GOSPEL PREACHED MORE THAN EVER!

"And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come"(Matthew 24:14).

Unlike the dramatic rise in wars, famine, plagues, earthquakes, etc., Jesus said that this sign was not merely something to indicate "the beginning of sorrows," but was a specific sign that would indicate when the actual end would be upon the world.

According to The Almanac of the Christian World [50] , at the time of its publication Christians and Christian churches existed in every country of the world. The Gospel has been preached to over 4 billion people in these countries and areas. Over 50 million Bibles are distributed every year, as well as nearly 80 million New Testaments. Four billion Gospel tracts are also printed each year.

The entire Bible or parts thereof are now available to about 98 percent of the world's population, having been translated partially or entirely into some 2,092 different languages and dialects. [51]

Other Christian books are also proliferating, with some 3 billion being printed every year by 1,500 presses and publishers. The Gospel is also preached from 2,160 Christian radio and television stations, and religious shows are carried on many more thousands of secular stations.

Never has the Gospel been preached in all the world to ALL NATIONS as it is right now. If not directly by missionaries, it is certainly being preached by the modern mediums of radio, television, and telecommunications and…over the last few years increasingly through the Internet! This is a conclusive most gripping prophecy by Jesus that shows proves without a shadow of a doubt, that you and I are NOW living in the time of the end!

If we were only seeing an intermediate fulfillment of this prediction, we would not really be able to say that the end is here and now! However, because of the implementation of the Internet which is taking the world by storm at this very moment, within no time the Information Revolution will actually be drawing to its close, as very soon ALL known information will be at everyone's fingertips EVERYWHERE through Cyberspace!—Including the Bible and ALL Christian writings!—And thus the Gospel IS PREACHED TO ALL NATIONS!

ENDTIME FACTS:

(The Christian Science Monitor / Religion Today)

    • The Internet now carries some 140 million pages related to religion; "spirituality" is the fastest growing field in US book publishing.
    • One of six teens say they expect to use the Internet as a substitute for attending church within the next five years, Barna found. "You may tell your grandchildren that back in the old days, when people wanted a religious experience they attended a church for that purpose. Chances are good that your grandchildren will be shocked by such a revelation."
    • From Generation X downward, young people often find their religious communities in cyberspace. By the year 2010, 10% to 20% of the U.S. population will rely exclusively or primarily on the Internet for religious purposes and will never attend a church again, said David Kinnaman, research director of the Barna Research Group.

The modern means of communication and transportation that make the fulfilment of the above prophecy evident today bring to mind another prediction regarding conditions in the last days, that is covered in the next chapter:

"…many shall run to & fro, and knowledge shall be increased." (Da.12:4)


"And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come" (Matthew 24:14).

Unlike the dramatic rise in wars, famine, plagues, earthquakes, etc., Jesus said that this sign was not merely something to indicate "the beginning of sorrows," but was a specific sign that would indicate when the actual end would be upon the world.
According to The Almanac of the Christian World [50] , at the time of its publication Christians and Christian churches existed in every country of the world. The Gospel has been preached to over 4 billion people in these countries and areas. Over 50 million Bibles are distributed every year, as well as nearly 80 million New Testaments. Four billion Gospel tracts are also printed each year.
The entire Bible or parts thereof are now available to about 98 percent of the world's population, having been translated partially or entirely into some 2,092 different languages and dialects. [51]
Other Christian books are also proliferating, with some 3 billion being printed every year by 1,500 presses and publishers. The Gospel is also preached from 2,160 Christian radio and television stations, and religious shows are carried on many more thousands of secular stations.
Never has the Gospel been preached in all the world to all nations as it is right now. If not directly by missionaries, it is certainly being preached by the modern mediums of radio, television, and telecommunications. This is a conclusive prophecy by Jesus that shows that you and I are now living in the time of the end!