He would be fair to cast us all into hell. A helpful resource. In idea and capacity the gospel is literally universal; although in actual reality such universality can only be claimed by a natural hyperbole. However, according to skeptics who have commented on Colossians 1:23, “Never at any time has every living If we think of the word nation as simply a geopolitical boundary then certainly the Gospel has been preached to every nation. Yes, now that—it says—this is Titus:2:11For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,See All...,12, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;”—Tom…. As APOSTLE OF THE GENTILES, a minister of the newly revealed mystery of their salvation, testifying to all alike by suffering and by preaching, in order "to present all perfect in Christ Jesus" (Colossians 1:24-29). Yes, I believe that’s what it is referring to here.Obviously it hasn’t been preached by human beings to every creature under heaven, but it has been preached by God in the conscience. Then, in the exact language of the great commission, using the very same Greek words as Mark 16:15, Paul speaks in the past tense, stating that the gospel has been preached to every creature. It seems like a better translation because of the example of the early church: according to the Book of Acts, they didn’t preach to animals, only to humans; but they did preach wherever they could, throughout the world. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant." Not, lest. But here there may possibly be reference to some ideas (like those spoken of in 2Timothy 2:18) that "the resurrection was past already," and that the hope of a true resurrection and a real heaven was either a delusion or a metaphor. Has every human being who’s ever lived been exposed to the gospel? 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. The Berean Call is also available in a large-print edition at a nominal cost. Yes, I believe that’s what it is referring to here.Obviously it hasn’t been preached by human beings to every creature under heaven, but it has been preached by God in the conscience.Romans:2:14For 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:See All..., the law is written in every human conscience.When the Gentiles who have not the law, do the things which pertain in the law, they are a law unto themselves.They bare witness to the law of God written in their conscience. 1:23 If ye continue in the faith - Otherwise, ye will lose all the blessings which ye have already begun to enjoy. Matthew 7:24,25 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: …. Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. “And this gospel of the kingdom Paul emphatically states that the “the gospel“ “was preached to every creature which is under heaven. I, the first-person pronoun. Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. Now Dave, I know this was addressed to Tom and Dave, and my name came first, but I am going to defer to you on this one. He hadn’t even gotten to Spain yet (Romans 15:24). However, the Biblical understanding is a people group. Response: Colossians:1:23 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 … Colossians 1:23, ESV : "if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister." Click here for copyright permissions. It’s little things like this that we choke on, and then never The Berean Call is available by postal mail each month for free. Ezekiel 18:26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die. Thank you for your help. From, away from. If. The fact that Colossians was written in 62AD, 8 years before Jerusalem was destroyed, is proof that 70AD was the total fulfillment of this passage! Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Genitive Neuter Singular. In fact, those of us who love Jesus are still doing this today. NASB 23 if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister. The Gospel preached to every creature: a sermon, delivered on Wednesday, the 21st March, 1798, before the Incorporated Baptist Church, in Charleston, South-Carolina [Hollinshead, William] on Amazon.com. And as none had been excluded from the offers of mercy, and Jesus Christ had tasted death for every man, and the Jews and Gentiles, in their great corporate capacity, had all been invited to believe the Gospel; therefore, the apostle concludes that the Gospel was preached to every creature under heaven, as being offered without restrictions or limitations to these two grand divisions of mankind, including the … “He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Copyright © The Berean Call 2016. And be not removed from the hope of the gospel - The glorious hope of perfect love. And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He then mentioned to them how the Gospel had been “preached to every creature under heaven” (Colossians 1:23). Paul refers to the gospel of his day as “the gospel... which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven” (ESV). King James Bible And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and … Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 1st Person Singular. The Lord did not stay here on earth to spread the gospel himself. With this definition the task is far from over. Here is this week’s question: Dear Tom and Dave, In Colossians:1:23If 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;See All... it seems to indicate that the gospel has been preached to every creature under heaven.When and how did this take place? The Gospel Has Been Preached … Romans 10:17-18 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. This really is good news. Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural. All rights Reserved. By no means! When Christ gave the Great Commission to “preach the gospel to every creature” , it was clear that this could be accomplished only if every Christian would actually preach the gospel! Ice … Good people often choke on parts in verses 15, 20, and 23. The hope.--See Note on Colossians 1:5. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy S… The Lord will provide for the families of those who preach the gospel: D&C 118:3. With this definition the task is far from Ephesians 2:20, "built on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner-stone. Rather he is saying that he and other ministers like him were faithfully “preaching the gospel to all creation”, just as Jesus instructed them. Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the In, on, among. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Nov 4, 2020 - (Matthew 24:14) "And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations: & then shall THE END come. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc. Here, as there, great emphasis is laid on "hope." Probably from an obsolete diako; an attendant, i.e. Every Christian has been given the ministry of reconciliation, and you are expected to get out into this world and preach the gospel. "And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 24:14). Of uncertain affinity; to herald, especially divine truth. Today's bible verse is Mark 16:15 (Preach the Gospel to Every Creature). Now Dave, that’s God’s general revelation. "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." The gospel. If we think of the word nation as simply a geopolitical boundary then certainly the Gospel has been preached to every nation. and met.). He meets with his disciples giving them instructions to preach the gospel to every creature, then he ascends back into heaven. Send us a message to add or change your paper mail address. 18But I say, Have they not heard?Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of We know that Jesus was the Greatest Dreamer of … When and how did this take place? of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when). It still has a great purpose in kingdom promotion. Yes, you know it tells me Tom, that person anywhere in this world—I mean it says here in Titus:2:11For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,See All..., “The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.”It doesn’t say that every man knows the details of the gospel of Jesus Christ.Because obviously that has not been revealed in their conscience.But they do know in their conscience that grace is necessary.They know they are sinners, if they are going to be forgiven; it’s going to have to be by God’s grace.I think they also know in their conscience, it would have to be justly done.And therefore—. (a) I remain, tarry, (b) I remain in, persist in. Romans:2:14 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: We are willing to send the newsletter to you by regular mail but encourage you to read it online to save printing and mailing costs. A primary preposition; under, i.e. Their example probably tells us what it means to follow Mark 16:15 and Colossians 1:23. No, but does that mean God is not fair? Every Christian in this room tonight has yet to answer to Christ why he has not done everything in his power to send that gospel to every creature! Take a look: In verse 15 it may sound like Christ is part of creation and therefore not truly God: “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.” Jehovah’s Witnesses would take it to mean that Christ is part of creation. Matthew's has no such issues or linguistic ambiguity: Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. The gospel of the kingdom is the good news given to the Jews of their promised kingdom, a literal, physical kingdom on earth where Christ is King. In this regular feature Dave and Tom respond to questions from listeners and readers of The Berean Call. Click here to see our updated Privacy Policy. Right.And I just want to close with Mark:16:15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.See All..., “And he said unto them, go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”It’s ongoing.We’re to reflect God’s light and his life.We are to share his word and his truth with everyone. Remove. It is now the last days , the Lord Jesus will come back. To proclaim, herald, preach. A primary verb; to hear. Jesus said that it is to be preached and Paul says in AD 62, that it has been preached to every creature. Is it possible that some 30 years after Jesus’ resurrection and the establishment of the church that the early apostles, prophets, and evangelists had preached the … "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come" (Matthew 24:14). Colossians 1:23 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; While we are doing this, IF the Rapture has not yet happened, we have also been instructed by God to share His Gospel with the entire world. Answer: Before Jerusalem would be … 2. Christ's Great Commission is the command: "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." The Gospel preached to every creature: a sermon, delivered on Wednesday, the 21st March, 1798, before the Incorporated Baptist Church However, the Biblical understanding is a people group. Before Jesus ascended up to heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father in glory, “Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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