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1 Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”
3 Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. 4 Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” 5 The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.
6 When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. 7 This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh:
“By the decree of the king and his nobles:
Do not let people or animals, herds or flocks, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink. 8 But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. 9 Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.”
10 When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.
How many apostles were gentiles? They were all saved by the blood of Jesus. How many of those at Pentecost were gentiles? They were all saved by the blood of Jesus.
Originally posted by spirit_horse
I thought that Jesus was sacrificed for the Gentiles.
The purpose of the law was to underscore our need for salvation by the blood of Jesus. No person ever kept the law except Jesus, thus they were all sinners and condemed under the law.
The Jews were bound to the Law under the Torah and they were decendents of the Jewish.
Catholicism is not Christianity. That is a whole other thread though.
I don't claim to understand it all and may be off track big time. But as far and the blood and body of Christ, the sacrifice which is done in the Catholic church with Bread and Wine were done in rememberance of Jesus and not for the forgiveness of sin.
There is only one way. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.
You still have to repent of the evil ways. And the New Testament about the time of Jesus here is for the Gentiles which the Jewish faith doesn't believe or go by.
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me
Originally posted by TinFoilHatMan55
Notice that they put on sackcloth, mourned, and fasted. No animal sacrifices, no shedding of blood. Yet Christians teach that God can only forgive sins through the shedding of blood, Christ being the final bloodshed needed but here God forgave Nineveh of their wickedness and didn't destroy them.
If he can simply forgive sins as above why go through coming down as a man and dying? What sense does that make, it contradicts what happened at Nineveh.