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Has the Gospel Been Preached to All the World?


"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be "But I say, have they not heard? Yes
preached in all the world (Greek indeed: ‘Their sound has gone out to all the
oikoumene) for a witness unto all nations; earth, and their words to the ends of the
and then shall the end come" (Matthew world (Greek oikoumene)" (Romans 10:18)

"And the gospel must first be published "...My gospel... has been made manifest,
among all nations (Greek ethnos)" and by the prophetic Scriptures has been
made known to all nations (Greek
(Mark 13:10) ethnos)..." (Romans 16:25-26)

"And He said to them, ‘Go into all the "...of the gospel, which has come to you, as
world (Greek kosmos) and preach the it has also in all the world (Greek kosmos),
gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15) as is bringing forth fruit...," (Colossians

And he said unto them ‘Go into all the "...from the gospel which you heard, which
world and preach the gospel to every was preached to every creature (Greek
creature (Greek ktisis) " (Mark 16:15) ktisis) under heaven, of which I, Paul
became a minister" (Colossians 1:23)

"But you shall receive power when the "But I say, have they not heard? Yes
Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you indeed: ‘Their sound has gone out to all the
shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and earth (Greek ge), and their words to the
in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of ends of the world" (Romans 10:18)
the earth (Greek ge)" (Acts 1:8).

Chart taken from Michael Sullivan’s “Gospel Eschatology - a Better Resurrection”