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What is the Biblical Mandate?

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It is important to note that God’s Word is law. Colossians teaches us that the whole world is held together by God’s words. When God speaks, those words are eternal. We can chose to accept or reject what God says, but the burden or responsibility falls on us to know and obey or disobey what God has said.

In Genesis 1:28 Adam, as the representative for all mankind, is given this mandate to, “fill the earth and subdue it, bring it under dominion.” That is the Creation Mandate or the Dominion Mandate that is imperative to all believers. All believers, as children of God, carry the same mandate given to Adam, to extend the rule of the royal family throughout the earth. We understand this to be extended by invitation and not by force.

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