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Matthew was written entirely to Jews. Mark was written entirely to Romans in Rome. Luke was written entirely to Greeks and Hellenistic Jews. Matthew tells us the story of the birth, life, ministry, arrest, trial, crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. His ministry in Matthew is entirely to Jews concerning His identity as their promised Messiah. Mark and Luke explain that to non-Jews. John stands alone as the bridge between the three mentioned and the Acts of the Apostles, including the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith, first revealed by the Apostle Paul. See Acts 9. Carefully note Acts 10 and Acts 13 for transition from the Covenant for Jews and the NEW Covenant for non-Jews and those Jews who would convert to Christianity. The right division of the Word for the Jews and the Word for Christians opens up one's understanding of the entire Bible. Covenant theology, or the belief that there is no division, or that the church totally replaced Israel, leads to confusion. Right division leads to celebrations of God's Amazing Grace.
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