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The author writes “I cannot help but reflect that Jesus rejected no one except the religious bigots and those who thought themselves righteous.” It seems from the excerpt below that Jesus did not reject the religious bigots, he was one. He apparently came to give salvation only to the Jews and anyone else would be left to suffer, as indicated below. Only after the woman denigrated herself to the point of a common animal looking for scraps, did he answer her pleading for help (and for her demon-possessed child at that).
The bible says, in Mark 15: 21-28, Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.” Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.” “Yes, Lord,” she said, “but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:26:40 UTC | #932003