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Has the Gospel reached and been preached to all Nations?
« on: Sat Jul 03, 2021 - 17:56:24 »
Matthew 24:13-15 King James Version (KJV)
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

I asked the question to my class at church as its clear that the internet has reached across the globe, and even Russia, China and even in the wilds of Africa you can see the truth. I don't see what more is needed unless you practically read the words of scripture to each and every individual, which I don't think is what Christ meant. What are your thoughts.

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Re: Has the Gospel reached and been preached to all Nations?
« Reply #1 on: Sat Jul 03, 2021 - 20:37:16 »
Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Rev 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, 7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. 8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. 9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

The main point of the everlasting gospel, is to bring as many as possible back to worshiping the creator, in anticipation of the judgment of all pertaining to the same. While the gospel of Jesus Christ is more available on a global scale today perhaps than ever before, some countries still restrict it, and many people simply have no motivation to examine it. To the contrary, many are deterred by family or government. Nevertheless, the scriptures depict a time when all of humanity will be faced with a choice between true worship of God, or the worship of the beast and or his image. This after the kings and most inhabitants of the earth have been made to drink and become drunk with the wine of Babylon, who compels them to set up the abomination of desolation in the place of the holy, that is to worship the beast over and above our Creator. The difference between the saints and those who worship the beast is that the former keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, while the latter only profess the faith while bowing down to the abomination of desolation, which will be the mark or sign of worshiping the beast.

All of which of course centers around the commandments of God and the fourth commandment in particular. Which commandment calls all to worship the true Creator of heaven and earth, who Himself spoke the commandments to humanity with His own mouth, and wrote them in tables of stone twice with His own finger. The abomination of desolation being that spurious man made sabbath, being set up in place of God's holy sabbath by those who only profess the faith of Jesus Christ but do not keep the commandments of God, forced upon all through civil legislation. The acceptance of which is the sign or mark of the beast.

In the above manner, the simplicity of the everlasting gospel will not only be preached to all humanity, but all of humanity will be forced to consider the issues involved and make a decision regarding them. Who will we worship and therefore serve, God or man. Christ who became human to reveal God to us, or Satan who tempted humanity to sin against Him.

Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made........
14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Col 1:13  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

1Co 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. 24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.


There will be no in between when our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ returns. All will have made their choice to either worship and serve the Creator, or worship and serve the created, which is simply worship of self.

Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Joh 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. 25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. 26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

1Jn 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

1Jn 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Rev 12:7  And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. 13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. 14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Rev 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, 7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. 8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. 9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.


Rev 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. 16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

The everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ, is all about bringing humanity back to willing and loving submission to the authority of God who has proved His benevolence in and through His Son Jesus Christ. Submission to the one who created and sustains us and all life. The fourth commandment of God calls all to do just that. In its acceptance or rejection, humanity does and will accept or reject God revealed to us through Jesus Christ. Therefore has God determined that this issue becomes front and center to all of humanity in one generation before He returns to end the sin problem.

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

The above basic element of faith, will be accepted or rejected by all of humanity in one generation before the end comes. Therefore will the fourth commandment, or not, become central to that decision for everyone as well.

Exo 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.


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Re: Has the Gospel reached and been preached to all Nations?
« Reply #2 on: Sun Jul 04, 2021 - 16:04:40 »
Millions upon millions have died without ever hearing the gospel, namely the indigenous peoples of land masses separated by bodies of water.

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Re: Has the Gospel reached and been preached to all Nations?
« Reply #3 on: Mon Jul 05, 2021 - 05:14:34 »
Millions upon millions have died without ever hearing the gospel, namely the indigenous peoples of land masses separated by bodies of water.
Alan this is absolutely true, not only now, but before Christ even more so.

Brother, I believe in regeneration WITHOUT MEANS, namely, God regenerates sinners and THEN the gospel comes TO THEM, or, it may NEVER COME~the gospel is the means of EDUCATING SINNERS concerning spiritual truths, for their practical salvation of enjoying God's best while they are now living in the flesh by submitting to his will as they hear the gospel and believe, repent, and their faith increases over time, etc. 

The gospel now has more or less reached the entirely of the world through modern witty inventions of man. There may be some areas that have not heard, but overall all have heard so it can be said truly the gospel has gone into all the world, or religions of the world~ before the last fifty years that could not have been said and be true.

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Re: Has the Gospel reached and been preached to all Nations?
« Reply #4 on: Mon Jul 05, 2021 - 08:11:10 »
Millions upon millions have died without ever hearing the gospel, namely the indigenous peoples of land masses separated by bodies of water.

Rom 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; 13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) 16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.


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Re: Has the Gospel reached and been preached to all Nations?
« Reply #5 on: Sat Jul 31, 2021 - 07:05:57 »
Millions upon millions have died without ever hearing the gospel, namely the indigenous peoples of land masses separated by bodies of water.

We do not know how God has worked with those who were far from any source of the gospel, as there are many stories how they were reached by what can only be angelic sources and dreams and other divine manifestations. We wont know and see these events till we get to the heavenly kingdom and see the whole history of the earth and Gods work here.

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Re: Has the Gospel reached and been preached to all Nations?
« Reply #6 on: Sat Jul 31, 2021 - 08:13:45 »
Rom 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; 13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) 16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Amo, this is true, but this does not truly address Alan's statement. All this is saying in Romans 2 is to a certain degree (though corrupt as it may be) even sinners show the work at creation when God wrote his laws upon Adam's heart, whereby, his children after him do by nature certain things that are contained in God's law, though with corrupt motives and selfish ends.

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Re: Has the Gospel reached and been preached to all Nations?
« Reply #7 on: Sat Jul 31, 2021 - 09:35:30 »
Amo, this is true, but this does not truly address Alan's statement. All this is saying in Romans 2 is to a certain degree (though corrupt as it may be) even sinners show the work at creation when God wrote his laws upon Adam's heart, whereby, his children after him do by nature certain things that are contained in God's law, though with corrupt motives and selfish ends.

I disagree. The context is exactly about the judgment of God as apposed to the faulty judgement of humanity.

Rom 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. 2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. 3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? 4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? 5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: 8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. 12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; 13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) 16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

The Holy Spirit of God convicts all hearts and minds of sin, as I personally experienced before ever knowing God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Those who have not had opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ will no doubt be judged by their response to these convictions in favor of or against their intended effect. As the above scriptures testify in direct relation the day of God's judgment of humanity by Jesus Christ our Lord. The Gentiles referred to in the above verses are said to be a law unto themselves because they "shew the work of the law written in their hearts". This is one of the exact purposes of the new covenant established in and by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: 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, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Heb 8:6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. 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, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:


Far be it from God the Father revealed to us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to condemn those who never had opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ, yet submitted to and obeyed the law of God by way of conviction from the Holy Spirit of God. As the scripture under examination states, they "shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness". The following verses are as applicable to professed Christians today, as they were to the Jews of Paul's day.

Rom 2:28  For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

Why would God condemn those who have rightly responded to the convictions of the Holy Spirit of God upon their lives, because they never had opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ? Is it not obvious, that they would have accepted the same given the opportunity? It is certainly not beyond God, to know what decision those who never had opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ, would have made if they had. To the contrary, the scriptures we are now examining and addressing reveal some of that exact process.