Christianity, South America And Asia Essay

1015 Words Apr 26th, 2016 null Page
With growing Christian populations in Africa, South America and Asia, the Church has quickly found the demographics of the body of believers is shifting from a majority in the west to a majority in the global south. While Christianity primarily associated itself with European and North American culture for the majority of the past two millennia, Christians now find the faith manifesting itself in cultures outside the traditional paradigm. Missions work claims a large responsibility for this phenomenon as missionaries have followed the instructions of Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20. Jesus says, "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" and many Christians interpret this as a direct command to go out into the many contexts of the world to spread the gospel as all people no matter their culture have the right to hear the hope of the gospel. Despite the spread of the gospel to new contexts, other people groups need to hear the gospel and it is important for Christians to reach out to all cultures. Since followers of Christ have the obligation to spread the good news of Christ, every Christians must treat their surroundings as their "parish" or mission field. Christians minister in all circumstance and contexts both local and abroad since the gospel message is intended for all people. In order to properly minister to others, Christians must regularly practice the doctrine of prayer and use it as…

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