Has the Whole World Already Heard the Gospel?

Many people have said that God only gave the Torah, which is God’s guidance or instructions, to the Jewish nation at Mount Sinai. However, in Exodus 12:38, we see that a mixed multitude left Egypt along with the Jewish people. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that those who received the Torah at Mount Sinai were also a mixed multitude.

According to Aggadah, a Jewish tradition, it is said that God’s Torah was heard by all 70 nations in their own language (Bamidbar Rabbah 13:15-16). On the celebration of the giving of the Torah, Shavuot (also known as the Day of Pentecost), the gift of tongues was given. According to tradition, a representative from each of the 70 nations on Earth heard the Gospel that day.

Many have used this thought to argue that there is no need to continue spreading the Good News to other nations, assuming that everyone has already heard it. However, such arrogance is rooted in profound ignorance. Instead, approximately 3.4 billion people have never been presented with the Gospel in a culturally relevant manner and still do not have access to it.

Let us be like Paul, motivated to reach places that have not yet been reached by anyone. Why? Because we want to witness the return of Jesus. Jesus promised that when we preach the gospel to every nation, to the ends of the earth, He will return. Let us follow in the footsteps of Paul and pray, send, or go forth to the nations that have not yet heard the Good News.

I am a Messianic Jewish believer that felt the tug of the L-rd towards the unreached. I decided I would go to China. My love for the Chinese people grew while I was there, but when I learned of the Back to Jerusalem movement, I knew the L-rd wanted me to be proclaiming His gospel message to the unreached people between China and Jerusalem. Let’s unite and complete the great commission. We need to accept the challenge Jesus has given us so that we can feel the exhilaration of victory.

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