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“Jesus Said…” [So, Case Closed?]

Posted in Context context context!, discernment, Outreach by Sam Hendrickson on 5 January , 2014

We are not called to obey everything Jesus has said–because…(are you ready for this?) He did not say everything to you specifically in your personal contImageext.

Example: I hear this often from Christians–it goes something like this: “I don’t try to waste my time in evangelizing that person anymore because in Matthew 10, Jesus told His disciples to shake the dust off their feet and abandon people who either rejected Jesus or would not help them in their mission.”

I even heard a person recently use this to defend the notion of not needing to forgive someone (who, by the way was just one of the many on a list of that person’s “unforgivable” people).

A simple question: If you are going to obey Jesus’ instructions in Matthew 10:13-14, are you also going to obey what He says in the same speech in verse 5 “Matthew 10:5-6  Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the Samaritans;  6 but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel?”

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