We all know the verses: Go ye therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father Son and Holy Ghost teaching them to observe whatsoever things I have commanded you and lo I am with you always even to the end of the world. But what does that entail? Here is what I think. I think it is about global conquest. Not by physical force, of course, for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself above the knowledge of God. And it is not by coercion. We do not legislate that people worship Christ. But it is by conviction. Convincing the world that Jesus is Lord and persuading them to yield themselves to his rule in their lives, finding forgiveness of sins, etc... I think far too many of our churches think far too small. They even call themselves- hospitals for the hurting- as if that is the essence of the great commission. Certainly we do care for the hurting just as any army cares for its wounded. But caring for the hurting is only a small part of what we are to do- not the sum total of it. What do you think?