The subject of forensics has always fascinated me. In law enforcement officials going out to make an arrest first need to get the proper search warrant. This warrant gives the officers the necessary authority to bang down doors and invade a person’s privacy in a lawful way. The Great Commission is the church’s search warrant if you would to go into all the nations of the world and arrest them with the gospel. Our authority does not come from a lady clerk in a cubical at an American embassy, but from the throne of God! It is based on Christ’s authority that we are able to go into otherwise closed nations, Muslim nations, Communist nations, and compel them to come into God’s church. There is no greater authority to which we can appeal. There is no denomination, no missions board, or missions agency, or evangelistic organization that will grant us greater authorization to bust down the doors of the nations and bring the nations to the obedience of faith than the exalted all-authoritative King and Sovereign of the universe telling us to “make disciples” for His name’s sake.
- Emilio Ramos on the "Great Commission" (Matt 28:16:20)