Preaching the Gospel in Over 100 Languages

By COGwriter

Jesus said His followers were to preach “this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations” (Matthew 24:14).

The Continuing Church of God is commited to this.

While many others make similar claims, the Continuing Church of God has has taken steps to reach, not only English speakers in all nations, but to reach people in as many languages as God opens the door for us to utilize.

Languages that the Continuing Church of God has literature in and/or is currently working to put literature out in are as follows:

NO.

Language

Native & 2nd Language Speakers
(Per Wikipedia)

Main regions

1

Afrikaans
.org

7 million and 8-15 million

15 – 23 million total. South Africa.

2

Amharic
.org

26 million

Ethiopia.

3

Albanian
.eu

5 million

About 2.9 million live in Albania. The rest are in  Kosovo, Turkey, the Republic of Macedonia, Greece and Italy (Arbereshe) and by immigrant communities in many other countries, notably the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

4

Arabic
.asia
Near/Middle

240 million and 250 million

490 million. North Africa and the Middle East.

5

Armenian
.asia
Near/Middle

8-12 million

About 3 million live in Armenia, the others live in Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, or spread abroad.

6

Azerbaijani
.asia
Near/Middle

26 million

A ‘Turkic’ language native to some in Iran, Azerbaijan (10 million there), Iraq, Turkey, Russia, Georgia, and Syria.

7

Basque
.eu

720,000

Basque Country, Spain, and France.

8

Bengali
.in

189 million and 19 million

208 million total. Bengal (Bengali: বাংলা Bangla; বঙ্গ Bongo) is a transnational historical, cultural and geographical region in Asia. It forms the eastern region of the Indian subcontinent at the apex of the Bay of Bengal. Its geography is dominated by the fertile Bengal delta, that is made up by hundreds of rivers, including two of Asia's largest: the Ganges and Brahmaputra. The population of Bengal is estimated to be 250 million. The predominant majority of its inhabitants are the Bengali people, who speak the Indo-Aryan Bengali language.

9

Belarusian
.eu

7.6 million

Official language in
Belarus
Poland (in Gmina Orla, Gmina Narewka, Gmina Czyże, Gmina Hajnówka and town of Hajnówka)
Recognised minority language in Czech Republic, Ukraine
Lithuania, Russia[citation needed]. I was told by a Belarussian that I met that it is mostly the more religious who speak it in Belarus as Russian is more popular.

10

Bosnian
.eu

2.5-3.5 million

Native to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Slovenia, Kosovo and the Bosnian diaspora

11

Bulgarian
.eu

9 million

Native to Bulgaria (7.2 million live there), Turkey, Serbia, Greece, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Albania, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia and among emigrant communities worldwide.

12

Burmese
.asia

33 million and 10 million

43 million. Myanmar.

13

Catalan
cdlidd.es
.eu

4,1 million and 5.1 million

Catalonia is in north-eastern Spain. Native to Andorra, France, Italy, Spain.

14

Cebuano
Pnind.ph

21 million

Native to the Philippines.

15

Chichewa
.org

12 million

Native to Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.

16

Chinese
Mandarin
.asia

900-935 million and 120 million

1.02 billion. China.

17

Corsican
.eu

200,000

Spoken in Corsica and Sardinia.

18

Croatian
.eu

19 million including Serbian
Native speakers
(5.6 million, including other dialects spoken by Croats cited 1991–2006)[1]
1.25 million L2 speakers in Slovenia (2012)

Native to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia (Vojvodina), Montenegro, Romania (Caraș-Severin County), Slovenia, and diaspora.

19

Czech
.eu

10.6 million

Czech Republic.

20

Dutch
.eu

23 million and 5 million

28 million. Native to   Mainly the Netherlands, Belgium, and Suriname; also in Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, as well as France (French Flanders).

21

Danish
.eu

5.5 million

Native to Denmark,     Greenland
Faroe Islands, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

22

Dholuo
.org

6 million

Native to Kenya, Tanzania;
Region East of Lake Victoria in Western Kenya and Northern Tanzania

23

Ekegusii
.org

2.2 million

Native to  Kenya; Region             Western Kenya, Gusii district

24

English
(do not separately list)

339-365 million and 603 million

942 million. USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Caribean.

25

Esperanto
.eu

2,000 and 2 million.

2 million. A made-up language that some hoped would become a/the universal language.

26

Estonian
,eu

1.1 million

Spoken natively by about 922,000 people in Estonia and 160,000 in various migrant communities. Estonia is about 69% Estonian and 25% Russian.

27

Finnish
.eu

5.4 million

Native to Finland, Sweden, Norway (Troms and Finnmark), Russia.

28

French
.eu

76 million and 153 million

229 million. Spoken in France, Quebec, and various African and island nations.

29

Frisian
.eu

480,000

Northern Netherlands.

30

Galician
Cdlidd,es

2.4 million

poken in parts of Spain.

31

Georgian
.asia
Near/Middle

4.3 million

Native to Georgia (Including Abkhazia and South Ossetia)
Russia, United States, Israel, Ukraine, Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan

32

German
.eu

78 million and 8 million

86 million. Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

33

Greek
.eu

13 million

Greece.

34

Gujarati
.in

49-54.6 million (North-east India)

Gujarati /ɡʊdʒəˈrɑːti/(ગુજરાતી Gujarātī [ɡudʒəˈɾɑːt̪i]) is an Indo-Aryan language native to the Indian state of Gujarat. It is part of the greater Indo-European language family. Gujarati is descended from Old Gujarati (circa 1100–1500 AD). In India, it is the chief language in the state of Gujarat, as well as an official language in the union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Gujarati is the language of the Gujjars, who had ruled Rajputana and Punjab.

35

Haitian Creole
.org

9.6 million
.org

Haiti.

36

Hausa
.org

44 million and 25 million

69 million. Native to   Niger, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Sudan, Togo.

37

Hawaiian
.org

24,000

Hawaii.

38

Hebrew
.asia
Near/Middle

4,4 million and 3.8 million

8.2 million. Israel.

39

Hindi
.in

260 million and 120 million

360 million. Mainly spoken in central to northern India. India has 23 official languages, including English.

40

Hmong
.asia

3.7 million

China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, USA, and French Guiana.

41

Hungarian
.eu

13 million

Native to Hungary and areas of Austria, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

42

Icelandic
.eu

330,000

Iceland.

43

Igbo
.org

25 million

Native to southeastern Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea.

44

Indonesian
.asia

43 million and 156 million

86 – 199 million. Indonesia.

45

Irish
.eu

140,000 and 1.1 million

1.2 million. Ireland.

46

Italian
.eu

64 million and 3 million

67 million. Italy, also the real language of the Vatican.

47

Japanese
.asia

130 million and .01 million

Japan.

48

Javanese
.asia

82 million

Native to Java and other parts of Indonesia.

49

Kannada
.in

38 million and 11 million

49 million. South-east India.

50

Kazakh
.asia
Near/Middle

11 million

Native to   Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Russia, Iran, and Kyrgyzstan.

51

Kiswahili
.org

75-115 million (native) and 50-90 million

75 – 200 million. Native to             Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mozambique (mostly Mwani), Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda, Comoros, Mayotte and the margins of Zambia, Malawi, Madagascar, and South Sudan.

52

Korean
.asia

80 million

Korea.

53

Khmer
.asia

16 million

Native to Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand.

54

Kurmanji
.asia
Near/Middle

20 million

Spoken by many of the Kurds.

55

Kyrgyz
.asia
Near/Middle

4.3 million

Native to Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Xinjiang (China), Tajikistan, Russia, and Pakistan

56

Lao
.asia

20 – 25 million.

20 -25 million. Native to Laos, northeastern Thailand.

57

Latin
.eu

Unclear

Roman Catholic clergy all study and use it. Some old writings are in this language that mention COG matters.

59

Latvian
.eu

2 million

Latvia.

60

Lithuanian
.eu

3 million

Lithuania.

61

Luxembourgish
.eu

390,000

Luxembourg.

62

Macedonian
.eu

1.4-2.5 million

Native to Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Macedonian diaspora

63

Malagasy
.org

18 million

Native to Madagascar, Comoros, and Mayotte.

64

Malay
.asia

60 million and 150 million (includes an Indonesian tongue)

210 million. Malaysia and Indonesia.

65

Malayalam
.in

38 million

Mainly southwestern India.

66

Maltese
.eu

520 thousand

Malta. An island mentioned in the Book of Acts, chapter 28.

67

Maori
.nz

60 thousand and 90 thousand

Native to New Zealand

68

Marathi
.in

73 million

Mainly central-west India

69

Mongolian
.asia

5.2 million

Mongolia, China.

70

Nepali
.asia

17-25 million

Nepal.

71

Norwegian
.eu

5 million

Norway.

72

Pashto
.asia

40 – 60 million

Native to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Pashtun diaspora.

73

Persian
.asia
Near/Middle

45 million and 55 million

110 million. Iran.

74

Polish
.eu

40 million

Poland.

75

Portuguese
.eu

202 million and 48 million

250 million. Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Macau, Cape Verde,
São Tomé and Príncipe

76

Punjabi
.in

117 million

Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by over 100 million native speakers worldwide, making it the 10th most widely spoken language (2015) in the world. It is the native language of the Punjabi people who inhabit the historical Punjab region of Pakistan and India.

77

Romanian
.eu

24 and 4 million

28 million. Native to   Romania, Moldova, Transnistria (disputed region); minority in Israel, Serbia, Ukraine, Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria; diaspora in Italy, Spain, Germany and other parts of Western Europe.

78

Russian
.eu

172 million and 92 million

262 million. Spoken in Russia, former Soviet Union states, and eastern Europe.

79

Samoan
.nz

510,000

Samoa.

80

Scots Gaelic
.eu

57,000 and 30,000

87,000. Scotland.

81

Serbian
.eu

Around 10 million

Native to Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and neighboring regions

82

Sesotho
.org

5.6 million and 7.9 million

13.5 million. Native to Lesotho and parts of South Africa.

83

Sindhi
.in

75 million

Southwest Pakistan.

84

Sinhalese
.in

16 million and 2 million

18 million. Sri Lanka.

85

Slovak
.eu

4.2 million

Slovakia, Czech Republic.

86

Slovenian
.eu

5.2 million

Slovenia.

87

Somali
.org

17 million

Native to Somalia and Djibouti.

88

Sotha
.org

14.2 million

Native to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Botswana.

89

Spanish
cdlidd.es

430 million and 91 million

518 million. Spain, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Second most spoken native language in the world.

90

Sundanese
.asia

38 million

Native to Indonesian regions of West Java, Banten, Jakarta, parts of western Central Java, and southern Lampung.

91

Swedish
.eu

8.7 million

Sweden.

92

Tagalog
Pnind.ph

28 million and 45 million

73 million. Philippine language.

93

Tajik
.asia
Near/Middle

7.9 million

Native to Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan,  and Kazakhstan.

94

Tamil
.in

69 million and 8 million

77 million. Southern India and Sri Lanka.

95

Telugu
.in

75 million and 5 million

80 million. Mainly southern half of India, regions of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Yanam, and neighbouring states

96

Thai
.asia

56 million

Thailand.

97

Turkish
.asia
Near/Middle

71 million and .3 million

Turkey (official), Northern Cyprus (official), Cyprus (official), Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Romania, Iraq, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Syria.

98

Ukrainian
.eu

30 million

Ukraine.

99

Urdu
.in

64 million and 94 million (Pakistan)

160 million. A Hindustani language, mostly in spoken in Pakistan and northern India, but with speakers throughout India.

100

Uzbek
.asia
Naer/Middle

27 million

Native to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Russia, and China.

101

Vietnamese
.asia

75 million

Vietnam.

102

Welsh
.eu

740 thousand

Wales, United Kingdom.

103

Xhosa

8.2 and 11 million

19.2 million. Parts of South Africa and Lesotho.

104

Yiddish
.asia
Near/Middle

1.5 million

Yiddish is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews. It originated during the 9th century in Central Europe, providing the nascent Ashkenazi community with an extensive Germanic based vernacular fused with elements taken from Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as from Slavic languages and traces of Romance languages.

105

Yoruba
.org

28 million

Native to Benin and Nigeria.

106

Zulu
.org

10.4 million

Native to (eastern) South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland.

How did we do it? Well, by taking Jesus' words in Matthew 24:14, 28:19-20, and Revelation 3:7-9 seriously.

Beyond that:

7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8)

6 This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' Says the Lord of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6)

Opportunities presented themselves, sometimes we pursued them, but mostly they pursued us.

The first translation we received was from someone in South America who, on his own, decided to translate an article I wrote into the Spanish language in early 2013. Shortly thereafter, he translated our magazine into Spanish without being asked. Later, I did ask someone to translate the magazine into Mandarin Chinese. And later, sometimes when I ran across someone with translation abilities, I asked. But other times, we were approached. One deal, I initially turned down because of costs in late 2013, was presented again with more favorable terms. An offer I did not want to refuse, and that led to many more magazine translations. I then inquired about how many languages were possible and was told 50. After getting the 50, I was then approached with the possibility of about 4 dozen more. And that combined with languages we already had put us over the 100 language mark.

We heeded the Apostle Paul's statement to "walk by faith, not be sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7). Many, who hope that they are Philadelphian Christians, have not yet supported CCOG, for various reasons.

One is that they have seen small groups make claims and come and go. But CCOG is different and has repeatedly and consistently met its claims.

Jesus said:

15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. (Matthew 7:15-20)

Perhaps it should be mentioned that many liars and accusers of the brethren have lied and called me a 'false prophet.' For making false predictions--NO! But because of their own prejudices and there unwillingness to accept the New Testament's criteria for prophets (to see more of those, please study the article How To Determine If Someone is a True Prophet of God).

In CCOG, we have reached people in over 220 countries and territories with the messages of the Bible, etc. And we have done so without the heresies that other groups have decided to cling to (some are listed in the article The Laodicean Church Era).

The proclamation fruits that CCOG has had meet Jesus' criteria, and certainly any real remnant of the Philadelphian era of the Church of God has got to consider putting out materials in over 100 languages, is the type of 'sowing' that the group leading what I have called the Final Phase of the Work would do. Getting these multi-language materials in place is in preparation for the 'short work' that the Apostle Paul referred to in Romans 9:28 (see also Preparing for the 'Short Work' and The Famine of the Word).

But when dealing with translations there are issues.

Now, not all of our translation are as precise as we prefer.  Even among native speaker in CCOG, there are differences of opinions about how certain works in the Spanish language should be translated.

But even having some language difficulties seems to have been prophesied:

9 "Whom will he teach knowledge?  And whom will he make to understand the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just drawn from the breasts?  10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little."

11 For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people,  12 To whom He said, "This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest," And, "This is the refreshing"; Yet they would not hear. (Isaiah 28:9-12)

We are to reach people in multiple languages, despite the fact that most will not respond in this age. And that there may be troubles caused by translations.

Notice the version of Isaiah’s statements in the New Testament:

21 In the law it is written:

"With men of other tongues and other lips I will speak to this people; And yet, for all that, they will not hear Me,"

says the Lord. (1 Corinthians 14:21)

Now, during the millennium many will understand:

1 Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, And princes will rule with justice.  2 A man will be as a hiding place from the wind, And a cover from the tempest, As rivers of water in a dry place, As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.  3 The eyes of those who see will not be dim, And the ears of those who hear will listen. 4 Also the heart of the rash will understand knowledge, And the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly. (Isaiah 32:1-4)

Yet also notice something that the Bible says will happen BEFORE the millennium:

33 And those of the people who understand shall instruct many . . . (Daniel 11:33)

The Apostle Paul wrote:

10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of languages in the world, and none of them is without significance. 11 Therefore, if I do not know the meaning of the language, I shall be a foreigner to him who speaks, and he who speaks will be a foreigner to me. (1 Corinthians 14:10-11)

Since there are languages people do not understand (cf. Psalm 81:5), then obviously more languages than one need to be used to teach.

Jesus gave the following commission:

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20)

This involves being about to reach people in multiple languages.

The Apostle Paul also wrote:

12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."

14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:

"How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,

Who bring glad tidings of good things!" (Romans 10:12-15)

How can they hear if they do not understand the language?

What about ‘minor’ languages?

Consider Jesus’ words:

4 "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?  5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.  6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!' (Luke 15:4-6)

40 And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.' (Matthew 25:40)

Notice what the Apostle Paul wrote:

6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. (2 Corinthians 9:6)

We are to sow bountifully! This may also help us find the lost sheep, or in this case, make it easier for the sheep to see the fact the Father is looking for them (cf. John 4:23-24).

 Notice something else the Apostle Paul wrote:

7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:7-10)

Having materials in many languages helps serve ALL as well as those who are in the household of faith.

Initially, God did a language miracle when the New Testament church began:

1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7 Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, "Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs — we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God." (Acts 2:1-11)

While God could cause a hearing miracle again like He did in Acts 2, scripture does not record that God continued to do the type of miracle where people heard the message came out in one language and then was heard in the language of the hearer’s birth. Nor do we see major evidence of this occurring again throughout Church history. 

Perhaps it should be mentioned that the Bible (NKJV) version uses the term “translated” thirteen times. And, since relatively few people know ancient Hebrew AND Koine Greek, we need translations to understand the Bible.

But as people need help understanding the Bible from the ministry (Acts 8:31-35; Romans 10:12-15; Ephesians 4:11-16), having booklets and other literature in multiple languages helps answer the question Philip asked someone reading the Bible:

 30 So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"

31 And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me? "  (Acts 8:30-31)

Literature in various languages help guide those to better understanding.

The Bible shows that this ultimately results in followers from all over and in all languages:

8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying:

"You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, 10 And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth." (Revelation 5:8-10)

9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" (Revelation 7:9-11)

14 Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed. (Daniel 7:14). 

Thus, it makes sense to get materials into whatever languages God will open up to us.

The Apostle Paul communicated in at least two different languages, based upon his audience:

37 Then as Paul was about to be led into the barracks, he said to the commander, "May I speak to you?"

He replied, "Can you speak Greek? 38 Are you not the Egyptian who some time ago stirred up a rebellion and led the four thousand assassins out into the wilderness?"

39 But Paul said, "I am a Jew from Tarsus, in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city; and I implore you, permit me to speak to the people."

40 So when he had given him permission, Paul stood on the stairs and motioned with his hand to the people. And when there was a great silence, he spoke to them in the Hebrew language (Acts 21:37-40)

Since Paul was the 'apostle to the uncircumcision,' he had to communicate in languages other than Hebrew.

Consider also the following:

7. "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, 'These things says He who is holy, He who is true, "He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens":
8 "I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. (Revelation 3:7-8)

What is the "open door"?

Let us look at this concept within the New Testament and let the Bible interpret itself.

Paul wrote:

12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened to me by the Lord (2 Corinthians 2:12).

8 But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost. 9 For a great and effective door has opened to me (1 Corinthians 16:8-9).

2 Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; 3 Meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains, 4 that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak (Colossians 4:2-4).

Luke wrote:

27 Now when they had come and gathered the church together, they reported all that God had done with them, and that He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles (Acts 14:27).

Thus, the Bible is quite clear that the open door is the door to proclaim the Gospel. And I believe that God has opened up the door to develop literature in over 100 languages to us, so we are going through that 'door.'

Herbert W. Armstrong understood that the door was opened to proclaim the gospel:

Also a door was to be opened for this leader and/or the Philadelphia era of the Church to fulfill Matthew 24:14: 'And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached to all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come' (Mystery of the Ages, pp. 290-291).

And he and his church did reach people with the message in many languages.

Yet, it was not until after he died that there was widespread access to the internet so that this door was open as wide to be able to reach as many people in as many lands.

And in 2016, we put out the booklet Gospel of the Kingdom of God in the English language. And then we started on a project that should put forth the message of the gospel of the kingdom of God in over 100 languages!

More on the work being done through the Continuing Church of God can be found in the following:

Preparing for the 'Short Work' and The Famine of the Word What is the 'short work' of Romans 9:28? Who is preparing for it? Here is a link to a related video sermon titled: The Short Work.
The Final Phase of the Work What is the final phase of the work? Who will lead it? Do you have the courage to support it? Here is a related YouTube video titled The Final Phase of the Work. The written article has been translated into Spanish La Fase Final de la Obra.
Leading the Final Phase of the Work Matthew 24:14 teaches "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come " will be fulfilled and RCG is not the group doing this. Who is leading the final phase of the work? What did Herbert Armstrong and the old WCG teach about that and about prophets? Does Bob Thiel meet the criteria that the Bible and the old WCG set? What is the proof? What has the Continuing Church of God been doing?  This is a sermonette length video.
CCOG.ORG Continuing Church of God The group striving to be most faithful amongst all real Christian groups to the word of God. To see how CCOG has done so far, here are links to two sermons Continuing Church of God (CCOG) first year anniversary: What has been accomplished? and The Continuing Church of God: Two Years of Proclamation. Here is a written link to a version of that sermon in the Spanish language: Aniversario del primer año de la Continuación de la Iglesia de Dios: ¿Qué se ha cumplido?
CCOG.ASIA We in the Continuing Church of God also have the url www.ccog.asia which has a focus on Asia and has various articles in Mandarin Chinese as well as some in English, plus some items in other Asian languages. 我们在继续神的教会也提供此网址 www.ccog.asia, 关注于亚洲并且有各种各样的中英文文章,其中一些用菲律宾语翻译的文章也正在进行中,准备添加到这个网站中。 Here is a link to our Statement of Beliefs in Mandarin Chinese 继续神的教会的信仰声明.
CCOG.IN This is a website targeted towards those of Indian heritage. It has a link to an edited Hindi translation of The Mystery of the Ages and has other Indian language translations of certain CCOG literature.
CCOG.EU This is a website targeted towards Europe. It has materials in multiple European languages.
CCOG.NZ This is a website targeted towards New Zealand and others with a British-descended background.
CCOGCANADA.CA This is a website targeted towards those in Canada.
CDLIDD.ES La Continuación de la Iglesia de Dios. This is the Spanish language website for the Continuing Church of God and has articles in español/castellano.
PNIND.PH Patuloy na Iglesya ng Diyos. This is the Philippines website Continuing Church of God. It has information in English and Tagalog.
Paglalahad ng Mga Paniniwala ng Patuloy na Iglesya ng Diyos This is the Statement of Beliefs of the Continuing Church of God in Tagalog, the primary language of the Philippines. Here is a link to the first Tagalog edition of the Bible News Prophecy magazine: MGA BALITA NG PROPESIYA NG BIBLIYA January-March 2013 edition.
Bibel Nachrichten Prophezeiung, Januar – März 2015. This is a link to the first Deutsch (German) edition of the Bible News Prophecy magazine.

Thiel B. Preaching the Gospel in Over 100 Languages. http://www.cogwriter.com/languages.htm COGwriter (c) 2016

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