From among His disciples Our Lord chose twelve Apostles, and gave them special training. He sent them forth to teach His
doctrines, saying, "As the Father has sent me, I also send you." The Apostles were the foundation of the True Church. Christ gave them
all power and authority, saying, "He who hears you hears me: he who rejects you rejects me."
The term "a kingdom", by which Our Lord used to refer to His Church, implies organized authority. And He said to the special men He had chosen, "You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you" (John 15:16). He did not teach the disciples for themselves alone, but to be the foundation of His Church. God did not come to save only a few disciples, but all men.
2. Christ said to the men He had chosen: "As the Father has sent me, I also send you" (John 20:21), bidding them go and preach the
doctrines He had taught. He sent them to all nations, promising salvation to those that should believe, and threatening condemnation to
those refusing to believe.
"He who believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be condemned" (Mark 16:16). God is just; He would
not have threatened condemnation to unbelievers unless He had furnished the means whereby they could believe. His Church is this
means; all menm ust join it.
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