The Purpose of the Apostles and the Church Was to Bear Witness to Jesus and His Kingdom

The New Testament is sworn testimony of the apostles and their church regarding the life, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Now having their testimony (i.e. the New Testament), our responsibility is to believe it and act upon it.

Believing it and acting upon it does not mean establishing and adhering to the religious rituals of churchgoing.  Rather, it means believing in Jesus and keeping His commandments.  His commandments are that we love God above all and our neighbor as ourselves.  In fact, we ought to be laying down our lives for each other.  Churchgoing is not a fulfillment of this way of living, but rather a diversion from it.

We are to be imitating the faith of the apostles and their church.  That is the way to honor their service, and to honor the Lord who they honored.

The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible.

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3 Responses to The Purpose of the Apostles and the Church Was to Bear Witness to Jesus and His Kingdom

  1. Lance Ponder says:

    Go and make disciples. Feed my sheep. Jesus told people the good news and to do so ourselves is to obey. But obedience is more. It is personal and corporate. It isn’t tradition and it isn’t meetings in a building. Like the thoughts of the Grinch, it could be just a little bit more.

  2. Anonymous says:

    When Jesus calls one to bear witness for him, does it mean feeding his sheep and making disciples of all nation?

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