Biblical foundations for mission

Valerian Fernandes


The Church has been a missionary from its very inception. From the Apostolic to our contemporary times this comprehension has been preserved by the Church. This shift from its parental religion Judaism is well noticed and becomes prominent in all the activities of evangelization. Undoubtedly, there is some solid biblical basis for the missionary task undertaken from the apostolic times. But why did the Church do so and how do the Church maintain this mandate? An honest exploration of the biblical basis
and the role of the Holy Spirit is being investigated in this article. The prominent role of the Holy Spirit seen as an instrument for this understanding and the role of the Holy Spirit has been seen as the foundation for the mission.


Apostolic. Foundations. Inception. Missionary mandate.

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BROWN, R. E.; FITZMYER, J. A.; MURPHY, R. E. (eds). The New Jerome Biblical Commentary. Bangalore: Theological Publications in India (TPI), 1991.

JOHNSON, L. T. The Writings of the New Testament: An Interpretation. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1986.

KINGSBURY, J. D. (ed). Gospel Interpretation: Narrative-Critical and Social Scientific Approaches. Pennsylvania: Trinity Press International, 1997.

NRSV, as in BibleWorks CD version: 7 0 1 Program version: 7.0.012g



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