Saturday, 27 February 2010

Believers without discipleship?

For those who lead or minister, there are yet graver questions. What authority or basis do I have to baptize people who have not been brought to a clear decision to be a disciple of Christ? Dare I tell people, as "believers" without discipleship that they are at peace with God? Where can I find justification for such a message? Perhaps most important: Do I as a minister have the faith to undertake the work of disciple-making? Is my first aim to make disciples?
Dallas Willard, The Great Omission

See related article
Discipleship: For super-Christians only? (Dallas Willard)

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