So, how can we spread the Gospel without teaching someone what it is? And Jesus DID say in His Great Commission about "teaching them to obey everything I have commanded." (paraphrasing).Bonnie, you know full well what I am asking. This "Christian Church" this "The way" what TYPE of Christians were they? Were they Lutherans? Methodists? Baptists? What?
That isn't the question Bonnie. I am not suggesting we can't all spread the Gospel. I am asking who has the authority to TEACH.
All believers have the authority to spread the Gospel. Not all believers have the authority to TEACH.
However, not everyone is given the gift of being a formal teacher in the church, that is true. But still, sharing the Gospel does require teaching someone what the Gospel IS.