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Jesus was sent to the house of Israel ony not to the whole world

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Submitted by Alan, Aug 5, 2017 at 15:55

That Jesus was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, raises the question who is Israel? And does Israel include gentiles?

Since the time the nation of Israel was delivered out of Egypt, it has been a "mixed multitude," encompassing the physical descendants of Jacob/Israel as well foreigners who have joined them. At Mt. Sinai that multitude became a nation when they accepted the covenant that God proposed to them. They accepted it by vowing to obey all the commandments and laws that God had given to them. "Everything the Lord has said we will do." Exo. 24.3

In God's economy of nations, there are only two nations - Israel and everyone else. And those who have become part of Israel, are no longer of the nations.

The implication of this verse is that for a person be to saved by Jesus, the person must first vow to accept and obey the laws of God, thereby becoming part of Israel. Then and only then will acceptance of Jesus' atoning sacrifice have meaning.

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