Why is the Great Commission so great?

Jesus said in Matthew 28:18-19, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” Jesus’ claim to have ALL authority in the entire universe is the basis for his command to make disciples of ALL nations. This is extremely important. If Jesus only has… Continue reading Why is the Great Commission so great?

Improving the gospel?

Why did God send his Son into the world?  This very basic question is controversial…again. There is a movement within broader Conservative Evangelicalism in South Africa to be critical of the gospel of “Eternal Salvation” that Conservative Evangelicalism has always cherished. This movement seeks to redefine the gospel to include a physical/political/ temporal liberation of… Continue reading Improving the gospel?

What is the mission of the church (part 2)

In the previous installment, I argued that Jesus has tasked his church to take the verbal message of repentance and forgiveness of sins to the nations. The central mission of the church, therefore, is to take God’s Word to God’s world. The church’s chief task is to bear witness to Jesus, so that people may… Continue reading What is the mission of the church (part 2)