THE GOSPEL THAT JESUS COMMISSIONED HIS DISCIPLES TO PREACH
" ... Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: REPENT YE, and believe the gospel." Mark 1:14-15 (KJV)
Please notice the very first recorded word of Jesus' preaching was: "Repent". which speaks of bringing forth the fruits answerable to amendment of life. (marginal reading of Matt 3:8 KJV)
Now, I will speak of the gospel that Jesus commissioned his disciples to preach ...
JESUS COMMISSIONED HIS DISCIPLES TO BAPTIZE AND TEACH GENTILES TO OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS --NOT JUST THE JEWS!
Jesus Christ: "Go ye therefore, and teach ALL NATIONS*, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them TO OBSERVE ALL THINGS whatsoever I have COMMANDED YOU: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." Matt 28:19-20 (KJV)
Jesus gave The Great Commission to his disciples AFTER HIS RESURRECTION; and, they were to make disciples, or, Christians of ALL NATIONS. (See marginal reading of KJV)
Please notice the chain of command through Jesus to The Father. Here, Jesus said that he did not change The Father's words.
"For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak." John 12:49-50 (KJV)
Yes Indeed, Jesus, The Father and the apostles speak these words to ALL NATIONS:
"...If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." Matt 19:17
The scriptures and reputable reference works agree that the eleven disciples were told to teach the Commandments of God to "ALL NATIONS."
* Nations = Gentiles
(1) "Nations (ethnos) Like the Hebrew 'goyim,' ethne: has the basic meaning of 'nations', but also, by extension, 'foreign countries.' And since Israel is a religious state, the word is further extended to mean 'pagan lands.' Similarly, 'ethnikoi', which means the 'nationals' of a certain country, is extended to mean 'foreigners' and 'pagans.' An example of the original meaning is
'Go out and teach all nations' (Matthew 28:19)"
(2) Strong's Greek/Hebrew Dictionary #1484; NATIONS:
1484 ethnos (eth'-nos); probably from 1486; a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by implication, pagan): KJV-- Gentile, heathen,nation, people.
(3) Thayer's Definition #1484; NATIONS: 1484 ethnos-
1) a multitude (whether of men or of beasts) associated or living together; a company, a troop, a swarm
2) a multitude of individuals of the same nature or genus, THE HUMAN RACE
3) a race, a nation, a people, a group
4) in the Old Testament, foreign nations not worshiping the true God,
5) Paul uses the term for Gentile (non-Jewish) Christians.
(4) Vine's Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words: GENTILES
1. ethnos ^1484^, whence Eng., "heathen," denotes, firstly, "a
multitude or company"; then, "a multitude of people of the
same nature or genus, a nation, people"; it is used in the
singular, of the Jews, e. g., ;
IN THE PLURAL, OF NATIONS (Heb., goiim) OTHER THAN ISRAEL.
"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 12:17 (KJV)
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