Jesus was sent to the Jews . . . not the gentiles . . .
Originally Posted by Alyssa S
And to your question about those who were "sinners" that he ministered to . . . they were still Jews . . .
Now Jesus had mercy on the gentile woman, but that was not why He was sent. Jesus came to teach the lost sheep of the house of Israel and fulfill the prophecies concerning Him. The gentiles would come later.
But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
In addition, it wasn't like Jews and gentiles just hung out and mingled together. The Jews didn't want to have anything to do with the gentiles. They considered them to be unclean.
"What you do does not define who you are; it's who you are that defines what you do."
-- Dr. Neil T. Anderson