Compose a 1250 words assignment on churches mission in the world. Needs to be plagiarism free! Any attempt to preach Christianity without its historical perspective is simply playing around with people’s minds, or rather feelings, forcing them into a content less call to Christian living. On the other hand, presenting the intellectual and historical content to Christianity without accompanying it with relevant calls to Christian living is an exercise in futility as the message would certainly lack the power to convert the recipient. Apostle Paul’s mission serves to add credibility to the above reasoning. In his mission to Ephesus, for instance, Paul entered the Synagogue for three months and argued persuasively about God. The author, therefore, makes a call to incorporate both education and evangelism in mission work (Webber 153).
Further on, the author takes a chronological analysis of the role played by the church through the various historical periods. In ancient times, the church was regarded as an incarnation of Jesus. In other words, the continued presence of Churches after Christ’s ascension to heaven was viewed as Jesus’ continued presence on the face of the world. The church of this period radically dissociated itself with world politics by refusing to acknowledge Caesar as Lord and, instead, regarded Jesus as Lord. In essence, this Church looked forward to the second coming of Jesus to establish his Kingdom over the face of the earth. This school of thought later modified by Gregory the Great following the conversion of Constantine and the consequent transformation of the emperor into Christian. Here, the church was perceived as the kingdom, and that God intends to rule the world through the church (Webber 165). In the modern world, evangelical churches have become an institution that offers moral advice on matters pertaining to legislation and has served more or less like the chaplain of society.