Discover the Truth: Great Commission Recorded 10 Times in Bible
Many Christians are familiar with the Great Commission, the commandment Jesus gave to his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations. But did you know that this commandment is recorded not once, not twice, but 10 times in the Bible? Let's take a closer look at each of these references.
1. Matthew 28:19-20
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, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
2. Mark 16:15
And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation."
3. Luke 24:46-48
Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.
4. John 20:21-23
Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld."
5. Acts 1:8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
6. Acts 2:38-39
And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself."
7. Acts 10:42-43
And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
8. Acts 13:47
For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, "'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'"
9. Romans 10:14-15
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!"
10. 2 Corinthians 5:20
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
As we can see, the Great Commission is a central theme throughout the Bible, and it is clear that Jesus intended for his disciples to spread the message of salvation to all nations. Whether we are called to be preachers, missionaries, or simply witnesses to those around us, we can take comfort in knowing that Jesus is with us always, and that he has given us the power and the authority to carry out his mission.