Greek and Gentiles?December 8, 2021 2021-12-18 15:22
Greek and Gentiles?
Who are the Greeks And Gentiles Paul is referring to?
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.
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”
“Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:”
First question you should ask yourself is why Paul just mentioned Greek which are the Gentiles?
Why not the Ammonites, Moabites, Canaanites, Ishmaelites, Edomites, etc.?
The short answer is Paul is not talking to everyone on the planet, Paul is referring to the lost Tribes, which is the northern kingdom that were in the Greek captivity but prove all things.
1 Corinthians 12:2
“Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.”
The split of the Nation of Israel:
The 12 tribes of Israel divided into two kingdoms
- NORTHERN KINGDOM (HOUSE OF DAVID)
- SOUTHERN KIGNDOM (HOUSE OF ISRAEL)
The Northern Kingdom is consisted of Judah - Levi (split) & Benjamin. They are the Jews
The Southern Kingdom is consisted of Levi (some) - Dan - Simeon - Reuben - Napthali - Gad - Ashur - Issachar - Zebulun - Joseph. They are the Greek or the Gentiles
1 Kings 12:16
“So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.”
1 Kings 12:19
“So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.”
“On the succession of Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, around 930 BCE, the biblical account reports that the country split into two kingdoms: the Kingdom of Israel (including the cities of Shechem and Samaria) in the north and the Kingdom of Judah (containing Jerusalem) in the south.”