Tuesday, August 30, 2016


By Joel Finck

Scripture Reading: Exodus 11:7; Romans 10:12

A popular slogan says, "The ground is level at the foot of the cross." This is a catchy way of saying what Paul proclaims in Romans 10:12, "For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him." What a blessing that all can come to Christ in simple faith regardless of national or racial origin, but there are many who do not realize that things were not always this way.

When God called Abram out of Ur of the Chaldees to become the father of His chosen people Israel, He made a great difference between Jew and Gentile. This distinction is illustrated in Exodus 11:7. "But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel." When the Lord does something, He is very thorough! He maintained the dis- tinction between Israel and the Egyptians right down to keeping the dogs from barking at the Jews or their animals. This difference was maintained all the way through Israel's history, including the time of Christ and His apostles. When speaking to the woman at the well, the Lord affirmed that "salvation is of the Jews" (John 4:22). When sending out the twelve apostles, Christ "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 10:5, 6).

With the raising up of the Apostle Paul, however, God erased these distinctions and now offers salvation to all on the same basis: faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ (I Corinthians 15:1-4).

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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