“And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” (Matt. 15:27)
Jesus walked right past this woman, this Canaanite, this Gentile, as if she didn’t even exist. “But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matt. 15:24)
Christians have a skewed view of who Jesus Christ was sent to, they think He came specifically for the Gentiles, but nothing could be further from the truth, He came to the house of Israel, He came for them, to be killed at their hands to fulfill all that was written about Him in the Old Testament, He was not sent to nor did He come for the Gentiles.
We who have been saved by grace through faith in His name are in a way a by-product of that grace, we are not Israelites, we are not the chosen people, there was no promise given to the Gentiles, save for one, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
We take our instructions from the Word of God as to how we are to behave ourselves in this life if we bear the name Christian, we study what the Lord meant when He said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15) We are the righteousness of God in Christ, but we are not of Abraham by the seed, but by faith.
I have met untold numbers of those who profess to be saved who believe we are still to follow the law when the law was never given to them in the first place, who believe the ten commandments are the pivotal point of what they are to adhere to when those laws were not written for them, but for the Israelites. Even when “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” (Romans 6:14) is offered to them they will reject this truth, believing that following certain Mosaic laws that they have picked out are the verification of their supposed salvation.
They will hear the truth of Ephesians 2:8-9, but then believe they must perform a work, to be baptized to complete the work on the cross that only our Lord could do, even when Hebrews 1:3 is shown to them, “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;” Works toward grace has been so ingrained into them that they believe they must adhere to laws that were not even written for or to them.
The cult of Romanism has played a large part in this lie of confusion, instilling their false ideologies upon the masses throughout the centuries, feigning they serve the Lord, commanding the people who are deceived by them to adhere to their laws and traditions, a works-based evil system meant to nullify grace.
Jesus Christ our Lord was not sent to the Gentiles, He sent Paul to do that work, and I mean no offense, but at times he must have hated it, for he was not brought up I am sure to despise or hate all who were not of the seed of Abraham, but he was told that they, the children of Israel were the chosen people, not the Gentiles. Love, the love of Jesus Christ in his heart changed not only his heart, but his mind, he was shown the truth. “Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:” (Romans 3:29)
If you are a Gentile saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ you are not an adopted Jew, you will not be transformed into an Israelite, you were grafted into the vine from one that was not of the root of that vine. No promises were given to us. If no works of an Israelite who followed to the letter every last bit of the law could save him, what makes you believe that a Gentile who adheres to the ten commandments, or any other part of that law will be accepted by the Most High?
Grace towards the Gentiles is a subject you really should study.