Evangelism Is The Ultimate Goal Of The Church

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My second hometown, Fuzhou, was one of the five “treaty ports” in the 1842’s Treaty of Nanjing signed between China and the United Kingdom. British merchandise flooded into China through these five ports, Qing dynasty’s seclusion policy which functioned as the national defense system was forced to collapse. In the meantime, missionaries also came to China and built churches, hospitals and schools. My home church in Fuzhou was built in this time (1856) by Rev. Robert Samuel Maclay and other missionaries from the Methodist Episcopal Church. Not only our church, almost all the schools and hospitals in my district (similar to the town in the States) were all founded by the missionaries. After the Culture Revolution, government took over all these …show more content…
Jesus told the disciples to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). I think the great commission Jesus gave to the disciples is the ultimate goal of Christian mission because the main and original purpose of Christian mission is to share the gospel/salvation with all the nations. Evangelism is what the Christian mission is for. All the nations are where the Christian mission is targeting. The willingness to share the gospel comes from the love and salvation we received from Jesus and commandment we read in the Bible. Love is why Christian mission exists. However, the crucial part of Christian mission is that how do Christians/missionaries share the gospel with people of all nations with love.
Christians/missionaries. When God firstly created man and human, God has a purpose for them. When Jesus came to give the world salvation, Jesus made disciples for a purpose, preaching the kingdom of God. Not matter going to another continent or just knocking at the next door, I think all the Christians are and should be missionaries. Even sharing the gospel with someone a few yards away is a micro mission journey as

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