Thursday, November 11, 2010

Preach the Gospel To *Every* Creature?

Mark 16:15 contains the simple command of Jesus to preach the gospel to all people. Here is how that command is given in a number of translations.

 

 

Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

KJV

Go and preach the good news to everyone in the world.

CEV

Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

ESV

So wherever you go in the world, tell everyone the Good News.

GW

Go into all the world, proclaim the gospel to all the creation.

MKJV

Having gone into the world all together, proclaim the good news to all in the creation!

APB

 

 

Now, consider all of the people you know, all the people you have met and talked to during your lifetime. Is there, among them, one single person with whom you have not shared the gospel? Can you think of how many people crossed your path just in this past month to whom you did not announce the good news?

 

What?

What’s that you say?

There are a lot of them?

More than you can remember?

More than you can count?

 

Is that okay?

 

So, what do you plan to do about it: Feel guilty for a little while, then go get some coffee, or change the way you interact with people from here on out?

 

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. -Mark 16:16

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