Biblical Basis for Missions

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Is the word Missions in the Bible?

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Yes and No. You will not find the word mission or missions in the Bible, but you do find the concept of missions. Adam and Eve are told to fill the earth and bring it under the domain of God. Abraham is told that he will be a blessing to all families on the face … Learn More »

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What is the goal of missions?

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The goal of Biblical missions is to cross cultural barriers or differences and present the Gospel, the Good News of a Savior who came to redeem man from his conditions, whatever he represents. Think of the word “Gospel” as, Go Spell it Out for Others. In Missions, the “others” are those from cultures other than … Learn More »

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Can’t God just reach the world without us?

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God chose to limit His active role in the earth by working through His creation. In Genesis 1:26 He said,…let them rule over…”, speaking of Adam and Eve. Romans 10:13-15 gives us a very clear picture, “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be ‘saved’. But how can they call on the one … Learn More »

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If God so loved the world why did He have to send Jesus to die for my sins?

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Romans 5:17 teaches us that death came to the world through the sin of Adam. Adam was placed on earth as God’s representative, to rule and reign in the earth. Since Adam, a man, gave away his position as righteous ruler in the earth, then a man would have to restore the proper order. As … Learn More »

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Doesn’t God allow everyone to go to heaven if they were fairly good people?

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Romans 5:12 says, “… just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin…” the Bible teaches that we are dead in our sin. Being good does not give us what we need. We need LIFE. We need to be born of the spirit so that we have a spiritual life. Sinful … Learn More »

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Why would a loving God send people to hell?

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A thorough discussion of this question requires some solid Bible study, but we know this, God is Holy and sin is not tolerated. Alone, man is a failure and can never by works or self-worth attain any measure of acceptance from a perfect Creator. So, what man could not do for his own self, God … Learn More »

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What happens to all those people who never heard the Gospel?

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The scripture in 2 Peter 3:9 says, “…God is not willing that any should perish.” Romans 5:17 tells us that death reigned in all men through the sin of Adam. Romans 3:23 teaches that, “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Throughout the New Testament we are told that eternal judgment, … Learn More »

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How do Missions reflect the Character of God?

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The Bible clearly teaches that God is love. What would a loving God do with India, or China? John 3:16 says that, “God so loved the world that he gave his only son’ to die for that world.” We read in 2 Peter 3:9 that, “…God is not willing that any should perish.” Missions reflects … Learn More »

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What is the Biblical purpose of God regarding missions?

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God reveals His eternal purpose in all He says and does. He first spoke about His plan for the earth to Adam & Eve in Genesis 1:28, “…fill the earth and subdue it.” This is called the Law of First Mention. It is the first time God spoke about something where He set boundaries or … Learn More »