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If Jesus only came to save the jews why does John 3:16 clearly state he came to save all mankind?
He said he came to save the lost sheep which means the lost tribes of Israel, jews are not a lost tribe and never were, there's 11 other tribes, in fact God scattered all the tribes of Israel among all the races/nations of the earth according to the bible, this gets pretty deep actually, Jesus came to save all mankind, not one group, on earth he came to the jews because they were the ones who needed correcting the most. there is no such thing as a genetically pure jew today, not unless you're inbred of course.
(The True Hebrew Israelites) Scattered Among the Nations: Part 1
- ArcherLv 72 months ago
Jesus was not selling the Jewish belief in the god of the Jews but his own as many have and still do today.
- PubliusLv 72 months ago
He ministers to Israelites, not just Jews, in person. He offers salvation to all of God's human children, Jew or Gentile. There's a difference.
- ?Lv 72 months ago
Mt. 21:43 and Col. 1:13 tells it.
- SnowbirdLv 62 months ago
God wants everyone saved - you are correct. The Bible says, "It's not God's will that anyone perish but that ALL should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9) which means and be saved.
However, at that specific time, Jesus came for the Lost Sheep of Israel which we know to be the unconverted Jews. That's because He brought the gospel of eternal life to the Jews FIRST. (Romans 1`:16 and Rom 2: 9 & 10) It was only after the Jews rejected their own Messiah, Jesus converted Paul to come to us - the Greeks - or as we are known - Gentiles. In the meantime, Peter was called to continue going to the Jews. (Galatians 2: 7 & 8
God has not cast out His people the Jews, but they have to come into the Faith of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (who happens to be their Messiah) the same way we do - through faith (not being able to see Jesus physically, in other words, which they could the first time because they were expecting an actual physical KING to squash the Romans for them)
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- David KLv 62 months ago
Jesus did not come to save the Jews. Read the Bible carefully on what HE said, not what others said. He was explicit in wanting to enforce the Jewish law, not change it.
- UserLv 72 months ago
You're misrepresenting both Bible verses.
Mat 15:24 - Jesus was SENT TO only the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Nothing about "came to save the Jews". It's about **to whom Jesus in particular was sent to preach the Gospel**. And, of course, he DID preach the Gospel to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Also: no indication that Jesus being sent had one and only one purpose. That is ONE of the purposes for which Jesus was sent. (E.g. Jhn 5:30, Jhn 6:39, etc.)
John 3:16 - God "gave" (allowed to be sacrificed) his only son (Jesus), such that anyone who believed in him would have everlasting life. Nothing about WHY Jesus was sent, nothing about a PURPOSE for Jesus being sent. Rather: only about a RESULT, a CONSEQUENCE, of Jesus' sacrificial death.
- Anonymous2 months ago
"For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God" (Romans 2:28-29).
"...that whosoever (((BELIEVETH))) shall not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).
When Jesus said "Holy Spirit baptism" (Acts 1:5) but Peter said water (Acts 2:38)
But when he was preaching and "the Holy Ghost fell on the Gentiles" (Acts 11:15-17) that was the day the Gentiles were grafted in (Acts 11:18).
Peter looked like a fool when "the Holy Ghost [just] feel on them when he was preaching" (Acts 10:44) but (((STILL))) didn't (((REMEMBER))) because he water baptized the Gentiles in Acts 10:47, and had the Church water baptizing throughout the Book of Acts without authority.
But "as he was rehearsing the matter" (Acts 11:4)
(((THEN))) Peter (((REMEMBERED))) in Acts 11:15-16 and repeated (((VERBATIM))) what he didn't (((REMEMBER))) what Jesus said in Acts 1:5 "Holy Spirit baptism"
Peter repented when he said "What was I, that I could withstand GOD?" (Acts 11:17) because "GOD also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life" (Acts 11:18).
Jesus was fulfilling what He promised in John 14:26 "I will bring all things to your (((REMEMBRANCE))) whatsoever I've told you" and Jesus said "Holy Spirit baptism" (Acts 1:5).
"Who are today's Christians to withstand GOD?" (Acts 11:17) baptizing us (John 1:33) with the "one baptism" (Ephesians 4:5)?!
- Anonymous2 months ago
You cant understand any scripture without knowing all scripture.
Jesus' mission here was to save the Jews. It was only after they rejected and crucified their Messiah that he reached out to save all faithful Gentiles.
So now he saves all men of faith whether Jew or Gentile. All unbelievers perish.
Romans 9:30-33 — What does all this mean? Even though the Gentiles were not trying to follow God’s standards, they were made right with God. And it was by faith that this took place. But the people of Israel, who tried so hard to get right with God by keeping the law, never succeeded. Why not? Because they were trying to get right with God by keeping the law instead of by trusting in him. They stumbled over the great rock in their path. God warned them of this in the Scriptures when he said,
“I am placing a stone in Jerusalem that makes people stumble,
a rock that makes them fall.
But anyone who trusts in him
will never be disgraced.”
- Anonymous2 months ago
The true "Jews" (Hebrews) are Europeans. Notice in the Bible Jesus tells his disciples to go spread his message to the lost sheep. They went throughout Europe to spread that message. This, they spread Jesus's message to the real Jews. I can go deeper into this but everything makes sense when viewed from this perspective. Why would the disciples spend so much time spreading the message in Europe if the Europeans were not the real Hebrews?