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If the Gospel must be preached to all people before Jesus can return, how can this happen if new people are being born every second? There will always be someone not old enough to understand the Gospel.

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MARK_V now look at what other denominations say:
"Of course, I quite well know that Sunday did come into use in early Christian history as a religious day, as we learn from the Christian Fathers and other sources. But what a pity that it comes branded with the mark of paganism, and christened with the name of the sun god, when adopted and sanctioned by the papal apostasy, and bequeathed as a sacred legacy to Protestantism ! "--DR. Edward T. Hiscox, author of "The Baptist Manual," in a paper read before a New York ministers' conference held Nov. 13, 1893.
---francis on 4/7/11


francis, on what day are we FORBIDDEN to worship God?

\\Daniel 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, .
Daniel 7:25.. and.. shall..think to change times and laws:

PROPHECY FULFILLED:
"One the venerable day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed\\

francis, how does this account for ancient Apostolic churches that NEVER were part of the Roman Empire (such as in India and Persia) worshipping on Sunday?

I dare you to explain it.
---Cluny on 4/7/11


Mark_V since you have no idea where your( sunday) sabbath comes fromlet me show you.

First, it is a BIBLICAL PROPHECY:

Daniel 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, .
Daniel 7:25.. and.. shall..think to change times and laws:

PROPHECY FULFILLED:
"One the venerable day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed... (Given the 7th day of March, Crispus and Constantine being consuls each of them the second time." Codex Justinianus, lib. 3, tit. 12, 3, translated in History of the Christian Church, Philip Schaff, D.D., (7-vol.ed.) Vol. III, p.380. New York, 1884
---francis on 4/7/11


--Mark_V. on 4/5/11

Different religions have different sabbath days for different reasons.

The Moorish science temple have their sabbaths on friday because that is the day man was created.

I have my sabbath on saturday because God created in six days, rested on the 7th day, blessed it, and commanded it.

So do not be insulted if I ask who is your god and how did your god come by his sabbath.

If you believe that sunday is your sabbath give your reason, book, chapter and verse. Show from the bible how your god came by the first day and where your god blessed it, and commanded it

So you may call the SDA church a cult if you want, but I can show you where we get the sabbath day from, can you show yours?
---francis on 4/7/11


It is sad that chrisstians think they have a moral obligation to each other, but cannot see any moral obligations to God.
Isaiah 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, [from] doing thy pleasure on MY HOLY DAY ( not jewish sabbath), and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, HONORABLE, and shalt HONOUR HIM, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

God himself commands that we HONOUR HIM by keeping the sabbath, is that not a MORAL OBLIGATION>
---francis on 4/6/11




Mark_V.
Genesis 2:2 on THE SEVENTH DAY God ended his work which he had made, and he rested on THE SEVENTH DAY from all his work which he had made. And God blessed THE SEVENTH DAY, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Exodus 20:11 in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and rested THE SEVENTH DAY: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

The sabbath points to God as creator who made everything in SIX days and RESTED, Blessed, and hallowed the 7th day.

If your sabbath day is on any day other than the 7th, then it points to another god for another reason. The reason for the sabbath is that God created.

WHICH GOD BLESSED YOUR DAY?
---francis on 4/6/11


francis, you said to me on the other blog:

"So If you are not doing it on sabbath / saturday who then is your God?"

Here is a good example of your legalistic view by questioning my salvation by asking me, who is my God. Keeping the Sabbath to you was not good enough, I have to do it on Saturday. Making that day legal. You want to put me under the law, yet you can never show where God said the seventh day was Saturday, Or that He finished His work of creation on Saturday. Oh, you can give what others have said, but never God. Your are what is really called a legalist. I'm not stupid enough to ask you who is your God. Guys like you give the SDA's a bad name, and the reason many call your church a cult.
---Mark_V. on 4/5/11


Mark 2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
---micha9344 on 4/2/11

YES God made the sabbath for MAN: So man could rest and honour God as CREATOR, That text does not say in any way shape or form that because god made the sabbath for man that man was not obligated to keep it. God COMMANDED IT. And his followers are MORALY obligated to OBEY.


1 Corinthians 11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman, but the woman for the man.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

ANd to that i say THANK YOU LORD and AMEN
---francis on 4/3/11


MORAL OBLIGATION TO GOD...
4. Keep the Sabbath holy...-francis on 4/1/11
Mark 2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
---micha9344 on 4/2/11


francis,... I see you are still under the law.

Stick to your conscience.
---Bob on 4/1/11

They may be one and the same...as with you Bob. A new location for same laws many don't understand yet. Where do you find your own advice to Fran in scripture?
Heb 8:10
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their mind, write them in their hearts: I will be to them a God, they shall be to me a people:
Jer 31:33
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel, After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, write it in their hearts, and will be their God, they shall be my people.
---Trav on 4/2/11




francis, have you been born again of the Spirit? I see you are still under the law. What convicts you, do, for if you believe in staying under the law, it is your right. You don't want to go against conscience. No one should try to push you or convince you otherwise. Stick to your conscience.
---Bob on 4/1/11


Moses law dealing with the sacrifices and rituals etc etc

Not the moral law
---Jasheradan on 3/25/11

Moses law deals with sacrifice, and what does the moral law deal with?

It is not or Moral duty to God and man? which make up TEN COMMANDMENTS

MORAL OBLIGATION TO GOD
1. Do not worship other gods.
2. Do not worship idols.
3. Do not misuse God's name.
4. Keep the Sabbath holy.

MORAL OBLIGATION TO FELLOWMEN
5. Honor your father & mother.
6. Do not murder.
7. Do not commit adultery.
8. Do not steal.
9. Do not lie.
10. Do not covet.
---francis on 4/1/11


What was the gospel they were to take?
---michael_e on 4/1/11

In your question lies the answer to the long awaited riddle.

See many, many doctrines....that only have a piece of "Gospel" or "Truth" in them....on this site even.
Listened to a hundred preacher/teacher types...who presented a piece of "Gospel" "Truth". In ignorance of by most. Truth/Gospel is not popular...I can tell you that. Prophets are not popular. Doctrines that please ,excite and make money...now that is popular. TV & Books for sale,for evidence. When all have heard the "truth" and chosen their own....then. Isa 53:1 Who hath believed our report? to whom is arm of the LORD revealed?
---Trav on 4/1/11


MarkV //Just not possible//
"With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Tit. 2:11For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

//But we are called to bring the gospel to all nations//
What was the gospel they were to take?
---michael_e on 4/1/11


Michael e, the gospel will never go to each individual in this planet. Just not possible. But we are called to bring the gospel to all nations, and all races. It does not mean every single person born will hear it. The gospel goes where God the Spirit wants it to go. And there is only one gospel Truth. The gospel of Jesus Christ, no matter by what descriptive name it is present by. Any other gospel is not the gospel of Christ.
---Mark_V. on 4/1/11


John--- Do you believe that those not old enough to understand the Gospel, will be held accountable for what they cannot understand?
---Donna66 on 3/31/11


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Thank you Joseph for actually reading and answering the question.
---larry on 3/28/11


If the Gospel must be preached to all people before Jesus can return, how can this happen if new people are being born every second?
-----Blog question.


Matthew 10:23
But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

City's of Israel....not gone over completely.

It could be getting close, but then it is speaking of Gospel...truth and persecution for it. That is just now coming about again.

34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
---Trav on 3/28/11


Jasheradan, very good answer. The moral laws is what I was talking about. I should have mentioned that. The Old T. sacrifices cleansed believers of sins, but only received final clearance when Christ died and cleared the balance on which the Old T. sacrifices were only promissory notes. The ceremonial law was fulfilled, not annulled or abolished (Matt. 5:17-19). The civil, or judicial, aspect of the law encompasses the precepts given to Israel for the government of its civil state. Great answer Jesheradan, peace.
---Mark_V. on 3/27/11


//If the Gospel must be preached to all people before Jesus can return, how can this happen if new people are being born every second? There will always be someone not old enough to understand the Gospel.

Is not those who are saved chosen from the very foundation of the world?

Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:...

And could that not be those who are not yet of age who have yet to learn of the gospel?
---leej on 3/27/11


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Moses law dealing with the sacrifices and rituals etc etc

Not the moral law
---Jasheradan on 3/25/11


Samuel, very good advice concerning the Law. The law is very much in effect for many reasons. One, it condemns those who are not in Christ. They are still under the condemnation of the power of the law. Second, one purpose of the law is to act as a custodian to bring individuals to Christ (Gal. 3:22-24), By showing them their sinfulness, the law serves as a guide or tutor. It shows them that their only hope for justification is through Christ. The Christian is dead to the condemning power of the law (Rom. 8:1-3) but still very much under its command of obedience only as a guide to right living before God (Rom. 3:31, Rom. 6, 1 Cor. 5, 6:9-20). Yet not as a legalistic use of the law.
---Mark_V. on 3/25/11


The disciples tell us to stay away from Moses law and trust in Christ because GODS lamb has been slain for them.
Jasheradan

I do not read this in the New Testament. I do read in Galations and Romans not to trust to works for salvation for we are saved by Grace alone. But the law is a schoolmaster to bring us to JESUS. It tells us what sin is. The law is established by faith. Romans 3:20,31 1 John 3:4
---Samuel on 3/25/11


Jesus is quoted once in telling a man that he has just healed to go sacrifice according to how Moses commanded (Mosaic law)

That was before his OWN body was given as a sacrifice.

The disciples tell us to stay away from Moses law and trust in Christ because GODS lamb has been slain for them.

Timing is everything.
---Jasheradan on 3/25/11


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//MarkV, no matter what name you want to give it, it is still the same//
I don't give it a name the Bible does.
Mk 1:14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
This says nothing about death, burial and resurrection.
The kingdom is where the king is, it was at hand because the king was here.
Luke 18:31-34 Jesus explains His death, burial and resurrection to the 12 and they didn't understand, how could they have been preaching the same gospel, Paul preached.
---michael_e on 3/25/11


//OUR Gospel, of which MarkV rejects, WE are called to Identify in His death and resurrection, never ever asked earthly Israel to do.
---kathr4453 on 3/25/11//
Amen and thank you
---michael_e on 3/25/11


Kathr, there is only one gospel that saves, the gospel of Christ. It was the same in the Old Testament as it is in the New. Those who teach another gospel the word of God says:

"But even if we, or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you, than what you have received, let him/her be accursed"

You are teaching another gospel Kathr. Hello?
---Mark_V. on 3/25/11


Michael e, no matter what name you want to give it, it is still the same gospel. Repent of your sins and believe the gospel by faith on the works that Christ did on the cross and His resurrection. Maybe worded different but the meaning is still the same meaning. If it was another gospel, Not repent, don't believe, or that everyone is save, it is no gospel at all.
Most try to make too much from every detail. Trying to confuse others by bringing ideas that come to mind, but Paul had an answer to that and I gave it to you.
---Mark_V. on 3/25/11


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Although I don't gree with everything michael_e says, I do agree that teh MYSTERY revealed after Christ rose from the dead is the Gospel we place OUR faith in.

The Gospel of the Kingdom is about the KING, who returns AFTER his death and resurrection. Of which Israel rejected His Kingship, seeing he was a lowely carpenters son. When Christ returns as KING, that spoken of of John the Baptist will resume AFTER the Mystery of the Church, (those purchased with His blood, not just cleansed by it,) will reign and rule with Christ when He returns as KING OF KINGS!

OUR Gospel, of which MarkV rejects, WE are called to Identify in His death and resurrection, never ever asked earthly Israel to do.
---kathr4453 on 3/25/11


Mark_V. There is one gospel for the present age for the body of Christ, simplest understanding is 1 Cor.15:1-4 revealed to Paul.

Mark 1:15 ... The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel
Not the same
Acts 2:38 ..not the same..
Acts 3:19-21.. not the same
---michael_e on 3/24/11


Michael e, your suggesting there are two different gospels, the gospel of the kingdom and the gospel of grace. But I say there is only one Gospel of Christ,
"I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel-which is really no gospel at all. Eventently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, "let him be eternally condemned Gal. 1:6-9.
Here is the deal, there is many descriptive titles of the gospel, but it nevertheless is the same gospel. They are all by grace through faith.
---Mark_V. on 3/24/11


Matt. 24:14 "And THIS gospel of the kingdom" (Not the Gospel of Grace, We preach today, that you must believe for your salvation, that Jesus died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead. Jesus Himself revealed that to Paul, and Paul alone, I Cor 15:1-4, Rom 10:9-10 and many other places in Paul's writing. But Jesus and the twelve preached the Gospel of the Kingdom which is believing for salvation that Jesus was the Messiah, repentance, and baptism. Found in Matt 3:2, Matt 4:17, Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38 and many other Scriptures in the four Gospels and Acts through at least Chap 15. This gospel of the Kingdom:)"shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come"
---michael_e on 3/24/11


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"God does not desire to offer mercy to the whole world, if He did, everyone would be saved."

Genesis 9:15 "And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh, and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh."
Jeremiah 18:8 "If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them."
Matthew 5:45 "That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust."

God is merciful to all.
---Nana on 3/24/11


Craig, you oppose the word of God by claiming that what He said is not true in Rom. 9:21,22. You are wrong by changing the meaning of the passage that man makes himself a vessel of dishonor by himself.
God is the Potter and we are the clay. Listen to God's Word,

"But now Oh Lord, You are our Father, we are the clay, and You our Potter, and all we are the work of Your hand" ( Isaiah 64:8). By God's hand.
Two passages so far speak against what you said. As I said before, you oppose the Word of God.
---Mark_V. on 3/24/11


Craig, ranting and raving will not get you anywhere, just bring Scripture to support your views? I gave you Scripture and you did not give an answer to it. Why? You said,

So if God desires to offer mercy on the whole world thru Christ, who are you to say that He is a weak God for doing so?"

God does not desire to offer mercy to the whole world, if He did, everyone would be saved. Since God is Omnipotent and "can do as He wills", He could save the whole world if He wanted. Who can stop God? No one. So if you suggest they go to hell because they reject Christ, then their salvation is by their own works, and not by grace through faith, since they are already heading to hell. They are condemned already.
---Mark_V. on 3/24/11


So if God desires to offer mercy on the whole world thru Christ, who are you to say that He is a weak God for doing so? Apply your scripture to your own beliefs.

We make ourselves vessels of honor or dishonor by the way we choose. (2 Tim 2:20)(Proverbs 16:9)

Pharoah chose poorly. He denied the one true God and he was used of the LORD as a vessel of dishonor.

Therefore, he has no right to stand before God in the day of judgement and say "Why did you harden me further?" or "Why didst thou make me thus?

He didnt make Pharoah evil. If you claim so, you are blaspheming the holiness of God. (James 1:13) He used Pharoah's own evil heart against Him.
---CraigA on 3/23/11


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God Almighty whom created each one of you, and the heavens and the earth and all things, is not some passive little do nothing. Salvation indeed is not forced. God asks you to do right, he commands you to repent or else remain separated from him and remain under his wrath, and eventually be cast into everlasting hell. No he does not force himself on anyone, but he did humble himself and put on flesh and came down to his earth to personally show each of us the way to salvation. Some will accept and be changed and blessed, and some will reject and be unchanged and be cursed. The choice is 100% yours which life you want, a right life or wrong, the way to heaven or to hell.
---Eloy on 3/23/11


Craig, those passages say nothing about God's right. No one is forced, they are made able to come to Christ. He displays His mercy on whom He will to have mercy on.
"Therefore He has mercy on whom Hie wills, and whom He wills He hardens" And since many here will oppose those words of Paul, he answers with,

"You will say to me then, "Why does He still find fault"? For who has resisted His will"? But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God"? Will the thing formed say to Him who formed it, "Why have you made me like this"? Does not the Potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make "one" vessel for honor and another for dishonor"?
---Mark_V. on 3/23/11


--if God wants to save them, He will save them--

God doesnt force salvation.

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!

Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
---CraigA on 3/23/11


Mark V: 'And if God wants to save them, He will save them'

So you follow St.Augustine.....

I tend to agree with you, though not everyone does
---James on 3/22/11


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There was no gospel when Jesus said "this gospel of the Kingdom must be preached in all the world and then the end will come." The gospels that the disciples wrote and the letters of Paul were not yet written when Jesus said those words. So, what is this gospel that He is talking about?

He is talking about His own teachings, the truth that He spoke to his disciples and that they wrote down for us so that we also could know the true gospel. "Heaven and earth shall pass away but my words shall never pass away." Matt 24:14.

God is waiting for a people who will follow the Lamb wherever He goes.
---barb on 3/22/11


"Go and preach the gospel to everyone, and make disciples of all nations, whom obeys and is baptized will be saved. And whosoever will reject me before persons, that one will I also reject before the angels of God. The fruitless branch is cursed and they will be gathered and cast into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels, there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
---Eloy on 3/22/11


Eloy, my goodness, you had to go back to Ezekiel for your answer and even then you misinterpret the passages. In the context the passage is saying that a prophet who sounds the warning of repentance for sin was not to be judge (v.9), but the one who failed to deliver the message was held accountable (v. 8). This referred to unfaithfulness on the part of the prophet for which he bore responsibility and was chastened by God. But verse 32, "Opened my mouth" God exercises control over the mouth of Ezekiel (v. 3:2). Verse 7 tells us that God made him a watchman for the house of Israel and said, "Therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me."
---Mark_V. on 3/22/11


Here are some scriptures to think on:
Ro10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Col1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven, whereof I Paul am made a minister,
Here are two witnesses that state that the commandment to the Apostle was completed.
Just something to think about.
---trey on 3/21/11


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"I have set you a watchman to warn the people from me. When I say to the wicked, O wicked, you will surely die: if you do not speak to warn the wicked from their way, that wicked will die in their sin, but their blood will I require at your hand. Nevertheless, If you warn the wicked of their way to turn from it, if they do not turn from their way, they will die in their sin, but you have saved your soul." Ezk.33:8,9.
---Eloy on 3/21/11


Eloy, your statement has many holes and came short of the glory of God. If God wants to save someone, your refusal does not cause someone to be lost, they are already lost. And if God wants to save them, He will save them. It is the Spirit who brings life.
You also suggest that a believer is commanded to preach the gospel to the lost, and if he does not, he perishes. What if he didn't follow the command for a week? He perishes you suggest. Just not true at all, since "There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ"
---Mark_V. on 3/21/11


When God tells a person, "Go preach to the lost", and that person refuses, then the lost one will perish but the blood of the lost will be upon the hand of the disobedient whom refused God's commandment, and that disobeyer will also perish: But when God tells a person, Go preach to the lost, and that person obeys, then the lost one will be saved and the obedient will also be saved for obeying the commandment.
---Eloy on 3/20/11


The gospel is to go to all nations and to all people is truth. But not every individual will hear the gospel. It does not take a scientist to know this, since many will live and die before they ever hear of Christ. People in Japan have heard of Christ, the majority do not believe by faith in Him. And that does not mean every individual either. The gospel of Christ in Scripture has different descriptive titles, depending where in Scripture it is mentioned. Gal. 1:6-9 clearly states that there is only one gospel. If another gospel is taught it is really no gospel at all.
"If anyone is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned"
---Mark_V. on 3/20/11


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jesus christ is lord and master,and says that His Gospel must be preached,hence i have faith He will use modern technology to do so.The tsunami will prompt many Christian relief agencies to send to tsunami-harmed Japan,and it will hear the Gospel.
---undra_orlandocleveland on 3/16/11


Matthew 12:25
And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

Heb 8:8

Acts 1:6
When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

Luke 22:30
That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

105:8 He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.

10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:
---Trav on 12/1/09


P.S. This verse "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations, and then shall the end come." References the end of this dispensation of time, which includes the millennia. The final judgement leading to the second death, when both hell and death are casted into the lake of fire marks the end of time as we know it, and the beginning of our eternity in the new heaven and earth.
---joseph on 9/14/09

Joseph is correct. The Gospel of the KINGDOM is not the Gospel of the Mystery. John the Baptist introduced the Gospel of the Kingdom, set aside until AFTER Jesus died and rose again. IT will take the RISEN CHRIST to fulfill the Kingdom promises and reign for 1000 years.
---kathr4453 on 11/28/09


I personally heard the testimony of a Man who was raised on an Island. A heathen that never heard of Jesus or the Gospel. He said that one day as he was in a coconut tree getting coconuts. He felt a get power over coming him and he was afraid. He called out and said what god are you and a voice spoke to him and said I am the Son of God and I want to save you and your people, I will send men to you so you can learn of my salvation and you and your people will be saved. Then I will send you to the far corners of the world to give this testimony.
I was fortunate to hear this man and see the power of God to get his gospel to the lost.
---exzucuh on 11/28/09


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MarkV ... "I don't know if you are opposing anyone who says that the gospel is not been heard in all nations"

I don't think anyone will have understood just what he was saying!
---alan8566_of_uk on 11/28/09


Exzucuh, I don't know if you are opposing anyone who says that the gospel is not been heard in all nations, but I believe it is not for many are not hearing it in many nations.
I believe Romans 16:25,26 is speaking of something different. It is speaking of a mystery that was before not known to anyone, but is now possible for all nations to know about. Not that every single person has heard it. Only that it is available to every nation in the world to hear, if the word is preached today.
Before when the word was preached that mystery was not known. That not only Jews but also Gentiles would be included in salvation.
---MarkV. on 11/27/09


like many foolish people you have no faith to believe what the Bible says. You question it, and you will be held accountable for every word you speak against Gods word. Because you think what your little mind thinks is intelligent, you reason things out to the point that you discredit Gods word. Then you pray to him and ask for healing or finances, do you think he will answer the prayers of people that cannot believe his word when he says it plainly in scripture. With your lips you praise him but your heart is far from him, because you heart serves your mind, your God is your own mind that you put above Gods word.
---exzucuh on 11/27/09


Revelation 14:6
And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
---JackB on 11/21/09

Everlasting> As promised by GOD:1 Chronicles 16:17
And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,
Gospel> = Good News/Truth/Hope for divorced NATIONS of ISRAEL. Rev21:12 ... and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
Nations> = Israel
Kindred> of Israel
Tounges> of Israel
Or your Jesus lied.
Possible you are of these nations and know not> =Good news.
---Trav on 11/23/09


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Tommy, I believe it will be preached to every nation but not every single person will hear it. As it stands right now not everyone heard the Gospel Truth. In fact it wasn't until the Gentiles were included that many heard and believed the gospel. So no, the gospel was not intended for all people to hear. If it was it failed for sure.
When the Lord comes again, the angels will gather together all the elect from all corners of the world. The chosen one's from the foundation of the world. The amount of which was written before the world began. None will be left out.
---MarkV. on 11/23/09


Tommy3007-
I agree with you. There may be a few rare languages or dialects into which the Gospel hasn't been transcribed. But I think we are very close to covering them all.
---Donna66 on 11/22/09


"IF" the "Great Commission" meant literally that every person must hear the Gospel before Jesus' return, then His plan has failed, as there have been many who died not having heard the good news of Jesus' coming. It is meant that the Gospel will be preached to every nation, tongue and tribe.
---tommy3007 on 11/21/09


Revelation 14:6
And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
---JackB on 11/21/09


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A Redeemer, a Saviour was promised to a people. But, John 1:11: "He came unto his own, and his own received him not." Because the promise he said at first, "Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Yet, Jesus praised the good samaritan. According to the religious authorities of the day, a samaritan was lower than dirt, John 8:48: "Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?"
See John 4:38-41, Acts 8.
The mandate changed from Cities to Nations in Matthew 28:19
---Nana on 11/21/09


We can discuss the interpretation of the following scripture, but I'm not sure why anyone would suggest its not possible to for the Gospel to be preached to all before Christ returns. Did you forget who your father is? Christians shouldn't even be thinking of what can't be done.

"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations, and then shall the end come."

That settles it for me.
---larry on 11/20/09


Romans 16:25:26 Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith.

Sounds like Paul thought he and the disciples made the gospel known to all nations.
---Bob on 11/20/09


If everyone on earth must hear the gospel before Christ returns, he will never return.
---mugwump on 9/12/09

Everyone was not mission stated anyway. Matthew 15:24
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Matthew 10:6
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Matthew 10:23
But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

Almost no cities of Israel when written....should have been easy to go over. Obviously is not completed....still may be many of Lost Sheep to find. Or just a few?
---Trav on 11/20/09


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The "great commission" means that ....

....all cultures/societies on earth will have at sometime in history have had the opportunity to accept or reject what Jesus did for humanity while He was on earth (THE GOSPEL).

The great commission does not say "PREACH", it does not say "all scripture", nor does it say that we should insist that anyone believe.

We are simply told that all societies at one time or another will have been given the chance to accept or reject Jesus...

Chorazin and other towns that Jesus went to once had that chance, but they failed to recognize the truth that was right before their eyes...

Matthew 11:21 Jesus said...
"Woe to you, Chorazin...".
---more_excellent_way on 9/17/09


to Bruce
//I assume these Martyrs include some dead Christians. Notwithstanding your 'two-rapture' theory, how do you then reconcile your foregoing statement//

I have did some in-depth study of the Churches in Rev 2 and 3. There were total of 7 churches and 3 are found to be examples of who will be #1 raptured and not suffer any wrath that's Philadelpia, #2 some will die and some will possibly be rapture if they endure 10 days of 7 yr tribulation that's Smyrna and #3 cast into the great trib which all will have to be Martyrs for their faith to be saved (includes not accepting the mark of the beast) that's Thytira.

In essences we need to model after Philadelphia to escape all wrath, seals, trumpets and bowls that's coming.
---sandr4873 on 9/14/09


P.S. This verse "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations, and then shall the end come." References the end of this dispensation of time, which includes the millennia. The final judgement leading to the second death, when both hell and death are casted into the lake of fire marks the end of time as we know it, and the beginning of our eternity in the new heaven and earth.
---joseph on 9/14/09


It is written "all thy [Fathers'] children [shall be] taught of the LORD [Jesus]," It is also written that Jesus " was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel" during His first sojourn. Therefore this prophesy will be ultimately fulfilled during His millennial reign when " many people say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, and He will teach us of His ways,.. For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem".
The first resurrection will include all who are in Christ, which will include all who has never heard or understood the saving grace of Jesus and willfully rejected it. Isa 54:13>Matthew 15:24>Isa 2:3>John 3:16,18>Romans 10:14.
---joseph on 9/14/09


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Sandr,

"...They will either die for their faith or raptured alive if they survive the 10 days. After this everyone will simply be Martyrs to have eternal life..." [sic - w/emphasis added]

I assume these Martyrs include some dead Christians. Notwithstanding your 'two-rapture' theory, how do you then reconcile your foregoing statement, which apparently contradicts scripture?

1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds...
---BruceB on 9/13/09


What most people don't understand is the gospel being preached is not limited to saved humans to do but in the Tribulation period there will be the 2 Prophets Rev 11, 144,000 Virgin men Rev 7 and Angels Rev 14 will be preaching the gospel.
I also believe there could be 2 worldwide raputures: First rapture the Phildaphia church type will be spared from the hour of tribulation, Rev 3:10 and gone before "man of sin" appears 2thes 2:3. Second rapture the Smyrna church type will go through 10 days of the 1st half of the tribulation, Rev 2:10. They will either die for their faith or raptured alive if they survive the 10 days.
After this everyone will simply be Martyrs to have eternal life.
---sandr4873 on 9/12/09


If everyone on earth must hear the gospel before Christ returns, he will never return. Anyway, God is the savior, not the preacher.
---mugwump on 9/12/09


Part1
-----mima- "age of accountability"

There is NO age of accountability, that is a LIE satan has told you through your "preachers" who are really wolves in sheeps clothing..(2pet 2:1)"But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction." and (1john 4:1)to make you feel better about your kids salvation which by the way is all up to the holy spirit to quiken them from death unto life.
---Metuschelah on 9/11/09


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Part2
-----mima- "age of accountability"

(Mat5:23)"And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: [I pray thee], come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed, and she shall live" everyone who sin lieth at the point of death, most importantly (spiritual death), unless God saves and heals your child like everyone else's soul, then that child will go to HELL/GRAVE.
---metuschelah on 9/11/09


Because the Gospel was preached throughout the known world in the first century by the disciples, done, but a good question and observation.
---Rod on 9/9/09


Your question is answered by the "age of accountability"
---mima on 9/9/09


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