Pastor General's Report
Expressing The Great CommissionExpressing The Great Commission
Charles Scott  

Both Herbert W. and Garner Ted Armstrong have stated that we have just one Great Commission, and that it has two parts. They said the two parts were to preach the gospel and to feed the flock. Our improved understanding will cause people to start asking: THEN JUST WHAT IS OUR "GREAT COMMISSION" now? "Tell me in 10 words or less." It can't be "merely preach the Gospel," nor "just feed the flock"; because they are just parts now (and rightly so). Perhaps a doctrinal statement and work-a-day phrase to describe our overall mission and purpose could simply be stated this way: TO PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.

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Pastor General's ReportApril 17, 1978Vol 2 No. 13