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What is the foundation text for missions?

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The first spoken words over Adam and Eve, in Genesis 1:28, are clearly missional in intent. When God said to them, “Fill the earth and subdue it, bring it under dominion…” the understanding is that God intends His creation to be earth focused.

That same mandate is repeated to Noah in Genesis 9 after the flood, with the understanding that Noah must now carry the mandate that was on Adam. The words spoken to Abraham in Genesis 12 carry this same thought.

In Genesis 35, similar words are given to Jacob, the grandson of Abraham. When you find a theme like this repeated again and again, God is making the point very clear.

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