In all four Gospels and also in the Book of Acts, Jesus Christ gives us the Great Commission. It is never presented as an option to be considered, but always as a mandate to be obeyed. For nearly 2,000 years, the marching orders of the church have been, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
In Acts 1, as Jesus ascended up into heaven, two angels asked the disciples, “Why stand ye gazing up into heaven?” It’s as if the angels were saying, “Don’t you have something you need to be doing?" Come and join us in spreading the Gospel to every creature!