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Appointed or Commissioned?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Van, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Van

    Van Well-Known Member
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    If a person is (1) chosen for a task, (2) prepared for the task, and (3) and declared authorized for the task, has the person been (a) appointed or (b) commissioned?

    Which English word best conveys to today's English language audience, the full message of God?
     
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    Ever wonder why Matthew 28:19-20 is called the Great Commission rather than the Great Appointment? :)
     
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    "Jesus wants you to finish what He began. He came to the disciples, taught them, and worked with them. He then died on the cross and rose from the dead. But, before He ascended into heaven, He gave them, and us, the commission to convert the world." [from CARM]
     
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    Are you talking about when the Bible talks of them that were appointed unto eternal life, or what?
     
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    I am talking about Matthew 28:19-20, Yeshua1.

    Ever wonder why Matthew 28:19-20 is called the Great Commission rather than the Great Appointment?

    "Jesus wants you to finish what He began. He came to the disciples, taught them, and worked with them. He then died on the cross and rose from the dead. But, before He ascended into heaven, He gave them, and us, the commission to convert the world." [from CARM]
     
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    If Christ commissioned disciples to spread the gospel, what English word should we use in the verses where Christ commissions them, appoint or commission? Take your time...
     
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    Strange that not one poster thinks we should stick with the orthodox, traditional, and historic Great Commission. Folks, google the great commission and see what pops. Then google the great appointment.

    My view is commission is superior to appointment. Am I the lone standout in a field of liberals?
     
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    Who wants to change the Great Commission to the Great Appointment. Silence indicates agreement, and thus when Christ commissions his disciples, the verses should be translated as commissioned rather than appointed.
     
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    Van, I think you're arguing a non issue with yourself. I've not heard one person say we need to say "Great Appointment".
     
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    At this point, you are the only poster besides someone asking for clarification. So, who are you talking about?
     
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    Should the great commission be called the great appointment? Please give me a yes or no answer, Woody. I say Great Commission.

    I have not seen one person, other than myself say we should stick with the Great Commission.

    If Christ commissioned disciples to spread the gospel, what English word should we use in the verses where Christ commissions them, appoint or commission?
     
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    I get the feeling you're all riled up about this. It should be called the Great Commission. I have never heard of even one person say otherwise.
     
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    Thanks Woody, we agree, at least on this point, Jesus gave His disciples the commission to spread the Word.
     
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    Accordingly a superior translation choice at Mark 3:14, 3:16, and Hebrews 3:2 would be commissioned.
     
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    And He commissioned twelve, so that they would be with Him and that He could send them out to preach,

    And He commissioned the twelve: Simon (to whom He gave the name Peter),

    He was faithful to Him who commissioned Him, as Moses also was in all His house.
     
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