I have written about this before, but it seems to keep coming up.
Isaiah 28:11 "For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people."
The foreign language the scripture is written in is English. Most of the Christian world can read English, but people have been given the wrong definitions for many words in scripture. Some words have changed meaning. Awesome now means the opposite of its original meaning. Gentile has changed over the years as well. At one time Gentile included Christians. The word written in scripture does not mean non-Jew. The word Jew as we know it today is not even in the Bible.
Most churches teach a spiritualized scripture where most of the true meaning of scripture is lost. This makes the gospel very politically correct. If those who hate Christ tolerate or don’t mind your church then its teachings are likely watered down to the point that they are worthless. Most Christian radio stations and colleges are controlled by the anti-Christ to keep them teaching the watered down gospel. There is no power in a watered down gospel.
The spiritualized scripture has turned the Bible into a parable for most Christians.
Matthew 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
Mark 16:15 "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
Here is an example of Matthew 16:15. “All” in the phrase “all the world” means absolutely all. The word translated world though is not the entire physical planet. It means the “orderly arrangement” or “society” or a “group”. Every in “every creature” is not absolutely every creature. Every is translated from the Greek word pas which means part of all, every or whosoever. Creature is translated from a word that means original formation and has a root word meaning through the idea of the proprietorship of the manufacturer.
The concept is to preach the gospel and then move on. The scripture does not teach that one must take up permanent residence and help the gospel through constant pushing and rewards. The gospel is meant to take root and grow among a group on its own. It has done that for almost two thousand years when taken to the right people. Think about the history of where the gospel has been preached. It literally was not meant for every biped on the planet. Christ told us for whom the gospel was intended.
Matthew 15:24 "But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
The word sheep in Matthew 15:24 and elsewhere is defined by scripture. It is not anyone anywhere. Here is my current list of words that must be understood based on the definitions found in scripture. Adoption, glory, covenants, Law, service of God, promises, elect, called, children, firstborn, chosen, royal priesthood, holy nation, peculiar or special treasure, treasure, grapes, olives, even wild olives and sheep. Afar off and those near. Brother and neighbor. “Not a people”, food, Jew, and Gentile. I’m sure there are more.
If you want to know what the scripture says and means you might have to actually read it and study it on your own. Your preacher is just repeating what he was taught by the school he went to and what the church that pays his salary expects to hear.