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May 23, 2014 

A disclaimer to my friend, letter writer Jim Walters: This is a religious discussion.

I feel the need to discuss some misconceptions discussed by a previous letter writer that seemed to exonerate Gentiles' culpability in regard to Christ's sacrifice. He points to Cain's family as being those of the early gentiles.

First, it's important to realize that the Bible does not list each and every individual who lived on this Earth. The Bible had a specific purpose for following a general family tree. Who knows how many other children Adam and Eve had that were unmentioned.

If this group with Cain were the Gentiles, then how were Gentiles repopulated after the flood? Simply put, there were no distinctions between Jewish and Gentile until a separation was made with Abraham, when he was told by God that he would be a father to many nations. From that time on, God worked on separating a group of people. All others fell into the category of Gentile.

The letter writer's comments about Paul made no sense. Paul was a Jew, and felt the call to preach to Gentiles. God directed Peter to go to Cornelius, who was the first Gentile converted to Christianity.

The letter writer is correct in his conclusion. The answers are in the Bible. All you have to do is read it.

James J. Price


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