Are the Gentiles in the New Testament Israelites?

  • The prophecies concerning the Gospel being preached to the Gentiles was ordained to be preached by Paul, the Benjamite from the days of Benjamin, the Patriarch, to confirm that the Apostle Paul was sent to preach unto the Gentile nations, not only the Hebrews.

 

Testament of Benjamin 11:2

2 And there shall rise up from my seed in the latter times one] beloved of AHAYAH, [hearing upon the earth His voice] and a doer of the good pleasure of His will, [enlightening with new knowledge all the Gentiles, even the light of knowledge, bursting in upon Israel for salvation and tearing away from them like a wolf, and giving to the synagogue of the Gentiles. 3 Until the consummation of the age shall he be in the synagogues of the Gentiles, and among their 4 rulers, as a strain of music in the mouth of all. And he shall be inscribed in the holy books, both 5 his work and his word, and he shall be a chosen one of Alahayim for ever. And through them he shall go to and fro as Jacob my father, saying: He shall fill up that which lacketh of thy tribe].

  • This prophecy given by Benjamin was speaking of none other than his posterity, Paul the Apostle.

Rom 11:1 

 I say then, Hath Alahayim cast away his people? Alahayim forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 

  • As was prophesied concerning Paul, he was ordained a preacher and a teacher of the Gentiles to “enlighten with new knowledge all the Gentiles, even the light of Knowledge,… and giving to the synagogues of the Gentiles..”

1Ti 2:7 

Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. 

  • Paul was ordained a preacher unto the Gentiles by Lord Yache himself, "when he heard His voice from the earth" as the prophecy of Benjamin said he would do.

Act 9:1 

 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 

Act 9:3 

 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 

Act 9:4 

 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 

Act 9:5 

And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Yache whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 

Act 9:6 

 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. 

Act 26:16 

 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; 

Act 26:17 

Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

  • (The People are the Hebrews, known as Jews, while the Gentiles are those 70 nations and those other Gentiles reckoned among them.)

Act 26:18 

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto Alahayim, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. 

Act 9:13 

Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: 

Act 9:14 

And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. 

Act 9:15 

But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: 

  • The scriptures confirm that Paul was sent to the Gentiles and the Children of Israel {12 tribes}, referred to as "the people" to help understand, the Gentiles are those nations that are not of the race of the Israelites. 

Act 22:12

  And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there, 

Act 22:13 

Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him. 

Act 22:14 

And he said, The Alahayim of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. 

Act 22:15  For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.

  • (Paul was appointed as a witness to all men, not just Israel and Judah, hence he is the Apostle of the Gentiles.)

Act 22:19 

 And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee: 

Act 22:20 

 And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him. 

Act 22:21 

 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.

  • Yache himself, sent Paul unto the Gentiles, not just among the Gentiles, so one can be assured that he preached to the Gentile nations too. Paul labored much in his ministry to the Gentiles and went to preach among and unto them before he had went to meet the Apostles.

Gal 1:15 

 But when it pleased Alahayim, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, 

Gal 1:16 

To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: 

Gal 1:17 

Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. 

  •  After some years, he finally went up to the Apostles at Jerusalem. On one of those occasions he and Barnabas received the right hand of fellowship from James, Cephas (Peter), and John that he should preach unto the heathen, which are Gentiles known as "the Uncircumcision," while the other Apostles, James Peter and John, went unto the Circumcision, which are the children of Israel (12 tribes) known as Jews because there was a remnant of the 12 tribes in Judea and in the nations round about.

Gal 2:7 

But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter; 

Gal 2:8 

(For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)

  • (Scripture confirms that the Uncircumcision are the Gentiles.)

Gal 2:9 

And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision. 

  • The Circumcision that James and Cephas and John were sent unto were the 12 tribes of Israel who dwelt as strangers scattered abroad since they resided outside of Israel:

1Pe 1:1  

Peter, an apostle of Yache Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

  • By precept, the strangers scattered referred to the 12 tribes of Israel:

Jas 1:1 

 James, a servant of Alahayim and of the Lord Yache Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

  • Hence the Circumcision refers to the 12 tribes of Israel, while the Uncircumcision refers to the Gentile nations. It is confirmed that Paul was teaching actual Gentiles, not only Israelites scattered abroad, by his letters as well:

Rom 11:13 

For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 

  • (He even spake directly to the Gentiles at certain points in his letters.)

Rom 11:14 

If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.

  • (by Precept, those which are his flesh, are the 12 tribes of Israel, so that one can know that the Gentiles are actual Gentiles according to the flesh, not the Northern kingdom {10 tribes}, unbelieving Israelites, or Israelites who didn't know they were Israelites)

Rom 9:3 

For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh

Rom 9:4 

Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of Alahayim, and the promises;

  • (By precept, "them which are my flesh" in Rom 11:14 are "my kinsmen according to the flesh: who are Israelites" so we can know that Paul was speaking to "you Gentiles" to "provoke them which are his flesh" of the House of Israel.)

  • In Paul’s letters, it is also confirmed that when he says “Gentiles” he is literally referring to Gentiles in the flesh, which are not Hebrews but from among the 70 Gentile nations.

 

Eph 2:11 

Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 

Eph 4:17 

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 

Eph 4:18 

Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of Alahayim through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 

Eph 4:19 

 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 

Eph 4:20 

But ye have not so learned Christ; 

 

  • Paul taught the Gentiles to separate from lust of the flesh in faith and verity, hence he commanded them not to walk as OTHER Gentiles because he was speaking to Gentile nations, called the Uncircumcision by the tribes of Israel, known as the Circumcision. The mystery of the prophecy that was spoken in the testament of Benjamin was revealed in Paul’s time seeing as though he was the one ordained to preach to synagogue of the Gentiles the light of knowledge. So it was him that led the Gentiles to learn of Christ.

 

Eph 3:1 

For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Yache Christ for you Gentiles

Eph 3:2  If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of Alahayim which is given me to you-ward: 

Eph 3:3 

How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 

Eph 3:4 

Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 

Eph 3:5 

Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 

Eph 3:6 

 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: 

Eph 3:7 

 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of Alahayim given unto me by the effectual working of his power. 

Eph 3:8 

Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 

Eph 3:9 

And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in Alahayim, who created all things by Yache Christ: 

Eph 3:10 

To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of Alahayim, 

Eph 3:11 

 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Yache our Lord: 

Eph 3:12 

 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. 

Eph 3:13 

 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

  • (Paul faced much tribulations for the Gentiles even at the hands of the Jews because the unbelievers of the Jews didn't want the Gentiles to be saved.)

1Th 2:14  

For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of Alahayim which in Judaea are in Christ Yache: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: 
1Th 2:15  Who both killed the Lord Yache, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not Alahayim, and are contrary to all men: 
1Th 2:16  
Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost. 

  • The precepts in 1Thess 2:16 show that the Jews had been seeking to forbid speaking of the Gospel unto the Gentiles that they may not be saved of old time so that we may know the concept of excluding the Gentiles from salvation has been an error of old time. Any teaching that Paul was ONLY preaching to the House of Israel or 12 tribes or the Northern Kingdom are Gentiles is contrary to the prophecy concerning him by his own father Benjamin, Paul’s own account of who he was speaking to, and truth of the Gospel in sound doctrine. Yache was clear when he sent out his Apostles that he wanted them to preach to all nations so any doctrine contrary to that is against Christ's commands and what he appointed his disciples to do. The other Apostles spoke unto the Gentiles as well by evidence of their letter to the brethren of the Gentiles (Acts 15:22-23),  Peter went unto Cornelius (Acts 10:24-48), Phillip preaching to the Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-39), and Thomas went to India to convert the Indians. (Acts of Thomas). All their acts show that they were fulfilling the commands of the Lord Yache.

Luke 24:46-47
[46]And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
[47]And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Matthew 28:18-20
[18]And Yache came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
[19]Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:
[20]Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

 

  • In the New Testament the Hebrews who were speaking with Yache when he was on earth didn't refer to the Israelites or the Northern Kingdom that were scattered as Gentiles to help understand that the Hebrews were not referred to as Gentiles in the New Testament.
     

John 7:35
[35]Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto 
the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?

 

  • The Jews referred to the Hebrews abroad as "the dispersedamong the Gentiles, not "of the Gentiles." The the Jews in Judea were aware that the ten tribes were predominantly in Arsareth since the days of Baruch during the Babylonian captivity and did not refer to them as Gentiles.


The False Doctrine that Salvation is for the Jews only
 

  • Yache said “salvation OF the Jews” which was referring to Him, the salvation of Alahayim, {Luke 2:27-32} OF the Israelites according to the flesh, {Rom 9:5} specifically springing out of Judah. {Heb 7:14} Hence Salvation is OF the Jews because Judah is the tribe that Yache, the Savior, came from according to the flesh.

Luk 2:27 

And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Yache, to do for him after the custom of the law, 

Luk 2:28 

 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed Alahayim, and said, 

Luk 2:29 

Ahayah, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: 

Luk 2:30 

 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

  • (the child Yache in his arms is the Salvation that he seen)

Luk 2:31 

Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

  • (all people is all nations by evidence of the next verse)

Luk 2:32 

A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

  • (His people Israel are the 12 tribes and the Gentiles are the rest of the nations of the world that shall be enlightened by Him to ensure that all people receive an opportunity to be saved.)

Joh 4:22 

Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews

Rom 9:5 

Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, Alahayim blessed for ever. Amen. 

Heb 7:14 

For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.

 

Are the Northern Kingdom actually the Gentiles?

 

  • One can confirm the Northern Kingdom could not be the Gentiles because of the Promise given to Abraham from Ahayah Alahayim. If the Gentiles are the Northern kingdom, Abraham could not have been a father of MANY nations as he was promised, because the belief that the Northern Kingdom were the Gentiles would make Abraham the father of the Hebrew nation only, not "many nations" as he is prophesied to be. The contradiction to the promise given to Abraham confirms that the doctrine that the Gentiles of the New Testament are the Northern Kingdom or other Israelites is not true. 

Romans 4:17-18
[17](As it is written, 
I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even Alahayim, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
[18]Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

 

  • The only way to be a father of many nations is to be a father of not only the Hebrews, but also them that are called of the other nations that are in the earth. 


Christ came only for the Lost sheep of the House of Israel doctrine.

 

  • It has been said that “Christ came only for the lost sheep of the House of Israel” [Matt 15:24] Fret not dear brothers and sisters, only remember the truth of the Gospel. Christ did not only come for the lost Sheep of the House of Israel. Christ himself said in John 10:16 "other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold , and one shepherd." By precept, the other sheep that are not of the fold of the lost sheep of the house of Israel are the heathen, who have been exhorted to look for Yache, their Shepherd, and ours.

2Es 2:33  

I Esdras received a charge of Ahayah upon the mount Oreb, that I should go unto Israel; but when I came unto them, they set me at nought, and despised the commandment of Ahayah. 
2Es 2:34 

 And therefore I say unto you, O ye heathen, that hear and understand, look for your Shepherd, he shall give you everlasting rest; for he is nigh at hand, that shall come in the end of the world. 
2Es 2:35  

Be ready to the reward of the kingdom, for the everlasting light shall shine upon you for evermore. 
2Es 2:36  

Flee the shadow of this world, receive the joyfulness of your glory: I testify my Saviour openly. 

 

  • So in truth, Christ was sent unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel {Matt 15:24} to confirm the promises to the fathers:

 Rom 15:8  

Now I say that Yache Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of Alahayim, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: 
Rom 15:9  

And that the Gentiles might glorify Alahayim for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. 
Rom 15:10  

And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. 

  • His people, Israel, and the Gentiles glorify Alahayim for his mercy:

Rom 15:11  

And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. 

  • Yache is gathering the "other sheep" that were not of the fold of Israel unto himself so that, Hebrew and Gentile, may have one Shepherd and be one fold by His breaking down of the middle wall of partition between us. {Eph 2:11-19} Hence it is not according to Yache's words or Ahayah's will for the Apostles to only preach to the Hebrew race because that would cause Yache's command to teach all nations to be inneffective and make the promise to Abraham ineffective and take away salvation from the world through the Only Begotten Son. Yache was sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Hebrew race) to be a covenant for them, and he had to fulfill the prophecy of being “a light to Gentiles” too so that the Gentiles may trust in him:

Isaiah 42:6
[6]I Ahayah have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

Rom 15:12  

And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.

 

  • Salvation is for Jew and Gentile through faith and baptism to be counted for the seed of Abraham: 

Rom 3:30  

Seeing it is one Alahayim, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. 
Rom 3:31  

Do we then make void the law through faith? Alahayim forbid: yea, we establish the law. 
Gal 3:27  

For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 
Gal 3:28  

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 Yache. 
Gal 3:29  

And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.