"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". (Matthew 28:19,20)
With those words the Lord Jesus Christ gave his people the Great Commission to preach and make disciples in the name of the Triune God. How are we doing with the Masters commission nearly 2000 years later? Unfortunately, it feels like the North American Church has forgotten the greatest command given to men, to teach and preach the Saviors gospel. The Church in America has deviated from the call, today we hire men (and sometimes women) to preach God's Word to the layman. We have prestigious Universities where we send our Pastors and clergy to be "qualified" to teach the Bible and understand its message. We have assigned the duty of "preaching" and evangelism to hired-men instead of obeying the Masters commission.
Brethen, we have a sacred honor and duty. Many Christians today feel that it is not their "calling" or "gifting" to evangelize to people and non-believers, many have deluded themselves to believe they are not called or qualified to preach. This is error, the error and sin of omission. A dear brother in the Lord, George Alvarado, has written a book where he has coined a word to describe the sin of not sharing your faith, "Apocity". In his book, "Apocity the Greatest Omission", George makes a biblical case for evangelism in the Christian Church by the actual members of the Church. In this book we are confronted with the Masters call, and one of my favorite themes in this book is that we are a commissioned people. We as a people have orders; Jesus gave us the commission to “go”, so why aren’t we going?
Maybe one of the things that are holding you back is that you may not know how to effectively share your faith. Maybe you are too shy or nervous. Maybe you may not know where to even begin! Many of these questions are answered and addressed in this book. I fully endorse and support George and his book “Apocity”, it is a message that the Church is in dire need of hearing. It is a call to resurgence and awakening for the body of Christ. We have a duty brothers and sisters; let us take seriously our Lord’s commission. We have all been called to this work, let us equip one another to do the work we have been called to do.
To read and support our brother in this endeavor to equip fellow believers, follow the link below.