Is Jesus really for all mankind ?

@abijan (494)
Malaysia
January 21, 2007 8:12pm CST
The Christian always said that Jesus was sent for all human kind. But when I read it in the Bible, Jesus was not sent to all mankind. Please refer Matthew 15:22 to 15:24. A woman from Canaan ask Jesus to help her. And Jesus answer in Matthew 15:24 "But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel." In that verses, it seems to be Jesus rejected the woman since she is from Canaan. And Jesus himself said that he was sent. sent by whom ? Definitely by God, on the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Jesus was sent by God only to the people of Israel. If the verses in the Bible is true, then the American Christian or Phillipinos Christian would not be saved by Jesus. Is it true ?
1 response
@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
It is not true that Jesus was sent only for the lost sheep of Israel. Those are just some verses of the Bible. The Holy Bible should be studied as a whole to understand it. Continue reading it and you will find that the Lord actually helped that woman - see verse 28. There are other verses showing that the Lord took away the sin of the world and therefore He was not sent only for the lost sheep of Israel. Anybody who obey God would be saved, whether he/she is an American, Filipino, Muslim, and/or any other.
@abijan (494)
• Malaysia
22 Jan 07
Thanks for the info.