand why applying the teachings of Scripture is NOT an option for the believer. "Doctrine without practice is dead, and practice without doctrine is blind."
Click on the image below to read the complete September 2012 article in the Midnight Call magazine