Mission to the Gentiles
How did it all begin?
Although Jesus’ disciples were commanded to go into all the world preaching the good news of salvation, early Christians were reluctant about working with the Gentiles—perhaps because they lacked specific instructions that the gospel was also for Gentiles. What changed them?
Three considerations usually operate when interpreters seek to apply biblical principles to the world. The three elements are not necessarily opposed to each other.
Scripture: The most secure way to proceed doctrinally is based on the principle of sola scriptura (Isa. 8:20). Anyone’s claim to be God’s messenger …