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To: Star Traveler
Israel was given specific duties.... Christ gave opportunity to ALL to be party to salvation but did NOT dismiss the duties already assigned to Israel... meaning literally the TEN tribes which Christ made note of in His first instruction to the disciples in Matthew 10:5-6.

Sadly most modern Christians have NO clue who those of Israel literally are.... there were and are two houses that it is written that it will be Christ Himself that will rejoin and He was NOT talking about a piece of real estate that in modern times got called Israel. Remember that ‘civil’ war wherein the two houses were split and the Northern kingdom called ten tribe/Israel were sent into captivity to the Assyrian king and then the House of Judah with Benjamin were sent to the king of Babylon????

110 posted on 10/08/2008 12:31:44 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: Just mythoughts; Star Traveler; Lee N. Field; Alex Murphy; Gamecock
Israel was given specific duties.... Christ gave opportunity to ALL to be party to salvation but did NOT dismiss the duties already assigned to Israel... meaning literally the TEN tribes which Christ made note of in His first instruction to the disciples in Matthew 10:5-6.

"Do not go into the way of the Samaritans. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." (Matt. 10:6)

Is it your contention that when Jesus says "Israel" He was specifically excluding from outreach an members of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin?

Sadly most modern Christians have NO clue who those of Israel literally are....

OK, so assume we are looking for biblical answers. What do you have to offer?

there were and are two houses that it is written that it will be Christ Himself that will rejoin and He was NOT talking about a piece of real estate that in modern times got called Israel. Remember that ‘civil’ war wherein the two houses were split and the Northern kingdom called ten tribe/Israel were sent into captivity to the Assyrian king and then the House of Judah with Benjamin were sent to the king of Babylon????

Doesn't the word have multiple meanings in the Bible? Yes, it can refer to just the so-called "ten northern tribes". But it also has another meanings. (cf. Acts 7:42; Heb. 8:10 (contrast with v. 8)).

Where was "Israel" at the time of Christ? Are you saying that when Jesus and his disciples used the word "Israel" (gr, israel) to refer to the nation in the 1st century living in the plot of land in the Middle East, they were mistaken also?

116 posted on 10/08/2008 1:29:48 PM PDT by topcat54 ("The selling of bad beer is a crime against Christian love.")
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