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The final instruction of Jesus to his disciples, to make disciples of all nations

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Great commission applies to all believers, but the laity does not baptize. Why?

I just noticed that while we are told that the great commission applies to all believers in the sense that we are to share the gospel, we don't normally baptize those we help believe. Instead, we ...
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Is the 10/40 window term used by Christian missionaries sort of quaint and grossly oversimplified?

The 10/40 window term is used by Christian missionaries to loosely define areas of the world with the "highest level of socioeconomic challenges and least access to the Christian message and ...
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How do non-Catholics understand Catholics' fulfillment of the Great Commission?

One argument in favor of Catholicism that I see as particularly convincing is that Catholics have done the best job of fulfilling the great commission. This is born out in the fact that Catholics have ...
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What are the effects of the doctrine of Cessationism on the church for carrying out the "great commission" of Jesus? [closed]

Jesus gave the great commission to His disciples (Matt 28:19-20). And Jesus instructed His disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until baptized with the Holy Spirit, and received and clothed power from on ...
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Have other group visitations of the Holy Spirit similar to Acts 4:23-31 been reported in church history?

Acts 4:23-31 (ESV): 23 When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices ...
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Do any denominations teach how to bring about revival?

38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise ...
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How do Christians approach the evangelization of individuals who have had profound spiritual experiences in other religions?

Spiritual experiences can play a very important role in shaping an individual's worldview and religious convictions. Just a single profound mystical experience can dramatically change a person's ...
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Are there theological explanations for why God chose the Church to preach the gospel instead of more effective and efficient alternatives?

If the end goal is the preaching of the gospel to every human on the planet, then it shouldn't be too hard to come up with very efficient and effective methods to do so. For example, God could send ...
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How do Unitarians interpret the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20)

When Jesus told His disciples to baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, I think that those who believe that God is a Trinity of Divine Persons see this as one God and ...
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As Christians are we called to convert people who have no Faith in anything or Faith in different religion. Baptist/Methodist

As Christians, both individually and collectively as the church, we are called to make and grow followers of Christ but when Jesus says this is he telling us to mainly target Non-religious people or ...
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The Mark 16:15 Command as Practiced by the Apostles

Mar 16:15 And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. The Apostles were told to "Go into all the world", yet the Bible records Peter and John going to ...
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From a Trinitarian perspective, why didn’t the disciples baptize using a trinitarian formula as commanded in the Great Commission?

If Mathew 28:19 (and the Great Commission therein) is considered an authentic verse, why aren’t there any instances in the NT where the apostles actually baptized someone using the Trinitarian formula ...
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Why did the Apostles not go with the rest of the believers outside of Jerusalem?

I noticed that the Apostles stayed in Jerusalem for a long time while others sort of acted like missionaries as a result of being scattered... except the Apostles. And there arose on that day a ...
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How do we explain Paul's encounters with disciples of Jesus in light of the Great Commission?

The following passage relates the "Great Commission" that Jesus gave to 11 disciples: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2028:16-20 But Paul, a man who never met Jesus during his ...
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Why do Jehovah's Witnesses travel in pairs?

Why do Jehovah's Witnesses travel in pairs instead of a group and go proselytizing door-to-door? What is the typical arrangement (friend and friend, sister and sister, brother and brother, husband and ...
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Why do Mormon missionaries travel in pairs?

Why do Mormons travel in pairs (husband and wife, two young women, or two young men) instead of a group? Does a pair that consists of a brother and a sister ever go on a missionary trip together?
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Has the gospel been "preached to all nations"?

Concerning the end of the world and when this will happen Mark 13:10 says: And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. (NIV) Has the gospel been preached to all nations?
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How do missionaries communicate to people in foreign countries without previous exposure? [closed]

It is accepted by church tradition that St. Thomas the Apostle somehow came to India, but it is unclear to me how he managed to get through the language barrier. Did India have any contact with the ...
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Is there a projection of when Bible translation into all the languages of the world will be complete?

The Bible has been translated into more languages than any other book by far. Wycliffe Bible Translators and others continue to do this in more and more languages. This is seen by many to be part of ...
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