Learning the Way of God More Perfectly
King James Bible 1611

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Contrasts in Scriptures
- Not Contradictions -


Jews & Gentiles Before Paul's Gospel
Matthew 10:5,6
Jews & Gentiles With Paul's Gospel
Galatians 3:28
During the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ before He was crucified, Gentiles were specifically excluded.

Not to the Gentiles... yet

  • Matthew 10:5,6 - These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
  • Matthew 6:31,32 -Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
He had come particularly to 'His own - Israel'
  • John 1:11,12), and He ministered exclusively to them.
  • John 1:11 - He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

Christ was Israel's Messiah whose coming was prophesied.
  • His mission was "...to confirm the promises made unto the fathers of Israel - Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."
  • Romans 15:8 -  Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:
All things were accomplished - fulfilled!
  • John 19:28 - After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
  • John 14:22-31 - Fulfilled to the Jew in the Great Commission.

The Apostle Paul reminded his Gentile people: Ephesians 2:11,12
  • Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
  • That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
Judgment onto the Gentiles
  • As Romans 2:14,15 states, their conscience is involved.
  • For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:  Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
Paul also reminds all that their consciences are seared.
  • I Timothy 4:2 - ... having their conscience seared with a hot iron;...
Christ was WITH the Jews during the Gospel days!
After Christ had finished the work that He had come to do, Paul was then able to assure the Gentile Christians from the Risen Christ!

But now:

  • Ephesians 2:13-16 - But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
  • For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 
  • And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
Expounding the Way of God More Perfectly
  • Acts 18:26 - ...expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
A More Excellent Way
  • I Corinthians 12:31 - ...shew I unto you a more excellent way.
Forbad to speak to the Gentiles
  • I Thessalonians 2:16 - Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
Paul Hindered by Satan
  • I Thessalonians 2:18 - Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.
All into One
  • I Corinthians 12:13 - For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
Jews Concerning the Gospel
  • Romans 11:28 - 28 - As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
All are One
  • Galatians 3:28 - There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Both Builded Together for Habitation of God
  • Ephesians 2:19-22 - Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Christ dwells in us by faith:
  • Romans 8:9 - But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
  • Romans 8:11 - But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
  • Ephesians 3:17 - That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love ...
  • Galatians 2:20 - I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

During the Tribulation
  • Revelation 14:6-13
  • II Thessalonians 2:9-12
Saved Jews/Gentiles Gone!
  • Romans 11:25 - For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
  • I Thessalonians 5:9 - For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,