The Mission of Jesus: To Whom Was He Sent?

“And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: “O Children of Israel! I am the messenger of Allah (sent) to you.” (Qur’an 61:6)

“And appoint him a messenger to the Children of Israel.” (Qur’an 3:49)

 

Jesus is the last prophet sent to Israel. His mission and objective were threefold:

A) To reach out to the lost sheep of Israel.

B) To instill a spirit of holy resistance against tyranny and oppression.

C) To tell the children of Israel about the coming of Ahmad- ‘The Praised One‘.

 “And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” (Luke 1:16-17)

 

 “Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:9-10)

 

You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is of the Jews.” (John 4:22)

 

Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” (Matthew 19:28)

Jesus reflects the Jewish attitude of that time towards the Gentiles.

A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.(Matthew 15:22-26)

Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.” (Matthew 15:27-28)

 

 

Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” (Matthew 7:6)

Comment:

This came under the teaching of ‘judge not and you will not be judged‘. It is clear that this is a reference for how Jews should deal with each other. It is clear because within this context Jesus’ attitude towards the Non-Jews is reflected by referencing them as ‘dogs‘ and ‘pigs‘.

 

A) My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” Jesus did not answer a word. Can you imagine the level of disregard displayed here? The woman came about her daughter who’s soul was vexed by a demon and she was ‘suffering terribly‘. Jesus was unmoved by her plight.

B) Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” Again absolutely no interest to help a woman whose daughter was suffering terribly and was vexed by a demon.

 

C) The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” The woman comes herself and pleads to Jesus. He again is completely unmoved. Even puts the lady in the company of dogs.

 

Jesus never taught a non-Jew Anything. There may be 4 or 5 examples of him healing someone but he never taught a Non-Jew anything. No time nowhere.

 

D) Yes, it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table. Only once the woman recognized her place as not being at the table but a dog taking the crumbs that her matter was attended to.

 

 

THE ONLY COMMISSION OF JESUS: LOST SHEEP OF ISRAEL

“ These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. (Matthew 10:5-6)

 

My people have been lost sheep;    their shepherds have led them astray and caused them to roam on the mountains. They wandered over mountain and hill and forgot their own resting place.” (Jeremiah 50:6)

 

Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him, and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.” (Jeremiah 50:17)

 

Israel =Lost Sheep

Gentiles -Greek word Ethnos from where we get the word ethnicity and ethnocentric means ‘nations’. The non-Jews.

Source: https://biblehub.com/greek/1484.htm

 

Remember the attitude towards Gentiles:

Wherefore remember, that you 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 you 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.” (Ephesians 2:11-12)

 

He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” (Matthew 15:24)

 

THERE IS NO GREAT COMMISSION.

Christians will tell us that there is a great commission in Mark 16:15 and 20 as well as Matthew 28:19.

Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” (Matthew 24:34)

 

 “But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, You shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man come. (Matthew 10:23)

 

And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.(Mark 9:1)

 

For this, we say unto you by the word of the Lord, then we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord, himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17)

 

THE SO-CALLED GREAT COMMISSION IS A FORGERY AND A CONTRADICTION.

 

First point.

Note that in Mark 16:15, and 20 there is no baptism mentioned and no baptismal formula given.

And he said unto them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believes not shall be damned. And they went forth and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” (Mark 16:15-16 and 20)

 

Second Point: Peter and the tall tell.

And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, saying, You went to men uncircumcised, and did eat with them. But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying, I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance, I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me: Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat. But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean has at any time entered into my mouth. But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God has cleansed, do not call common. And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven. And, behold, immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me. And the Spirit urged me to go with them, do not hesitate. Moreover, these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man’s house: And he showed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter; Who shall tell you words, whereby you and all thy house shall be saved. And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. Inasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God? When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then has God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life. Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. (Acts 11:1-19)

 

Comments:

This entire narration is suspect through and through.

First thought.

And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, saying, You went to men uncircumcised, and did eat with them.”

If Jesus gave a great commission to the disciples why would they be surprised that Gentiles received the ‘word of God‘? Peter certainly didn’t need to go through some elaborate story to defend himself. He could simply remind them, “Yeah remember when Jesus said, to into the world and preach the Gospel to every creature?” And they could have responded, “Oh yeah.

Second thought.

Whereas we also note that other than this one-off incident it clearly states others were preaching ‘the wordto none but the Jews only.

He said to them: “You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile. But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean.” (Acts 10:28)

 

The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ.”(Acts 10:36)

 

And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen and them unto the circumcision.” (Galatians 2:9)

 

Jesus never directed his disciples to preach to gentiles.

And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught many people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” (Acts 11:25)

 

Christians meant followers of Christ or those who emulate Christ.

Yet, Christians’ don’t keep the sabbath as Jesus did.

They eat pork and Jesus did not.

Jesus prayed with his face to the ground and Christians do not.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.” (Exodus 20:8)

Other than the Seventh Day Adventist, Christians in general do not observe the sabbath.

But pray that your flight is not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake, those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matthew 24:20-24)

 

When Jesus is talking about eschatological or end-time events he is not imagining that the sabbath is broken, rather it is being kept.

Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing you put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.” (Acts 13:46)

This is a direct violation of the commission of Jesus to the lost sheep of Israel as stated in Matthew 10:5-6.

 

 

MATTHEW 28:19 GREAT COMMISSION AND “TRINITY” FORMULA.

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in the earth. Go you, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

 

And he said unto them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believes not shall be damned. And they went forth and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.”(Mark 16:15-16 and 20)

 

However, John has it that the disciples were already baptizing.
“After these things came to Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea, and there he tarried with them, and baptized.” (John 3:22)

(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)(John 4:2)

 

Peter never used the ‘triad’ formula when baptizing.

Peter would baptize in the name of Jesus only. There is not a single occurrence of the disciples baptizing anyone according to the triad formula.

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 2:38)

 

(For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)” (Acts 8:16)

 

And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.” (Acts 10:48)

When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.” (Acts 19:5)

 

Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea is known as ‘The Father of Church History.’

In Book III of his History, Chapter 5, Section 2, which is about the Jewish persecution of early Christians, we read:

But the rest of the apostles, who had been incessantly plotted against with a view to their destruction, and had been driven out of the land of Judea, went unto all nations to preach the Gospel, relying upon the power of Christ, who had said to them, “Go forth and make disciples of all the nations in my name.”

Again, in his Oration in Praise of Emperor Constantine, Chapter 16, Section 8, we read:

What king or prince in any age of the world, what philosopher, legislator or prophet, in civilized or barbarous lands, has attained so great a height of excellence, I say not after death, but while living still, and full of mighty power, as to fill the ears and tongues of all mankind with the praises of his name? Surely none save our only Savior has done this, when, after his victory over death, he spoke the word to his followers, and fulfilled it by the event, saying to them, “Go forth and make disciples of all nations in my name.



Here is a web site by Christians who believe that Matthew 28:19 as it exists today is a forgery
http://www.jesus-messiah.com/apologetics/catholic/matthew2819.html



“One can look to the listing of Papyr’s as found in Kurt and Barbara Aland’s “The Text of the New Testament, 2nd Edition, 1995, pages 96-103.” This list gives a description of the verses contained in each of the 96 papyri’s listed. Matthew 26.52 (P 37) seems to be the last verse from Matthew found in the Papyri’s, So there is virtually a two chapter gap (as well as a three-century gap) from the “earliest manuscripts” and the traditional rendering of the Matthew 28:19 Trinity baptism formula.” -Analysis of Matthew 28:19 – in A study of the Text of the New Testament Randall Duane Hughes.

“Philip Comfort and David Barrett also bear out this fact in their book, “The Complete Text of the Earliest New Testament Manuscripts, 1999, pages 6 & 13.” Page 6 contains the list of the various verses from Matthew, 
(with Matthew also ending at 26:52) and page 13, the comments they were providing- were for- only those manuscripts that were “dated from the early second century to the beginning of the fourth (A.D. 100-300).” Needless to say, Matthew 28:19 and the Trinity baptism formula is NOT among the verse found there!”-Analysis of Matthew 28:19-in A study of the Text of the New Testament Randall Duane Hughes.

 

We know that Luke and John have no great commission formula.

We know that Matthew 28:19 is corrected by Matthew 19:28

We know that the people were expecting the imminent coming of Christ Jesus.

We know that the Mark 16 had no baptismal formula.

We know that Mark 16:9-20 has been removed from many of the biblical texts as a spurious addition. A footnote in the New International Version informs us:

[The earliest manuscripts and some other ancient witnesses do not have verses 9–20.]

Source: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%2016%3A9-20&version=NIV

We know that we have no records of the disciples using the Triad formula.

We know that we do have New Testament evidence of disciples baptizing ‘in the name of Jesus’.

We know that the great Bishop Eusebius quoted from Matthew but without the Triad formula.

We know that in the Gospel according to John, Jesus’ disciples were already practicing baptism.

We know that it is not feasibly possible to preach the gospel to the whole world when the disciples of Jesus were expecting his imminent return.

We know that the earliest and best manuscripts of Christianity all have Matthew 28:19 containing the Triad formula.

What we do not know is if there are manuscripts or evidence dated prior to the Athanasian creed that contain Matthew 28:19 as having a triad formula.

 

 

THE NEW JERUSALEM A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE: NO DOOR FOR GENTILES

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” (Revelation 21:9-14)

Comment: John sees no gentiles in this picture. Where is the gate for Paul and his gentile following?

 

 “Moses then wrote down everything the Lord had said.

He got up early the next morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve stone pillars representing the twelve tribes of Israel. (Exodus 24:4)

 

PAUL IS NOT AN APOSTLE ACCORDING TO LUKE:

May his days be few;may another take his place of leadership.” (Psalms 109:8)

 

Luke denies office of apostle to Paul.

For,” said Peter, “it is written in the Book of Psalms:

“‘May his place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in it,’

and, “‘May another take his place of leadership.’ Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.” (Acts 1:20-22)

 

Luke contrast Paul with the apostles.

This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question.” (Acts 15:2)

 

The apostles and elders met to consider this question.” (Acts 15:6)

Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, men who were leaders among the believers.”(Acts 15:22)

 

JESUS WILL REBUKE THOSE WHO CLAIM TO BE CHRISTIANS

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ (Matthew 7:21-22 KJV)

Where as the Revised Standard Version 1881 reads:

None of you who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ (Matthew 7:21-22 RSV 1881)

 

We like this one better. None of you will enter the kingdom of heaven.

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” (Matthew 5:17-18)

 

Conclusion:

The evidence is clear that Jesus was only sent to the children of Israel. He has nothing to do with you or me or anyone else on this Earth. He was not sent to the Gentiles. He was only sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

The great commission is self evidently a forgery. The Bible is a book that concerns itself through and through with the history of the Jews and Israel as a whole.

If you are interested to learn about the Prophet that was sent to the whole of mankind I would encourage you to read my article here: https://primaquran.com/2018/05/05/muhammed-written-about-in-the-bible/

When they hear what has been revealed to the Messenger, you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of what they have recognized of the truth. They say, “Our Lord, we have believed, so register us among the witnesses.”(Qur’an 5:83)

 

 

 

 

 

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2 responses to “The Mission of Jesus: To Whom Was He Sent?

  1. brotheromer

    Excellent article brother.

    [The earliest manuscripts and some other ancient witnesses do not have verses 9–20.]
    Source: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%2016%3A9-20&version=NIV

    The evidence God sends us of the wrong teaching in Christianity is overwhelming to the open minded.

    May God guide us all.

  2. brotheromer

    I have heard Bart Ehrman talk about the problems with the whole resurrection stories and how it is not even in the original Mark…but your article alhamdullilah puts the focus on the forgery of the Great Commission…thank you.

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