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Addis June 25, 2013 at 5:45 am

Hi,

I’m moved by your article, especially the story of the fire-notifier. I’m the Messenger, and I’m here to proclaim to you that God the Father, Christ the Lord, and the Holy Spirit have arrived in this world (in fact, almost 30 years ago). They are being made known to the public. Jesus is watching over you right now, and so is the Father. Pls kindly help spread the word upon knowing in the days that follow. 🙂

You are a great guy and possess great capabilities. You have the power within you, so keep up the good work! May the Spirit be with you! Tell us more of your thoughts soon. The Father just knows, the Lord observes and thinks, and I’m just learning. 🙂

Good luck and Gods bless you!!!

Cheers,
Addis Cang Xuan
(*addiscangcang)

Geno June 26, 2013 at 8:52 am

Can you tell me why you removed my comment?

Jack Wellman June 26, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Hello Geno. I am sorry but links or url’s are not usually allowed. Thank you.

Geno June 26, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Sharing the gospel and making disciples can only be done by the Lord, Jesus Himself… working in and through His people.

This is something I learned well while overseas, and I relate a story about this dynamic on my site. The post is called “The Living Body Of Christ”.

I actually learned that I can do NOTHING, as the word shows… regardless of how highly I think of my knowledge, boldness and experience… but He can do everything.

Jack Wellman June 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Thanks Geno. Yes, we can do nothing of ourselves but He does use us to make disciples. Why else would Jesus give this imperative command to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations?” He didn’t say, “Go therefore and I will make disciples of all nations.” See what I mean sir.

Geno June 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Sure, Jack; you’re absolutely right. He did give the command.

I simply wanted to make the point that… unless the work is done as a result of HIS moving and working through His people… as the head… then our work is in vain. I learned this the hard way.

Of course, everyone I’ve ever been around says that Jesus is the head and is given place as such, but, in my view, that dynamic doesn’t go on a real lot. If it did, I don’t think the churches would be so anemic and lacking in true, biblical vitality.

Jack Wellman June 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Truly stated my friend. So true…may God richly bless you and your family and ministry to the glory of Jesus Christ, which what it is all about, really.

Geno June 26, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Thanks, Jack. I wish the same for you, and I will surely be spending more time on your site. I really like what I’ve seen so far.

Jack Wellman June 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Thank you again Geno. After viewing your website, I have allowed the link on your avatar to your website. I appreciate your encouragement and edifying words. Most certainly, I can only a broken vessel that can not boast of anything I or this site has done for we are all dedicated to giving to Him all glory, honor, and praise and assuredly, all credit. Even so, thank you sir.

Messenger June 26, 2013 at 5:58 pm

May the Lord be with you! 🙂

Geno June 26, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Thanks a lot for allowing the link. I really appreciate that.

Jack Wellman June 26, 2013 at 7:54 pm

My distinct pleasure brother of mine.

Messenger June 26, 2013 at 5:56 pm

May I kindly know where overseas? Thanks.!

Jack Wellman June 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Hello Messenger. Where you commenting or asking a question of Geno or myself? Thank you and please let either of us know so that we can answer your question and might even ask, what do you mean “where overseas?” Where, what sir?.

Messenger June 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Hi,

Geno mentioned that he was overseas…. so I was wondering which part of the earth he meant…. and do YOU know much about angels? Their names, functions, and limitations..? Thanks!!

Geno June 26, 2013 at 7:36 pm

@messenger – If you click on my name, it will take you to my website. When you are there, look for the post “The Living Body Of Christ”. That will clarify things.

Jack Wellman June 26, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Geno may know much more than we do here about angels but we do have several articles based upon your questions at this link:

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/search/?query=angels

Just a note, we should first and foremost, in my opinion, focus on Christ and His work (Matt 6:33) and seek to glorify Him above all things. We can get distracted by the less important things, as I have done. Thanks Messenger.

Messenger June 26, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Thank you. I’ll read and give you a formal reply. Thanks

Mr A Cotton December 27, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I have ran into confusion. You read the King James Bible Jack.
I clicked on a link which took me to YouTube and this man Will Kinney was defending The King James Bible against all the rest,
Example – Here is just one of many examples of John MacArthur`s Biblical Agnosticism. In one of his sermons about Matthew 6:13 he has this to say: “The doxology is simply this; For Thine is the Kingdom,the Power,the Glory forever Amen.”That`s a doxology. You just say it,You just think it,You just offer it to God,You don`t dissect it. And by the way,there`s manuscript evidence that Jesus didn`t say this,that`s why it`s not included in some of your version`s of the Bible. We don`t know whether He said it or not.
Some manuscripts have it, some don`t.
Agnostic = One who does not know for sure.
I definitely know the Catholic Bible has about 4 or 5 sheets missing and they have the Commandments wrong,so they can have idols,and change things about to prove that their religion is the true one.
The King James Bible is the only Bible to have the Lords Prayer in capitol letter`s,and he mentioned all the other`s in abbreviation`s which you would know quite well Jack.
There is quite a lot of video`s about Bibles.
Just goes to show that you can`t evan trust a Bible that you buy.

Jack Wellman December 27, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Thank you my good friend. I know you can trust the King James Bible. You will notice that some comments are in italics. The words or sentences in italics are those that have been inserted and are not in the original. Maybe that will help you. I stick with the King James version but also like and trust the ESV and the New King James, if that will help you Anthony. You already know you can trust John MacArthur and his study Bible for sure (which is also ESV).

Allan January 31, 2014 at 3:13 pm

I do not believe that this command was given to all believers but only to the 11 that Jesus had been training for 3 years. If you think it was for all believers, do you also think that whenever Jesus commanded the disciples throughout the gospels, that these were also given for all believers? The Holy Spirit leads each believer in different ways. There are those he leads to share their faith but there a those that are not led that way.

The Great Commission also commands to baptize. I have never baptized anyone. I don’t think many people other than pastors have baptized anyone. You said less than 1 in 10 believer shares their faith in their lifetime. What is the statistic for a believer baptizing someone in their lifetime? This part of the command always seems to be ignored.

David October 15, 2015 at 5:34 pm

Greetings,
I noticed you spoke about “making disciples” and “obeying all that Jesus commands”, but you did not even mention “baptizing them in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit”. Do you not accept this as part of the Great Commission? Is this also not part of the imperative?

Thanks.

Jack Wellman October 15, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Thank you David. Yes, that is true, baptizing them in the names of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is part of that. My apologies.

William LaRochelle January 31, 2018 at 8:41 am

You are mistaken in stating that the Great Commission “is given to all believers.” No, it is not. Christ was addressing “the eleven,” not any and all believers. If you were correct, if you were consistent, you would have been obliged to say that every believer is commanded to baptize–which would be preposterous. Further, to share the faith is not, strictly speaking, to teach–any more than sharing the faith is preaching.

Jack Wellman January 31, 2018 at 9:03 am

Hello William. If this was given only to the disciples, then how can they continue to be witnesses since they’re with the Lord? I have never seen anyone use your rationale (with no Scriptural support) to say we are not to witness to others but only the disciples were. I hope you change your mind because people are perishing around you and you are silent as they go to the outer darkness. Sad for you my friend.

William LaRochelle January 31, 2018 at 10:50 am

I answered your reply, but it wasn’t posted. I assume it was disallowed. I will repeat (and not again) part of what I wrote: Do you or don’t you say that every believer is called upon to baptize?

Jack Wellman January 31, 2018 at 11:01 am

Why would an agnostic-atheist want to know this? Are you interested in baptizing someone? If you are not a believer, why are you interested in these things? If you don’t believe, why even ask these things?

George Arhelger March 6, 2021 at 11:25 am

Hello Friend, I enjoyed your article, and stand in agreement to share the wonderful plan of salvation. Many people do not have a solid plan for sharing the gospel. Therefore, I would like to suggest, that an approved Bible Study system be utilized for the purpose. I use the following resources:

These ministries will mail out or provide on-line bible studies that you can help you or your students complete. Each lesson walks the student through bible truth and establishes a relationship based study for the new student. These studies will be build your community in a Jesus Centered doctrine and help your students to become teachers. May the Lord bless you in your new journey and may the Lord prepare you for what is coming trails before Jesus’ soon Second Coming…

Jack Wellman March 6, 2021 at 1:02 pm

Hello Mr. Arhelger. I allowed your comment but not your links as these are associated with a cultic church that observes Jewish laws and the Sabbath, which no Gentile is ever commanded to observe, anywhere in the New Testament Church. I pray you find the error in this organization and leave it as soon as you can, for we are to have nothing to do with those who teach another gospel. One according to works or the Law. Please read what Scripture says on this subject: https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/should-the-sabbath-be-on-saturday-or-sunday/





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