Apostolic Preterist

Great Commission is past

The Great Commission is Past and I can Prove it

We have been taught that the great commission is yet future where all of the world will be taught or preached the gospel message of salvation before the end will come. What does it mean if it already took place? Look up the word world in this scripture- Matthew 24:14 and this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for witness unto all nations; and then the end shall come.

And this was written to the church living in the 1st century. Now I will give you 5 scriptures proving that this scripture has already been fulfilled almost 2,000 years ago.

In Matthew 24:14 Jesus promised the gospel would go unto all the world (oikoumene) In Romans 10:18 Paul stated that the gospel had gone (past tense) into all the world (oikoumene)

In Mark 16:15 Jesus prophesied that the gospel would go into all the world (kosmos) in Colossians 1:6 Paul worte that the gospel went (past tense) into all the world (kosmos) In Mark 16:15 Jesus said the gospel would be preached to all creation (ktisis) in Colossians 1:23 Paul said the gospel had been (past tense) preached in all creation ( ktisis) In Matthew 28:19 Jesus told the Apostles to teach all nations (ethnos) In Romans 16:26 Paul declared that the gospel was made known (past tense) to all the nations (ethnos) In Acts 1:8 Jesus sent them to preach the gospel under all the world (oikoumene) In Romans 10:18 Paul says the gospel was heard (past tense) in all the world.

Oikoumene-

 Kosmos- The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 2889

Original Word

Word Origin

kosmoß

probably from the base of (2865)

Transliterated Word

TDNT Entry

Kosmos

3:868,459

Phonetic Spelling

Parts of Speech

kos'-mos

Noun Masculine

Definition

  1. an apt and harmonious arrangement or constitution, order, government

  2. ornament, decoration, adornment, i.e. the arrangement of the stars, 'the heavenly hosts', as the ornament of the heavens. 1 Pet. 3:

  3. the world, the universe

  4. the circle of the earth, the earth

  5. the inhabitants of the earth, men, the human family

  6. the ungodly multitude; the whole mass of men alienated from God, and therefore hostile to the cause of Christ

  7. world affairs, the aggregate of things earthly

    1. the whole circle of earthly goods, endowments riches, advantages, pleasures, etc, which although hollow and frail and fleeting, stir desire, seduce from God and are obstacles to the cause of Christ

  8. any aggregate or general collection of particulars of any sort

    1. the Gentiles as contrasted to the Jews (Rom. 11:12 etc)

    2. of believers only, John 1:29; 3:16; 3:17; 6:33; 12:47 1 Cor. 4:9; 2 Cor. 5:19

Ethnos-

1) a multitude (whether of men or of beasts) associated or living together

a) a company, troop, swarm

2) a multitude of individuals of the same nature or genus

a) the human family

3) a tribe, nation, people group

4) in the OT, foreign nations not worshiping the true God, pagans, Gentiles

5) Paul uses the term for Gentile Christians


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