Scripture has four verses that explicitly speak of the gospel with reference to all nations:
“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” (Matt. 24:14).
“And the gospel must first be published among all nations” (Mk. 13:10).
“And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed” (Gal. 3:8)
“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” (Rev. 14:6).
Galatians 3:8 quotes Genesis 12:3, which refers to all the families of the earth: “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Mark 16:16 records that Jesus commanded gospel ministry to every individual: “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Compiling the data from these references plainly reveals that God has ordained gospel ministry to all:
- all nations (Matt. 24:14; Mk. 13:10; Gal. 3:8)
- all families (Gen. 12:3)
- every creature (Mk. 16:15)
- those that dwell on the earth (Rev. 14:6)
- every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people (Rev. 14:6)
Let us therefore make known to all God’s desire to bless all through the gospel!
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