By: Robert Serreyn
Question? What is your view on Matthew 10:5,6 and 15:24?
Matthew 10:5-6 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: (6) But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Matthew 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
There are those that try to make a dispensational division between the Nation of Israel and the Gentiles (Non Jews) and they ofrten quote ” All the Bible is for us, but not all of it to us”
One thing the christian MUST REMEMBER that both in the Old and New Testament that Christ “Comes in the VOLUME of the book”.
Psalms 40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me.
Hebrews 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
In other-words ALL OF GOD’s WORD is to be Preached, Taught, and Expounded on, not just parts of it or certain books.
The answer to the question is this…
God initially intended the Nation of Israel to be the conduit in which he would use to preach the gospel and reveal his word to the world, BUT when they (Nation of Israel) nationally as a whole rejected Christ (by having him crucified) as their Messiah (saviour) then God had to say “TIME OUT ISRAEL” and set them on the shelf so to speak (this is when the Church age was inserted and began) and the Lord had to go to the Gentile Nations and THROUGH THEM use them to accomplish what he initially intended for the Nation of Israek to do.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH