The Great Commission is one of the most challenging direct commands from Jesus in the New Testament. If you thought loving your neighbor as yourself was difficult, if you thought loving the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength was difficult, if you thought not casting the first stone was difficult, Jesus’ final command here proves to be quite the loaded task.
Make disciples of all nations. This question can be a line in the sand for some. Liberal Protestants might say that to carry out this direct order from Jesus is unethical. It’s colonialism at its finest. Who are we to push our system of belief onto others? In a way, folks might view that as being ashamed of the Gospel.
- Matthew 28:16 - 20
- 1 Peter 2:4 - 12