The Doctrine Of The Trinity And Missions

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The doctrine of the Trinity and missions is articulated in Scripture. This section will demonstrate from Scripture that the Trinity and missions is essential to understanding God’s plan and purpose for global missions. The trinity is seen in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit all involved in some aspect of sending. As stated above, God is a God of love and compassion and who is concerned to provide a way to reconcile sinners to Himself in order that He may be glorified by people from every tribe, tongue, and nation. God the Father is revealed to send various messengers and prophets to reveal Himself, communicate His will to others, and to accomplish His plan and purposes in history. The Old Testament is replete with examples of God sending His prophets to proclaim His name. There are many times when the people do not listen, and are judged for their rejection of God, but there are those who respond and are the recipients of grace. God’s sending of messengers, prophets, or angels always has a purpose. It should be stated that it is God who does the sending because He is the one who takes the initiative. Since the fall, men have run away from God, so it is God who must draw people to Himself. Finally, it is God who sends His own Son to die on the cross for lost sinners. There is no greater act of divine grace and mercy seen throughout the pages of Scripture. The New Testament has many examples of the Son being sent into the world. Jesus was sent by the Father to redeem people
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