The Great Commission
"16Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ( Matthew 28)
Jesus commanded his disciples to go and preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations. No where in the bible are we told to make people orthodox, Catholic or Protestant. Discipleship is the beginning of Christianity. All of the other divisions came many hundred years after. We are living in a generation that fights for these religious traditions rather than the bible truths.A generation trying to wrap the bible in his religion. A generation that rejects the bible for the sake of his religion. A generation that dares to argue apostles of Jesus were Orthodox, Catholic or Protestant. Let us,please, turn to the bible and the original path, i.e., discipleship.
The life of the disciples was characterized not only by faith in Jesus but also by good deeds of love to humanity. Faith and good deeds are the two wings or components of justification. Yes, we are saved by faith with out the works of the law. but we should also take into account that the faith we are saved by will be kept alive by good deeds. There is danger of death of our faith if we are to be alineated from good works of love. That is why chapter2 of the book of James warns us "20You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is uselessd ? 21Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 23And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,”e and he was called God’s friend. 24You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone." So where in the bible is the source of the teaching of sola fide (by faith alone) of Martin Luther while the bible claims "not by faith alone" in the book of James?