It’s a question that must come to a lot of people – Christians and non-Christians alike. I know for me, as a Christian, it’s a concern both ways. Why some Christians appear to act like they don’t know God. And wondering if non-Christians don’t want to know God because they have strong misconceptions about God.
There are lots of reasons for this happening, but …
Do we really know the Great Commission?
I feel like one big part of the problem is Christians who don’t fully know, or don’t know at all, what the Great Commission is. Just so everyone reading this does know, here it is:
The Great Commission
Mt 28:16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 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, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
I’d think most, if not all Christians know about the Great Commission. I mean – it’s for all of us. And it’s about more than just baptizing people and saying – “you’re saved and I’m done with you!”
And yet, according to a recent survey, only 51% of church-going Christians even think they know something about the Commission given to all Christians by the namesake of our religion, Jesus Christ!
Shocking and disappointing. And it goes a long way to tell us why so many Christians don’t know God. And if we don’t know God, how can we hope to live a life that others would want to be part of?
I have a write-up of the survey with more background and a deeper look at its impact over at How come Christians don’t know God?
Given what’s going on – or more properly not going on, just think about the negative impact that has on our salvation, certainly for non-Christians that don’t want to be part of Christianity But even for Christians who don’t really know what Jesus taught and therefore don’t know God!
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