Mark was the earliest Gospel writer. He wrote this Gospel as fast as he possibly could have. He did this because the Emperor of Rome, Emperor Neo, was persecuting and killing the Christians in Rome. Mark was afraid that the church would die out and future generations would not know who Jesus was, so he wrote his Gospel to ensure the continuation of the Catholic Church. In his Gospel, Mark portrays Jesus as a hurried man who never had time to rest. He shows that Jesus was always performing a miracle, preaching, or praying. Mark wrote his Gospel to the Gentiles.