HOW SHALL THEY HEAR?

Christ gave the command to preach the gospel to every person in the world after he rose from the grave and appeared to his Apostles (Mk 16.9-15). They saw Him nailed to the cross for our sins just three days prior. But because the Sabbath day was nearly upon them and work had to cease, the soldiers broke the legs of the two criminals crucified with Him to speed the dying process. They did not break Christ's legs because he was already dead. However, to make sure he was truly dead they thrust a spear into His side and there came out blood and water (Jn 19.31-34), a scientific indication of death. The apostles then saw Him removed from the cross and Joseph wind him in linen cloth with myrrh and aloes and lay him in an empty tomb nearby (Jn 19.38-42). The tomb was then sealed with a large rock and guards set on watch to prevent the theft of his corpse (Mt 27.62-66).

After three days Christ's Apostles, still mourning his death, were told by Mary Magdalene, to whom Jesus had appeared, that Jesus was alive; but they did not believe her (Mk 16.9-11). After this two others who encountered Christ also went and told the apostles that Christ was risen, but the apostles still refused to believe (Mk 16.12-13)... Then Christ appeared to them, and after upbraiding them for their unbelief and hardness of heart (Mk 16.14) commanded them to - "Go into all the world and preach the gospel (good news) to every creature (Mk 16.14-15)." In other words, he told them to tell every person in the entire world that He died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose the third day (1 Cor 15.1-4)... "And they went forth, and preached (the gospel) everywhere, the Lord working with them... (Mk 16.20)." We must also go forth and preach the gospel because the work of preaching the gospel to every person in the world is not yet finished. Six and one half billion people must have the gospel preached to them that they might believe on Christ and be saved (Mk 16.15, Rom 1.16). Then the end will come and Christ will return and take us to be with him forever (Mt 24.14&31, and 1 Thes 4.13-18). But, "How shall they hear without a preacher (Rom 10.14)?"

To preach the same gospel the Apostles preached simply ask another, "Did you heard the good news (Gospel means good news.)?" and say - "Christ died for our sins, he was buried and he rose the third day (1 Cor 15.1-4)." When this gospel is preached to others in person with our mouth (1 Cor 1.21 & Eph 6.19) it gives them the opportunity to believe on Christ and be saved (See SAVED! for a definition of 'saved' and CHRIST SAYS to show Christ's words that a person is saved by believing on Him, on www.preach-the-gospel.org ). Six and one half billion people must have the gospel preached to them that they might believe on Christ and be saved (Mk 16.15, Rom 1.16). Then the end will come and Christ will return and take us to be with him forever (Mt 24.14&31, and 1 Thes 4.13-18). But, "How shall they hear without a preacher (Rom 10.14)?"

When all believers begin preaching the gospel the work will soon be finished and Christ will return and take us to be with him forever (Mt 24.14 & 31, 1 Thess 4.13-18). "How shall they hear without a preacher (Rom 10.14 & 15, 1 Cor 1.21 & 4.15)?"

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