Skip to comments.SETTING IN THE WEST and RISING IN THE EAST - THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL MESSAGE OF JESUS MESSIAH
Posted on 04/29/2009 8:08:26 PM PDT by The Ignorant Fisherman
Most American "Christians" think in a Western mindset when it comes to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is true that the West has been the place for the spreading of the Gospel for over 1700 years. In his ministry Paul the apostle moved westward as he proclaimed the Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. From there it spread westward into Africa and Europe, to the Americas, then unto China and India full circle. Although there are many false gospels, the True Gospel message (as preached by Paul) is contained in the following scriptures:
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And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.... And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with [them], and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. Mark 16:15, 16, 20
you must remain firmly established and steadfast in the faith, without being moved from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under Heaven Colossians 1:23
Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled? ...and the gospel must first be published among all nations. Mark 13:4, 10
“From there it spread westward into Africa and Europe, to the Americas, then unto China and India full circle.
Nonsense! Christianity was in India by the end of the 1st century and China, Mongolia and Tibet by the end of the 3rd. It was established in Korea and Japan by the 9th. Do you know where the missionaries, other than St. Thomas and probably St. Bartholomeus, came from? Persia and Iraq! Your American ethnophyletism doesn’t help your message one bit.
I totally agree with you on those facts but...what happen to the true form of Biblical Christianity? It either died out... ex. (like in Turkey/ Asia minor, Alexandria) or apostatized like The Catholic or Orthodox “Church”. You never hear of missinaries coming from any of those countries that you listed. why did the West send men like Hudson Taylor, William Cary etc.. The West has been God's chief vessel for the promotion of the True Gospel for centuries. That is and was our main point. The Last place the true Gospel will be preached will be back in the Land of it's origin..The Land of Israel.
See any you can find any Indians, Africans, Chinese,Iranian missionaries in this list? They are all Westerners.
http://www.wholesomewords.org/biography/bio.html God Bless, David