In a world of rank individualism, and sometimes despair about leaders and the groups they lead, why would anyone want to organise to get God’s Work done? It ought to obvious but to some it is not.
Jesus Christ’s admonition to His church, as He prepared to ascend to heaven for the last time after His resurrection from the dead, was “Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:” (Matt. 28: 19)
Prior to His death He had told His disciples, “14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” (Matt 24:14)
Can either objective spelled out in these scriptures (and others) to preach to and convert such as God would call to join His ecclesia (group of called out ones) and to preach a warning message to the world at large prior to the end of the age be achieved through lone individuals? The answer is obviously, no.
And yet there are many who say they are Christians, with all the obligation that designation carries to at least be part of, and contribute to, an effective preaching of the Kingdom of God – the coming intervention by God in man’s affairs – but instead withdraw with hurt feelings, or worse and take no further part in reaching a broad audience that the combined resources of many can achieve. In this sermon Mr. Armstrong takes up this theme.
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