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JL's Journal

May 15, 2007

We at NDI have always believed in holistic ministry.  I have often personally expressed it this way:  “We believe in the whole Gospel for the whole man by the whole church for the whole world.”  I believe that statement succinctly summarizes both the Great Commandment to LOVE (Mk. 12:30-31; Jn. 15:12) and the Great Commission to GO (Matt. 28:19-20).  They must go together.  These two great Commands from Christ cannot be separated or segmented into the ‘Spiritual Gospel’ and the ‘Social Gospel’ as Christians have sometimes done.  To divide them into separate ministries is like trying to walk on one leg.  At best you can only hop!  It takes two healthy strong legs to walk physically and spiritually.

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