Every church goer has heard the “Great Commission” as recorded in Matthew 28:18-20, and in a somewhat similar manner in Mark 16:15-18 and Luke 24: 46-49. This scripture has been used as the basis for missions, crusades, TV programing and taught as an obligation of every believer. Jesus spoke this command to the eleven remaining apostles after his resurrection in each of these recorded accounts. So my questions are;
1. Was this command fulfilled by the eleven?
2. If not does this lend to the argument of the continuists?
3. If you are a cessationist, how do you deal with Mark16:17-18?
4. In Matthew 28:20(NKJV) Jesus said, “teaching THEM to observe all things that I have commanded YOU; and lo, I am with YOU always, even to the end of the age.” Was this commission for the apostles only?