In Romans 3, Paul tells them that Jews are no better and no worse than the Gentiles. All, he says, have sinned. He says that the Gentiles are now true Jews by way of the Spirit, Paul then addresses the question that would naturally come from the Jews. 286 more words
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Book Review of Paul Within Judaism, The Question of Identity: Gentiles as Gentiles--but also Not--in Pauline Communities
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I have long puzzled over how to understand the gentiles in Paul, both from his perspective and their own perspective. I operate under the assumption that he is writing primarily to them and his goal is to articulate and manage just how they are connected to Israel through Christ.
Lately, I had been asking myself and those around me, if we are hoping to go to the same heaven that apostles Peter, James, Paul, and prophets Jeremiah, Ezekiel, John the Baptist, etc. 1,981 more words