Sunday, January 01, 2006
Completing the Prescription
This will interest you greatly. I had a virus this holiday season. I did not take an antibiotic. Yes, I know antibiotics are not for viruses. My immune system weakened, I caught a sinus infection. I did take an antibiotic. Both my mother and my mother-in-law informed my wife that I should take all of my prescription. You knew all of this, didn't you? You knew that antibiotics beat bacteria, not viruses. You knew that overprescribing antibiotics creates the super bacteria that are immune to antibiotics. You knew that you were to take your complete prescription so that you killed the bacteria, not just weakened it so that it came back even stronger later. Why are you reading this when you know so much?
If you knew so much, did you know what Christ told us to do before He left the earth? You say, Yes, the Great Commission. I ask, What's the Great Commission? You say, Go. I say, No it isn't. You say, It is too. I say, It is not. Is too, is not, is too, is not (ad infinitum). Matthew 28:19 says, Go and teach. The only verb in Matthew 28:19,20 is the word "teach." "Go," "baptize," and "teach to observe" are all participles. "Teach" is a Greek word which means "to make disciples." Since you know so much, are you making disciples? Every single believer was told by Christ to make disciples. If you are not doing that, you are not obeying the Great Commission. Are you even making one disciple? Who is it?
You complete your prescription, but do you complete the commission?