WAS JESUS RACIST?
Why, go ask the experts, in those seminaries and the resulting pulpits, did Jesus refuse to teach Gentiles? I suspect most of them will not have any coherent answer. Jesus, curtly refused, every chance he had to teach Gentiles.
“Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. (NIV)
“Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” 25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. 26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” (NIV)
GO ASK THE EXPERTS
Why? The answer is the responsibility of those in seminaries and their incorrect dividing of the Word of God. It’s time to receive as a little child, else you cannot … . I have been blessed by God to have a hunger for his word and have read it more than those in seminaries, also ignoring those commentaries. John 16: 12-14. He is my teacher. I do attend church and receive from the Lord through preachers also. [Mark good sermon Sunday, as usual, by the way. My brother and I were fed by the Spirit of truth.] [Supposed to encourage one another] I Corinthians 1: 22-31.
RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF GOD
Paul in 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 9 and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy.” (NIV)
Simple observation and answer! Because Jesus (himself) and the Jews (house of Judah … not, the house of Israel … Jer. 31: 31-34, separated by God, in fact and in scripture) were under and subject to the constitution of Israel that being the Mosaic law the founding document of the nation of Israel, originally one nation made up of Abraham’s children (Genesis and Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Numbers) as reckoned through Isaac.
But, conversely, on the other hand, after his resurrection, Jesus said this about Paul in Acts 9: 15:
“But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”
DISPENSATIONALISM, NO! GOSPEL OR LAW?
Two gospels? No, the complication, which had to be transitioned, was precisely that seat of Moses and Israel’s constitution, the law. The political power in Israel was separate from the power of God. Best example is Jesus clearing the temple because the Religious leaders, also the political authority were abusing God, the people, the law, and God’s authority through selling used cars in the temple. HUH? Yes the law told those under it to bring the best of their flock or herd and offer it. The chief priest and his associates were selling “priest approved animals” required for the sacrifice, at exorbitant price. Also extorting money through their currency exchange. Annas and Caiaphas Used Cars Inc. Jesus went off.
Jesus fulfilled the law and the prophets when he said “It is finished.” (John 19: 30) But the political Israel, though Jesus cursed the fig tree, still stood another 40 years, with Levites in authority and the Constitution of Moses the authoritative founding document of the nation. This is where much of the confusion and the division in the body of Christ arises.
Jesus explains it in parable, for those who have ears to hear. Mark 2: 22:
“And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.” (NIV)
ISRAEL Vs. JUDAH
Israel vs. Judah. The New covenant was clearly defined by God in Jeremiah 31: 31-34. God said he was making a new covenant with the house of Judah and the house of Israel (2 kingdoms Norther 10 tribes vs. Judah and Benjamin, God divides them in Jeremiah, as he divided them for his master plan). Notice
“After that time this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel. Judah rejected Jesus, just as Daniel and the prophets predicted.” (NIV)
Hosea tells us what became of Israel, most of whom did not return after they were exiled by the Assyrians. They had no priests nor a temple worship, as the woman at the well discussed with Jesus in John 4.
MEANWHILE BACK IN JERUSALEM
Peter, John and James remained in Jerusalem so their gospel was preached to Jews where the law still had to be obeyed as a matter of Moses’ Law and authority of Levite Priests.
Paul was driven out of Jerusalem (God still separating) and preached the gospel of grace through faith, he received by revelation from the Holy Spirit to Gentiles. Some of the Israelites (scattered, sifted like corn through the nations) though they’d forgotten all of that being Israelite, as the wind God prophesied (Hosea) drove them westward, where Spirit also drove Paul. Acts 16: 6. Paul prevented by the Spirit from going to Asia.
These are among the mysteries of Christ, Paul speaks of. There is no mystery in commandments of Law.
For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. (NIV)
Galatians is the best book to help you through prayer and investigation to bring you the light of understanding, Galatians telling the story and clarifying grace through faith as the entire gospel, on all these matters resolved, so the apostles thought, their letter, in Acts 15.
If you were a woman in Israel and born again yet stumbled, into sexual sin or falsely accused, you would be stoned to death by the Jews. That’s Jesus’ point they still had all authority over law, life and death, until 70 A.D.
In Galatians we find Paul clarifying the gospel of grace as opposed to the covenant of law. Galatians 3: 10:
“Those who are dependent on commandments of law are under a curse.”
In Galatians we find, James’ disciples came and tried to make the Gentiles be “circumcised and obey the whole law of Moses.” In Acts 15 you will find the story of Paul and Barnabas going up to Jerusalem to explain Paul’s gospel to the apostles there. The following letter was written there by James:
“… seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us …” The Letter:
“Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, men who were leaders among the believers. 23 With them they sent the following letter:
This is the best documented event in the entire Bible outside Jesus’ death by crucifixion and resurrection:
Acts 15: 22-29:
“The apostles and elders, your brothers,
To the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia:
24 We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said. 25 So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul— 26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 27 Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing. 28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: 29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.
In Hebrews, a book written to clarify to Jews that the covenant had changed, this is written, by Paul, anonymously, I believe, but perhaps Apollos: Hebrews 7: 11-22:
“If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? 12 For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also. 13 He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. 15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, 16 one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. 17 For it is declared:
“You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” [From Psalm 110: 4]
18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless 19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. 20 And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, 21 but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him:
“The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: ‘You are a priest forever.’” 22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.” (NIV)
Those 4 gospels tell us the story’s of Jesus, ancestry, birth, life, miracles, teaching, rejection, trials, crucifixion and resurrection, his fulfilling of prophesy and are vitally important. Jesus says many universal and meaningful things to all of us there. But the four gospels are not the proper place to form our theology, as Gentiles, because we are not now, nor ever were, under Mosaic Law. Jesus himself condemned the Jewish leaders who rejected him, as Messiah and said the old wine is not fit for the new wine skins. Both would be destroyed the wine and the skins for this mixing of the two covenants.
Romans chapters 4 and 5, explains this in further detail. Romans 4: 3-8:
What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”
4 Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. 5 However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness. 6 David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
7 “Blessed are those
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.
8 Blessed is the one
whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”
Ephesians 2: 8-10:
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Galatians 5: 4, 5: You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.
DEAD BANG GIVEN, THE ONES WHO PREACH LAW HAVE NOT READ THE WHOLE BIBLE!
Finally for the semnarily confused here is Paul in TIMOTHY: I Timothy 1: 5-7:
“The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. 7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.”
Romans 11: 5, 6:
So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. 6 And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. (NIV)
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