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Could you please explain the Holy Gospel of St. Mark 7:27-29?
In Matthew 10:5,6, why did our Lord Jesus Christ ask His disciples not to go or preach to the Gentiles or the Samaritans; but only to the Jews?
Why did the early Christian Jews resist the idea of the Gentiles being accepted into the faith until Peter explained to them the incident of Cornelius, while in the Old Testament, we see that Jews were accepting proselytes like Rahab and Ruth—both grandmothers of Christ, and the many others? If the idea was accepted to them in Judaism, how come they rejected it after they converted to Christianity, where they are supposed to be more tolerant? I am not referring to the Judaizers whom St. Paul confronted and the issue was resolved at the council of Jerusalem. I was rather referring to an earlier situation. I meant the Jew Christians who contended with Peter (Acts 11) because of Cornelius and his household and friends, although Cornelius was clearly observing the Jewish religion as we can see in Acts 10, that he was devout, fearing God, praying, and fasting, etc.
"But He answered and said, "I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, "Lord, help me!" But He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs" (Matthew 15:24-26). What did our Lord Jesus Christ mean by this verse?
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