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"I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
« on: February 17, 2009, 11:25:21 AM »
Mat 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

John 1:10  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name:

"sons of God" of course not to be confused with the ONLY begotten Son of God: http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=56.0

Gal 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Jhn 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Anyone that believes that the Gospel indicates that Jesus only brought salvation to Jews has obviously never read it. Have you? Why not try a few chapters?
http://www.islamandthetruth.com/gospel_of_john.htm

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:

We can't save ourselves through acts of the flesh in a vain effort to please God.
It is a wonderful gift of God who, through a new covenant, included Gentiles into God's plan of salvation:

Act 28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and [that] they will hear it.
29 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.


For a more in depth look at this passage please go to this thread:
http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=450.0

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Re: "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009, 08:27:11 AM »
http://www.beholdthebeast.com/final_word_to_muslims.htm

Islam Reviewed
 22 - A FINAL WORD TO MUSLIM READERS
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Contrary to the view held by most Muslims, that Jesus is for the Jews
only, Jesus is the promised Messiah (Al-Masih) who will save anyone
who calls upon Him in faith. Since  God  first gave His law to the
Israelites, Jesus ordered that the Gospel be preached to them first
(Matthew 10:6). God has to start somewhere. Later on, Jesus gave the
following command:

Go ye into all the world, and preach  the  gospel to every
creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but
he that believeth not shall be damned. (Mark 16:15, 16).

It's high time we stop playing politics with God. He is not interested
in our doctrinal gymnastics, nor in any religion that cannot solve the sin
problem. You can be as religious as it is possible to be, and still go to
Hell. God says you are a sinner (Romans 3:23). Down inside, you know
it to be true. Your conscience bears witness that you are. As a sinner, the
sentence of eternal death in Hell has been passed on you (Ezekiel 18:14;
Romans 6:23). Hiding under the religious umbrella of Islam cannot take
away your death sentence. You are depraved and corrupted as a result
of sin. Before an absolutely holy God, you are as dirty as a pig, if not
more so. Sin, which is totally offensive before God, is not dealt with in
Islam. In short, Islam has no answer at all for your sin problem. No
wonder it prescribes external washings as a solution (Sura 5:7). Jesus
identifies the heart as the source of man's problem:

for out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,
fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.(Mat 15:19).

 Except you allow Jesus to perform spiritual heart surgery in you, you
will not be fit for the Bible heaven. God requires a pure heart (Matthew
5:8) and complete holiness (Hebrews 12:14). But Christ loves you so
much that He made special provision for your spiritual heart surgery by
shedding His blood on the cross of Calvary. It is His shed blood, and

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faith in Him alone, that can remove sins from your rotten heart (1 John
1:7). Jesus said,

Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of
God. (John 3:3).

Sin is a spiritual problem requiring a spiritual solution.

It is downright impossible for a sinner to sneak into the real heaven.
The exceedingly holy God would not allow it, the angels would kick him
out, and heaven itself would spew out such a one. Assuming a sinner
were to be admitted into heaven without the new nature, he would soon
feel so miserable, and eventually die of his sinful appetites since the true
heaven would lack sinful facilities. You must come to Christ to receive
the new nature which was purchased for you by His blood (1 Corinthians
15:49) if you desire to go to the real heaven.

You need not waste your money on a pilgrimage to some so-called
"holy place," for Christ can meet  you  right where you are. God is
omnipresent. Don't waste money on rams; the blood of rams can't wash
away your sins. A single human soul is worth more than all the rams on
earth. ONLY THE BLOOD OF JESUS can cleanse you of your sin.

Why not repeat this prayer?

"Lord Jesus, I realize I am a sinner. I know I have been deceiving myself.
I now repent of all my sins and false religion. I believe You died for my
sins and rose again the third day for my justification. I henceforth accept
You as my Lord and personal Savior. Please blot my name out of the
book of Hell and write it in the book of Life. Thank You for saving me."

If you recite this prayer from the depths of your heart, and mean it,
then you are on your way to heaven, for thus sayeth the Lord God . . .
Rom 10: 9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the
Lord Jesus, and believe in thy heart that God has raised Him
form the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man
believeth unto righteousness,; and with the mouth confession
is made unto salvation..

http://www.beholdthebeast.com/final_word_to_muslims.htm