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The Lost Sheep of Modern Israel Part 1

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Matthew 10:5 Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

What did Jesus mean to call the members of the church of his time “lost sheep?” He called the house of Israel, the members in the house of Israel of His time, “The lost sheep of Israel.”

Why did He call them? The members of the church of His time, “The lost sheep of Israel”?

The Jews had sought to make a monopoly of the truth which is eternal life. They had hoarded the living manna, and it had turned to corruption. The religion which they tried to shut up to themselves became an offense. They robbed God of His glory, and defrauded the world by a counterfeit of the gospel. They had refused to surrender themselves to God for the salvation of the world [men] {DA 36.1}

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