Rejection of the Whole
While not everyone would receive John the Baptist’s message of repentance, nor that of the Savior Himself, nor of His apostles as He sent them to their own people, He would still send them approximately two years later into all the world to preach the Gospel to every human being. The Sixteenth of Mark tells us those believing the Gospel and obeying it would be saved, while disbelievers would be lost. What the world was being called upon to believe was the entirety of the Gospel; the message in its fullness and completeness, not just chosen or favored portions of it. The lost disbelievers may be likened unto much of the modern religious world who disbelieve portions of truth not in keeping with their tradition. Rejection of any part of the Gospel, however, is rejection of the whole.
Written by David Hayes Prophater