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

The Great Commission is a commission given to the Church as a group. It's not a commission given to individuals separately. This is true whether you think of the Church as a single organization or as ...
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How do Christians approach the evangelization of individuals who have had profound spiritual experiences in other religions?

Spiritual experience and interpretation As we can see in the Wikipedia article for religious experience, the same experience can be interpreted differently depending on the framework used, whether it ...
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From a Trinitarian perspective, why didn’t the disciples baptize using a trinitarian formula as commanded in the Great Commission?

In Acts (2:38, 8:12, 8:16, 10:48, and 19:5), baptism "in the name of the Lord Jesus" is mentioned. By saying "name" (singular), the Divine Essence of the Holy Trinity is signified, not the Persons ...
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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

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,(Matthew 28:19) "All nations" would naturally extend to refer to all ...
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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?

What if the end goal is not "the preaching of the gospel to every human on the planet" as your question stated? What if the end goal is humanity transformed and that the preaching of the ...
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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?

Your question could be expanded: why did God choose to make the world at all? The implication of asking your question is that the ultimate thing God is aiming for is efficiency. This is not the case. ...
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Is the 10/40 window term used by Christian missionaries sort of quaint and grossly oversimplified?

The whole point of the expression "the 10/40 window" is based on a geographical area between 10 and 40 degrees north of the equator: The 10/40 Window is a term coined by Christian ...
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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

There is no difference between an atheist, agnostic, or follower of an alternate religion regarding the need for evangelism from a Methodist or Baptist point of view (or that of any mainstream ...
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From a Trinitarian perspective, why didn’t the disciples baptize using a trinitarian formula as commanded in the Great Commission?

The Trinitarian doctrine was not formulated until the Council of Nicaea in 325. The final version was written at the Council of Constantinople in 381, so the official creed is known as the Niceno-...
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Great commission applies to all believers, but the laity does not baptize. Why?

This raises important issues for all Christians, yet only recently have I felt the need to re-check what I was brought up to believe, then to look again at what I saw in mainstream Protestantism when ...
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Great commission applies to all believers, but the laity does not baptize. Why?

In the Catholic church, per the Catchecism (1256), anyone can baptize, but ordinarily it is a minister who does so: The ordinary ministers of Baptism are the bishop and priest and, in the Latin ...
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How do non-Catholics understand Catholics' fulfillment of the Great Commission?

OP: "Since Catholic's have done the best job fulfilling Christ's command, doesn't this mean they are closest to Christ's teaching and thusly the true Church?" The problem to be solved is ...
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Do any denominations teach how to bring about revival?

[1] How was Peter able to preach the gospel in such an effective and impactful way that thousands converted in a single day? Peter bore witness to Christ Jesus and the gospel of salvation without ...
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How do Unitarians interpret the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20)

Note: unitarians can believe that Jesus is divine, as that word is vague and does not need mean someone is God. Angels can be considered divine, the Logos (if understood as not God) can be considered ...
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The Mark 16:15 Command as Practiced by the Apostles

This is what we can ascertain from histories, letters and other documents: JUDAS - Committed suicide a few hours before the death of Jesus JAMES (son of Zebbadee) - Killed in AD44 by Herod Agrippa (...
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Has the gospel been "preached to all nations"?

Other answers scope this prophecy to political entities (actual nations), ethnic groups, or collections of people distinct by a combination of factors such as language, geography, political isolation, ...
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