The Purpose of Jesus Christ’s mission on earth

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God, The Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ they did not come to earth primarily for the Jews but rather to save all of mankind . AND WHO HAD FIRSTLY TOLD YOU that Jesus himself had spoken Hebrew? Where is that found in the whole New testament? Do give us all the verse.. Jesus, His own father spoke Greek . https://witnessed.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/who-lied-and-told-you-that-jesus-himself-had-spoken-hebrew-mainly-firstly/

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Matthew 10:5 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. 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. 11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. 12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. 13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. 16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

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While we do see that initially that Jesus sent his 12 disciples specifically not to Gentiles and Samaritans, but to Jews. Acts 3: 26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.   Romans 15:8 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed

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Also in Matthew 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. 24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. 28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.Jesus tells a Canaanite woman asking for help that He was only sent to the Jews.

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God Initially had focused His Salvation, Healing, Redemption message through the Jews even because they were the least worthy of the nations to receive it even during the times of the Romans. While we do see that Jesus tells a Canaanite woman asking for help that He was presently only sent to the Jews he nevertheless healed her but eventually the Apostles preached to everyone as the Book of Acts even indicates. . Jesus was the fulfillment of the promises of the coming of the Messiah , Savior in the old Old Testament, given originally, primarily to Jews, it next was extended to include everyone. Something that most Jews now find rather offensive even today.

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“For you are a holy people unto the LORD your God: the LORD your God hath chosen you to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all people: But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers…” (Deuteronomy 7:6-8).

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So then, are all Jews “saved” just because they are Jews? Of course not Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but by Me” (John 14:6).

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Acts 4 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

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According to many Jews the Biblical, Christian concept of salvation from sin now has no equal in Judaism as Judaism falsely does not believe that man, by his nature, is evil or sinful and therefore believes that man has no need to be “saved” from an eternal damnation. In fact, most Jews today do not believe in a place of eternal punishment or a literal hell. When a Jew misses the mark and occasionally falls into the sin of failing to fulfill the laws of God, the belief is that he can obtain forgiveness through prayer, repentance and doing good deeds. Still the Bible, New Testament teaches that all of us, Jews and Gentiles, have “missed the mark” (Romans 3:23). All of us are under the consequences of sin, and “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). We are all in need of salvation from our sin; we are all in need of a Savior. The New Testament teaches that Jesus the Messiah is “the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father” but through Him (John 14:6) And, most importantly, “there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under Heaven given among men by which it is necessary for us to be saved” (Acts 4:12).

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Matthew 28: 1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. 8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. 9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. 10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me. 11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. 12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, 13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. 14 And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. 15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day. 16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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Acts 9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

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Acts 10:45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

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Acts 11:1 And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.

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18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

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Acts 18:6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

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Acts 22:21 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.

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Acts 26:17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

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20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

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23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

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Acts 28: 28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

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Romans 1:13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

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John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

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Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

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Acts 9:17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. 

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Ephesians 3: 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

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Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

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Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

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Now what Did Jesus also now Mean When He Said That He had Fulfilled The Law (in Matthew 5:17)?

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 Matthew (chapters 5-7)  clearly challenges not only the previous Jewish interpretation of law but – clearly – also aspects of any law which comprises simply a list of ‘do’s and don’t’s, our Lord Jesus Christ, God here had wanted to firstly clarify the position of the Hebrew Bible ( Old Testament) and the need of of the Holy Spirit’s personal presence in everyone’s life…

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Does Matthew 5:17-19 say that Jesus ‘did away with the law’?  (Verse 17) ‘Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfil. (Verse 18) For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. (Verse 19) Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Jesus Christ himself   was the end of the law. The law itself was a “schoolmaster to bring us to Christ” (Gal. 3:24), but “after faith is come we are no longer under the schoolmaster.” The ‘Law and the Prophets’ which Jesus refers to in verse 17 is a clear reference to the Hebrew Bible – what we now call the Old Testament. This was  – ‘The Law’ was the Torah (the 5 Books of Moses), The Prophets (self-explanatory) and the ‘Writings’ were the wisdom books (Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes etc). So this is a reference to the validity of the Old Testament: the Old Testament  it is and aways will be divinely-inspired Scripture! 

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Jesus is  seriously challenge the Jew’s traditional understanding of the commandments and of the law in general (Matthew 5:21-48) in the six famous ‘You have heard…but I say…’ type-statements, but – first of all –  but Jesus still had wanted to ensure that the disciples correctly understood that the Old Testament still held a valid place in the Scriptures. Jesus was concerned that we should all continue to learn about, and to be inspired, by people like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and the Prophets – indeed so many things in the Old Testament continually point to Jesus. So the Old Covenant is be dead, but the Old Testament must still not be put totaly aside. Some mistakenly think that this statement addresses whether Christians should still keep the law  but  Jesus is talking about the validity of the Hebrew Scriptures – He is not talking about obedience to it all still    Failure to understand this point has caused much confusion. So despite everything, the Old Testament Scriptures must continue to be still all considered as ‘Holy Writ’.

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So when Jesus says, ‘Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments…’ is He necessarily referring to Old Covenant law, or to the Ten Commandments specifically? Jesus is simply discussing whether or not one is obedient toward God and to His revelation to Mankind; The main point is: are we willing to obey God and walk in faith towards all personal divine divine commands and instructions and admonitions by the Holy Spirit to us – even what may appear to be more minor ones? This is what Jesus’ central point is here!

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Jesus now  launches into an attack on the scribes and Pharisees plainly stating that their “righteousness” would be insufficient for them to enter the kingdom of Heaven! (Verse 20).  As Jesus is determined to point out the insufficiency of any code which is of the letter, rather than of the Spirit. The law of God was a wonderful law and it was a great ethical standard, but Jesus explained to the disciples that for Christians it even now did not go far enough. For those in Christ, a true loving righteousness of the heart and being totally led, taught by the holy Spirit, was His standard; which even goes beyond any written code.

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“When Jesus said, ‘You have heard that it was said by those of old, ‘You shall not murder….’ (Verse 21), Who had said that? Why, of course He is quoting the sixth commandment (Exodus 20:13)! Then He makes it plain that hatred and anger are the real evils here (Verse 22). In this way the point is made that while the commandment is good, but it did not go far enough. The disciples of Jesus were to be obedient in the spirit – not purely the letter! Then, in verse 27, Jesus takes the example of the commandment against adultery (Exodus 20:14). Again, He wishes to magnify the law by showing the insufficiency of the command against adultery. Many might find it entirely possible never to commit adultery, but Jesus makes it plain that those who continually lust after beautiful women have already been guilty of adultery (Verse 28)!

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The glorious Law of Christ goes beyond the code of the Ten Commandments, it is the great moral and spiritual law which the commandments were based upon – it is this law, incapable of being set down as a code since it concerns the Holy Spirit and the heart, which the disciples of Jesus were to follow!

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It is very interesting to note that how many even professing Christians preachers cannot talk clearly, openly about being filled with the Holy Spirit of God cause he  even  is not in their life yet..

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Matthew, as is well-known, had a strong agenda to keep the Jews on-board and addressed his gospel account primarily to them. He wanted to win their support and to win them for Christ. While Matthew  quotes this: ‘But He answered and said, I am not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ (Matthew 15:24).

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In complete contrast, the gospel of John describes Jesus as ‘the Saviour of the World’ in John 4:42 and John repeats this comment in 1 John 4:14.  John Like apostle Luke, were committed to a world-wide scenario beyond the small world of the Jews. Not a single word here or anywhere else in the New Testament places the followers of Jesus Christ back under any code of law – the Law of Christ transcends all such codes!!  Romans 7:1    Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2    For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. 3    So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. 4    Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. 5    For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.6    But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

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Today Christians should be involved in animal sacrifices plus all the other numerous rituals including ceremonial washings etc   as even recorded in books like Leviticus or even Tithing now for that matter ( Amazing how manymoney hungry  preachers falsely leave out that we are not required to tithe)

https://witnessed.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/tithing-2/

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Jesus  He never clearly outlined during His earthly ministry that His followers must continue to observe and live within Old Covenant law, nor did He warn about the consequences of neglecting this..

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Now Let Us also Understand that Christ Himself by his innocent death on the cross, his shedding of his own blood also had fully  Paid for the Penalty and the demand of the Law;

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Hebrews 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

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Hebrews 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

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We have to understand that:

No one (except for Jesus) has ever succeeded in keeping the law (Acts 15:10)!

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The law was delivered to Israel – One nation of people (Exodus 20:1-2; Deuteronomy 4:1-2).

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It is One Law containing the whole package of rituals and sacrifices as well as the Ten Commandments (Galatians 3:10-11; Galatians 5:3).

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The law cannot bring salvation (Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:8-10, 16; Galatians 3:1-5).

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As Paul makes clear, the law’s job was to act as a schoolmaster in order to bring us to Christ (Galatians 4:1-7).

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The law can also be compared to a mirror which makes us look at ourselves and see how wretched we are. In this manner, the law actually brings condemnation (Romans 4:13-15; Romans 7:7-12; Romans 5:20-21).  to ensure that our   personal repentance next is truly real and genuine! Through our schoolmaster, the law,  and mirror we do learn that we are headed solely  for Hell! But then we learn of the work of Christ upon the cross and discover that we have a Saviour! – Our Lord Jesus Christ, God  who now  has already paid the penalty of our sins and the sins of all who will appropriate Him in faith! Here is our solution!! We find that God loved us before we even knew Him, before we were born, created even, from the foundations of the earth even  and He God now next has already died upon the cross as our substitute to allow us to fully be alive, live in Him  even by his Holy Spirit (as any sin must invariably lead to our personal physical and spiritual  death)!

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Certainly even the Ten Commandments are a good initial ethical yardstick – but (as Jesus plainly shows) they don’t go far enough nor do they help you to keep them . The standards which we must aim for are above and beyond the ten ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of those commands. The new Holy Spirit or Christ’s righteousness which we start to find in our lives is truly not ours but Christ’s as the Holy Spirit dwells in us .

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John 14: 26    But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

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John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

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John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

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John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

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 Matthew (chapters 5-7)  clearly challenges not only the previous Jewish interpretation of law but – clearly – also aspects of any law which comprises simply a list of ‘do’s and don’t’s’ – our Lord also had wanted to firstly clarify exact  the position of the Hebrew Bible ( Old Testament) and the Holy Spirit of God. He tells us that  as Christians standing now under the grace of Christ and the New Covenant – we will understand the importance still of continually obeying   the Holy Spirit, rather than merely the letter of the  – something which Jesus was especially undetook even in pains to ensure that we understand).

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Any concept that Matthew 5:17-19 that now somehow or diabolically places any Christians back under the Torah – or even any part of it – is completely unbiblical, as confirmed by the Apostle Paul in the Book of Romans and and in the Book of Hebrews. Explains why many Jews falsely still hate Apostle Paul today .

see also   https://witnessed.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/did-you-also-know-these-truths/

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  1. John Barron

     /  March 26, 2013

    I admit to not reading the post in its entirety due to its length, but the title caught my attention. I seem to recall Jesus specifically saying “I came only for the lost sheep of the house of Israel”. And it wasn’t until the Jews rejected him as Messiah that the Gentiles were made “eligible” so to speak.

    In a few words, what was the purpose of Jesus’ mission?

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  2. John Barron

     /  March 26, 2013

    So did Jesus then fail his mission if it was to save the whole world? I mean, he himself says there will be people in hell who are not saved.

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    • Jesus had came to save the whole world, each person personally from death due to the result of everyone’s personal sins and to fill them with the Holy Spirit and he succeeded, he lived on earth without sins so that when he died for our sin punishment he died a sinless death…But sad to know that some people ignore it .. yes really sad.. they thus choose to go to hell cause they do not want God in their life. Heaven created by God and people and Hell was created by God for the devil but sad many people chose also to go to hell Man can choose, chooses by his own free will to go to hell, to be separated from God, Jesus, and Heaven Anyway this is a false pretence Discussion.. it seems you know all this anway

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