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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
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Jesus Christ gave His Church—this body of spiritually transformed believers—a responsibility to carry out. The work of the Church continues; it did not cease when the original disciples died.
The Church plays many roles in bringing salvation to the world. It stands as the light of the world Matthew Matthew You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. The Church plays an important role in that worthy effort. God has commissioned it to preach how that reconciliation will occur.
When will that reconciliation take place? A common misperception is that Jesus has commissioned His Church to save the world in this age. God has commissioned the Church to proclaim salvation to the nations. The latter will necessitate bringing the entire world to repentance and conversion. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.
Humanity will begin to realize that the law God gave to ancient Israel must still be observed. Since Christ knows human nature, He will do what is needed at that time to change the thinking of people—to bring them to repentance.
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Even though the Church is to proclaim a message to the world that includes a call for repentance, Scripture tells us that relatively few people will truly repent before Christ returns. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yes, only a few are willing to follow all the teachings of Jesus Christ once they hear and understand them.
God reveals that His people would be a little flock in this age. God commissioned the Church to set the example of His way of life to the world. God is exposing humanity to His ways through the Church.
These are they which follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits to God and to the Lamb. The biblical usage of the term firstfruits was readily understood by members of the early Church. The firstfruits were the first part of the harvest, which the Israelites set apart for God. After they gathered them and dedicated them to their Creator, they harvested the rest of the crops.