Making disciples like a fission process!

The Great Commission is so well known to many Christians. It is very clearly spelled out at the end of the Book of Matthew: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” (Matthew 28:19 NKJV).

I think that whenever we hear these words we consider and reflect on ourselves and think how few people we have saved up until this point and consider it as some sort of single-step process starting with us as individuals- I get saved and help someone else get saved. Though a reasonable thought, we forget the grandeur of this idea and the Master plan.

However, notice how this section of the Word starts in verse 18b, Jesus says, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”. This is to say it all starts with Me, I start this process because I have all the energy needed to do it. Jesus is like the first neutron in a fission process.


Once He got to the disciples, their hearts became like unstable nuclei (too heavy to hold this Word), just ready to burst with the Holy Spirit (more neutrons)¬†onto the next lot of people. We know in Acts 2:41, Peter (one of the disciples) went on to save many: “…those who gladly¬†received his word were baptised; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them” (NKJV). We also hear of Paul who caught hold of the Spirit going out and releasing the Spirit into churches all over- church in Corinth, churches of Galatia, in Ephesus, Philippi, Colosse and so on! This kind of “knock on effect” in Fission is known as a “chain reaction”.

We need to remember that we might not all be saving people (though we should try), but people all over the world are now saving people- think of how you received Him (if you have)? We are part of a much larger process than we can think or imagine. Unlike in a nuclear reactor, where scientists try to control the reaction by capturing some of these neutrons, I believe God has allowed this Great Commission to effectively be a nuclear bomb- releasing the Holy Spirit (neutrons) in all corners of the world like an out-of-control chain reaction, hitting the hearts of many!

In Fission, energy is also released. This could be perceived as the excitement of God and what it is doing in the lives of those that are saved by the Holy Spirit.

Fission can aid Fusion (a more energy-producing process). Please read the blog on Fusion for a continuation of biblical concepts in a scientific context.