101 Bible Secrets
Bible Secret Number 88 

Who Was the First Gentile Saved?

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Who was the first Gentile that received the Christian message after the resurrection of Christ?

He was a person like the prophet Daniel. It was the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:27). Though the Ethiopians were far from Israel in race, and a eunuch could have no entrance into the Temple even if the eunuch were an Israelite, God sent Philip to this particular man to give him the first teaching of the Gospel to anyone who was clearly a Gentile. When one realizes that being first in biblical usage shows the importance of such a person (or people) in Gospel matters. The spiritual lesson in this incident is the fact that God can give prime recognition to those whom the world (and even the people of Israel with the laws of Moses) would have disdained because a person is a Gentile and a eunuch to boot.

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