Is anything in the Great Commission invisible?

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

via Passage: Matthew 28 (ESV Bible Online).

So Jesus is about to visibly ascend to heaven. Before doing so he visibly and audibly declares to witnesses that they are to follow his instructions. They are to visibly go out into the whole world, visibly baptize people, and visibly teach them to follow all Jesus’ commands.

A false understanding of “the invisible Church,” as if it was a whole description of the Church or as if it was the only true Church, is really messing up the lives and thinking of Christians.

Jesus wants Satan and all his works to become invisible. We, on the other hand, are supposed to be the light of the world.

Invisible light is not the Gospel.

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