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MISSIONARY JOURNEYS OF THE APOSTLES
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Anyone who has gone to Sunday School and Church, read their Bible, listened to sermons from the pulpit, knows the names of the books of the New Testament written by Paul, the great apostle to the "gentiles," and the other apostles.
Before we go any further, do you know what the word "gentile" means? Get a quick lesson and then come back.
Well, wasn't that enlightening! With a more accurate knowledge about the meaning of this all important word, let's look at the places in the books of the Bible that the apostles wrote.
The author of the Letter of James is traditionally identified as the brother of Jesus. If this is the case, then it must have been written before 62 AD since that is when James was martyred. James writes his letter to the Twelve Tribes in the Dispersion! (James 1:1)
Holy Cow! Now that you know where those twelve tribes are this makes a whole lot of sense to you, doesn't it. Of course, theologians will tell you that this simply means "Christians everywhere." Yeah, right. As if James was too ignorant to know that there were twelve tribes in dispersion. Or maybe James just didn't know better. Maybe he just couldn't figure out how to open his letter with, 'to my fellow Christians everywhere, who believe in the risen Christ."
Of course, maybe those same "theologians" think that James just didn't know what he meant by dispersion.
The Greek word is diaspora and means Israelites distributed in foreign lands.
Do you think James knew what he was talking about?
Now that you know where the twelve tribes went in their dispersion!
James wrote his letter to your ancestors
Kinda gives you goose bumps, doesn't it
"To the exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, chosen and destined by God the father and sanctified by the spirit for obedience to Jesus Christ for the sprinkling with His blood." (1 Peter 1:1, 2)
Woo Hoo! Peter wrote to your ancestors also!
Acts 9:11 and 21:39 tell us that Saul (renamed Paul after his conversion on the road to Damascus) was from Tarsus - Capital of Cilicia, Greek speaking Roman province
We're also told in other texts that Paul was a Citizen of Rome
Paul was not born in Judea
Yet he was educated as a Pharisee at the feet of Gamaliel, in Jerusalem (Acts 22:3; 26:5)
Why would someone who was a Roman citizen be educated as a Pharisee
Because Paul was a Roman by birth but an Israelite by race
Antioch is where the Disciples were first called Christians
This map shows, according to Acts 11:19, that "those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to none except men of Judah or Judahites" (Jews is not in the original Greek. It is the word Iudaios meaning Judean, or belonging to Juhudah, men of Judah. This word, like the word Gentile, has been mis-translated in the New Testament. The word "Jew" is not in the original Greek text -- not ever. IT is always Judean or men of Judah.)
Who were these men of Judah? Fellow Israelites!
Verse 20 tells us that Some of the men with them from Cyprus and Cyrene, when they arrived in Antioch, spoke to the Greeks
"Theologians' says that this is the "first systematic attempt to evangelize the "gentiles"
But look at the map!
Antioch is Greek, just south of Tarsus
Paul was born in Tarsus yet he was an Israelite of the tribe of Benjamin
These Greeks in Antioch were Israelites, just like Paul
Acts 13:4 - Paul and Barnabas set sail to Seleucia and Cyprus with John to assist them.
They proclaimed the Word of God only in the synagogues of the Judahites (verse 5)
Again, this was Greek territory yet only the men of Judah received the good news about Christ
Next they went to Perga in Pamphylia where John left them
Then on to Antioch
Where was ANtioch?
Who was in Galatia?
Compare the places where Paul and the apostles went to the map below
These were Israelites in dispersion that they were visiting on their missionary tours!
This map might help you put it all in perspective
OR MAYBE THIS ONE
Traditional locations of where the apostles died
God is ever faithful to His people, Israel
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, God's own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of Him who called you our of darkness into His marvelous light.
Once you were no people but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy but now you have received mercy"
It doesn't get any better than that!
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