Before leaving, Jesus instructed His disciples to preach the gospel to all nations. This did not mean that everyone would believe. Some would believe, but others would not believe. The prerogative was left at a person’s own determinism. The gospel had to be exactly the one that Jesus had advanced. Those who would believe would be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
The four gospel Books contain the entire gospel. The distribution of the Bible has successfully been done to all corners of the earth. Although there are reported areas where the Bible is not allowed. But, thank God, the internet has made it possible for anyone, from whichever part of the world, to access the Bible.
Humanly speaking, there is confusion in Christianity, making it almost impossible for anyone to be directed to the correct terminal, representing Jesus. However, even though the preaching of the gospel was left in the hands of the disciples, there is a component of the Holy Spirit. The deception in Christianity can be appalling. But the Holy Spirit makes it possible to reach the unreachable.
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” So he started out, and on his way, he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.” Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. (Acts 8:26-31 NIV).
The servant of God, Philip, had no plan to access a new convert, to discuss Biblical matters. His day may have been planned for other things. But he was visited by an Angel that came instructing him to travel to Gaza. The Ethiopian eunuch had been working on his own, trying to figure out the meaning of some prophecy about Jesus.
This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading: “He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. In his humiliation, he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.” (Acts 8:32-33 NIV).
The role of Philip came in handy, to help the eunuch appreciate that the prophecy had been fulfilled in Jesus. But this did not mean that the eunuch had to base his faith on Philip who facilitated his understanding. The relationship between Philip and the eunuch came to an end, immediately after the eunuch had been baptized.
As they travelled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again but went on his way rejoicing. (Acts 8:36-39 NIV).
After baptism, it was no longer necessary for anyone to visit the eunuch. The Spirit would provide further details on matters of understanding. This passage serves to clarify everything about Christianity. This idea of pontificating over other people is foreign. Paul may have introduced it, but it was not captured from Christ’s teachings.