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Many Christians believe that Jesus’ message was for all people. When approached by a Canaanite woman who asked Jesus to heal her daughter, he at first refused, stating;

(Matthew 15:24):

“I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the
house of Israel…”

Also Matthew 1:21:

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt
call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people
from their sins.”

Jesus also instructed the 12 disciples to go preach
repentance to the lost sheep of the house of Israel
and not to the Gentiles or the Samaritans;

(Matthew 10:5-6):

These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the
Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
It is clear that Jesus and the 12 disciples were sent for the people of Israel and not to the world. So,

John 3:16;

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever
believes in him should not perish but have eternal life,” should not make reference to
“whoever” but to the children of Israel. Another noteworthy saying of Jesus is Matthew

“Think not that I come to destroy the law
(Torah) or the prophets: (Adam, Abraham,
Moses, Noah, David, etc.), I come not to
destroy, but to fulfill. For verily, I say unto you,
till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title
shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be

In Matthew 8:4, Jesus instructed the cured leper to “go to the Priest” and offer that which was prescribed by Moses. Some Christian sects go against this verse and claim that the Old Testament is obsolete and has been replaced by the New Testament. As you may understand, Jesus did not do away with the Old Testament and its teachings. So why should some Christians?

Here is a citation from the Bible Dictionary
concerning the Ten Commandments applicability
to present day Christianity:

The ten laws given by God as guidelines for daily living. They are part
of a covenant between God and His people <Ex. 34:28; Deut. 4: 13;

These laws are often called the Decalogue, from the Greek word
which means “ten words.”

Although God gave the Ten Commandments to His people through Moses at Mount Sinai more than 3,000 years ago, they are still relevant today. They have an abiding significance, for God’s character is unchangeable. These laws originate from God and from His eternal
character; therefore, their moral value cannot change