The Jews were pretty proud of their famous forebear, Abraham. It was their descent from him after all that made them the favored, the chosen people of Yahweh. Do they have exclusive rights to the patriarch? Or have the Jews been shoved aside and rejected in favor of the church? And if so, which church […]
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I’ve got nothin’ to boast about — neither have any of us. Alas, this doesn’t always stop me from feeling like I’m at least better than “those people.” Paul didn’t think so, and (sigh) he’s probably right. Here’s my paraphrase of Romans 3:27-31: Well then, what can be our reason to boast? We have NONE! […]
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A few days ago, as I was praying, I asked the Lord if He had a scripture for me to look at, and I sensed Him saying Matthew 22:21, so I started there, but I’ve given you a larger chunk of the story below: Mat 22:15 Then the Pharisees met together to plot how to […]
We cannot save ourselves. Paul says to the Jews who boasted in their relationship to Abraham, that having the law does not save. Keeping the law would, but none of them have, or can. Even if they could, it’s too late, as all of them have already broken it. Without (most of us) being Jews, […]