| | What does Matt 28:19and 20 mean ??
Hi to all and I know that we will not all agree on what many call the Great Commission .
In verse 19 , it reads , Go ye therefore , and teach all NATIONS/ETHNOS .
Anyone who does a word study on ETHNOS will be more careful on what Nation means .
Lets look at some verses to see the differences .
In Matt 10;5 , the CONTEXT is to the 12 apostles in verse 2 .
Go , not into the way of the GENTILES/ETHNOS .
But the command is to go to the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel and that command has never changed .
Then in Acts 2:5 , And there where dwelling at Jerusalem Jews , devout men , out of every NATTION/ETHNOS .
Then in John 11:50 , " and that the whole NATION/ETHNOS perish not and here ETHNOS is used mfor Israel .
ETHNOS can be translated by the following English words ;
#1 , Heathen
#2 , Nation
#3 , Pagan
#4 , Gentile
#5 , Or Jew
So , I submit to all that Matt 28:19 has nothi9ng to do with Gentiles , but the FUTURE calling to Israel in the Tribulation to Repent and be Baptized and Acts 2:39 , for the promise is to all Jews and to their Children and those a far off , as the Jews are scattered around the world .
The Jews will have the Languages of the world and , this time it we be the 144,000 Jewish virgins that will reach fellow Jews , during the Tribulation .
So , there are no Gentiles here at ALL , DAN P