Jewish Missions and the Great Commission by Rev. Kenneth Symes (Jewish Awareness Ministries)


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Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

This is one of four articles on Jewish Missions/Evangelism from Jewish Awareness Ministries. The other three articles are:
Jewish Missions and the Local Church
Jewish Missions and Messianic Judaism
Jewish Missions and Zionism

Here's the "conclusion" of the article on the Great Commission:


The Great Commission is the command to carry the gospel to both Jew and Gentile. Romans 1:16 states unambiguously what God’s program is for world evangelization. Paul’s missionary journeys clearly establish the priority to the Jew while yet taking the gospel to the Gentiles. The reasons given by those for not evangelizing the Jew do not stand the test of a sound biblical exegesis. No matter the time frame, we are responsible for taking the gospel to both Jew and Gentile. God’s unique relationship with Israel and the Jew demands that Romans 1:16 be understood to be speaking of priority. God said to Abraham, regarding his seed: “I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee” (Genesis 12:3). To share the gospel with the Jew is to receive a special blessing. How can we better bless the Jew than to share with him the gospel or curse him than by withholding the gospel from him?
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