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Who Was the First Non-Jewish Christian? (Lost Sheep Series)

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A Muslim quotes Jesus in Matthew 15:24 ("I was sent only to the Lost Sheep of Israel") and then writes, "I am from Nigeria, Jesus was not sent to me."

  This is a common Muslim error which comes from a lack of knowledge about the Bible. But the error is easily corrected. 

  Prior to His ascension to heaven in Matthew 28, the Lord commanded His followers to preach the Gospel to and make disciples of all nations. Do you know who was the firstGentile to receive Christ as his Lord and Savior and begin the fulfillment of that mandate?
Painting: "The Baptism of the Eunuch," c. 1626, by Rembrandt  
26 An angel of the Lord spoke to Philip: “Get up and go south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is the desert road.) 

27 So he got up and went. There was an Ethiopian man, a eunuch and high official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to worship in Jerusalem 

28 and was sitting in his chariot o…

Has the Torah (the Law) Been Corrupted, As Muslims Claim?

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If Jeremiah was, in fact, saying in Jeremiah 8 that the Torah had been forever corrupted -- as Muslims claim -- then why on earth would he keep talking about the Torah for at least another 36 chapters?

  All Scripture references below are from the Complete Jewish Bible:
 4 So tell them that this is what Adonai says: “If you will not pay attention to me and live according to my Torah, which I have given you,
Jeremiah 26

32 “For this is the covenant I will make with the house of Isra’el after those days,” says Adonai: “I will put my Torah within them and write it on their hearts; I will be their God, and they will be my people.
Jeremiah 31

23 They entered and took possession of it; but they did not pay attention to your voice, did not live according to your Torah, and did nothing of all you ordered them to do. Therefore you made this complete disaster befall them —
Jeremiah 32

10 To this day they remain unhumbled; they have not been afraid, and they have not lived according to my Torah or my …

Celebrating with Heaven!

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A Muslim in a Facebook debate group asked, "Did Jesus Christ command Christians to celebrate his birthday on Christmas Day?" Other Muslims follow that up with dire warnings of the evils of commemorating the birth of the single most influential Man that has ever walked the earth.

  Why are Muslims so upset that Christians celebrate the birth of Christ once a year when all of heaven celebrated His birth almost 2,000 years ago? 

8 In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock.

9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

10 But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people:

11 Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.

12 This will be the sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in cloth and lying in a feeding trough.”

13 Suddenly …

Messiah, King of the Jews and Gentiles? (Lost Sheep Series)

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While Muslims claim that Muhammad followed on the heels of the Biblical prophets, his message was very different from that of the true prophets of God. For instance, Islam claims that the message of Yeshua the Messiah was intended only for the Jews and that He was never sent to minister to the Gentile world, which is known in the Tanakh (Old Testament) as "the nations."

  The Scriptures as taught by the prophets and encapsulated here in the writings of Islam's arch-enemy, the Apostle Paul, are quite clear on the issue. For example, Paul writes this to the believers in Rome who were comprised of both Jews and Gentiles:

 7 Therefore accept one another, just as the Messiah also accepted you, to the glory of God. 

 8 For I say that the Messiah became a servant of the circumcised on behalf of God’s truth, to confirm the promises to the fathers,

 9 and so that Gentiles may glorify God for His mercy. As it is written:
   Therefore I will praise You among the Gentiles,
   and I will…