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Questions tagged [gentile]

Non-Jewish people, typically from a nation other than Israel.

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On what basis do Protestants extend the New Covenant to include gentiles?

Given "sola scriptura" and the explicit assertions in scripture regarding the participants in the covenant ("the houses of Israel and Judah") how do Protestants justify teaching it to be for gentile ...
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Matthew 5:13-16 is for the Israelites ONLY?

We are having a discussion about how we, as a follower of Christ, are the ‘salt of earth and light of the world’ (Matthew 5:13-16). Someone insists that the verses are for the Israelite people/...
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What did Jesus mean by his apparent racial taunt to the Canaanite woman in Matt 15 when he inferred that they were “dogs”? [duplicate]

In Christs encounter with A woman from Canaan in Matthew 15, why does He infer that the Canaanites are "dogs" and why does the woman apparently accept this racial slur?
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To what extent did BC gentiles have access to the Old Testament?

In Matthew 2:5-6 we see the wise men from the East telling Herod of the king who was to be born in Bethlehem, and they seem to be quoting from Micah 5:2. Did gentiles have access to the Old ...
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If Jesus' ministry was to the Jews, why did He go to Syria?

Matthew 4:25 (HCSB) says, Then the news about Him spread throughout Syria. So they brought to Him all those who were afflicted, those suffering from various diseases and intense pains, the ...
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What is meant by the “fullness of the Gentiles” or the “times of the Gentiles”? [closed]

In Luke 21:24, Jesus speaks of future events, including the destruction of Jerusalem and His return, saying: “Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles ...
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How do we explain Paul's encounters with disciples of Jesus in light of the Great Commission?

The following passage relates the "Great Commission" that Jesus gave to 11 disciples: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2028:16-20 But Paul, a man who never met Jesus during his ...
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Did Jesus say to preach to Gentiles, or not?

Besides Paul, who never met Christ, was Jesus' message ever meant to be told to the Gentiles?
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Does the concept of Gentile exist in Christianity?

Judaism and Bani Israel have concept of Gentile to represent the pagans and Idolaters with a corpus of rules dealing with them, So does Christianity inherit this concept? If yes where ? and Are Jews ...
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Are there Old Testament Scriptures that mention salvation for the Gentiles? [closed]

I'm wondering if there are any passages/prophecies about salvation for the Gentile world in the Old Testament. If you know any, please share.
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Was Jesus was sent to speak to the Jews only?

Matthew 15:24 KJV But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. I understand that he was talking specifically to a lady who was begging (successfully) ...
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Why did Jesus refer to Gentiles as dogs?

The passage below raises two questions in my mind but I suspect they both have the same answer. My questions are: Why did Jesus at first refuse to speak to the Canaanite woman? We know He had no ...
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What was the point of the laws written to the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia? [closed]

In Acts 15, a letter was written to the beliving Gentiles. I can understand why they have to abstain from sexual immorality. However, I was wondering What's the point of the law which state that they ...
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Were there implicit laws not referenced in the Acts 15 letter to gentile believers?

In Acts 29 the Jewish Christian Elders in Jerusalem sent a letter to the gentile believers throughout the world, instructing them to be at peace, and stating that they were not required to follow ...