The Baptist Faith and Message
XI. Evangelism and Missions
It is the duty and privilege of every follower
of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples
of all nations. The new birth of man's spirit by God's Holy Spirit means the birth
of love for others. Missionary effort on the part of all rests thus upon a spiritual
necessity of the regenerate life, and is expressly and repeatedly commanded in
the teachings of Christ. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly
to win the lost to Christ by personal effort and by all other methods in harmony
with the gospel of Christ.
12:1-3; Ex. 19:5-6;
Isa. 6:1-8; Matt.
9:37-38; 10:5- 15;
Luke 10:1-18; 24:46-53;
John 14:11-12; 15:7-8,
1:8; 2; 8:26-40;
Rom. 10:13-15; Eph.
3:1-11; 1 Thess. 1:8;
2 Tim. 4:5; Heb.
2:1-3; 11:39 to
12:2; 1 Peter 2:4-10;
Reprinted from the Baptist Faith and Message Tract (Stock
Number 11-051). Published by the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist
Convention, Nashville, Tennessee:
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