without the Great Commission we do not have the authority to make disciples or save souls.
Puyallup, WA (PRWEB) March 21, 2012
Author Christopher Baidoo-Essien has been a faithful Christian since September 1983. Currently Baidoo-Essien is studying graduate courses in New Testament Greek and Old Testament Hebrew. He has a background in mathematics and computer science. He is joined by his wife Amy and three beautiful daughters, Madeline, Emily and Olivia, in his sincere and genuine desire to serve the Lord.
In his new and first book, “Examining the Great Commission, A Call To Study”, Baidoo-Essien employs his God given analytical abilities, his professional training and career as both a programmer analyst and a software engineer, his current training in biblical Greek and Hebrew, and nearly a generation of experience in serving Jesus Christ, to investigate and analyze the Great Commission as outlined in the gospels.
In a study on baptism, Baidoo-Essien was confronted with the question of the origin of the disciples’ authority for biblical conversion through baptism. In the quest to resolve this question personally, his research led to the examination of the Great Commission statements at the end of the synoptic gospels. Baidoo-Essien’s book, “Examining the Great Commission, A Call To Study”, is the product of his thorough review, deep contemplation, and insightful analysis.
The work ‘Examining the Great Commission, A Call To Study’ is a fresh conversation calling on everyone in the Lord’s body to engage in our primary mission – making and retaining disciples. The objective is to create, rekindle, stimulate, and restore a disciple making mindset and attitude in the members of the Lord’s Body. In that sense, the book examines the Great Commission statements and emphasizes the absolute and superior authority of Christ as authority set-up by God according to the apostle Paul and that it is God’s desire that everyone submits to Christ. The book further notes that though God is not limited, in the Great Commission statements, God has given His followers limited and specific tasks – making disciples with the gospel of Christ, baptizing the disciples who accept the gospel into the godhead and maintaining those disciples through what Christ has commanded. The book also emphasizes that every Christian’s contribution to making disciples is gravely important to God and to these tasks which we have been called.
The book concludes that “without the Great Commission we do not have the authority to make disciples or save souls.” Therefore any Christian making disciples ought to follow the outline given by Christ in the Great Commission statements.