MISSIONS: Our obligation to the nations | Baptist Press

David Platt

David Platt

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — Imagine over 6,000 people groups — spanning billions of individual people — who have yet to even hear that God loves them. Some of them have never even heard the name of Jesus.

Meanwhile, Jesus has given us, as His followers, a clear command: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20, HCSB).

We call this command the “Great Commission” and the Gospel the “good news” of what God has done in Christ. We owe this Gospel to the world. As Paul said in Romans 1:14, we are “obligated” to tell the nations this good news. Believers this side of heaven owe the Gospel to lost men and women this side of hell. Continue reading →

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