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Romans 3:29 - The God of all Bookmark

Rom 3:29-30
Is he the God ... - The Jews supposed that he was the God of their nation only, that they only were to be admitted to his favor.  In these verses Paul showed that as all had alike sinned, Jews and Gentiles; and as the plan of salvation by faith was adapted to sinners, without any special reference to Jews; so God could show favors to all, and all might be admitted on the same terms to the benefits of the plan of salvation.
It is one God - The same God, there is but one, and his plan is equally suited to Jews and Gentiles.
The circumcision - Those who are circumcised - the Jews.
The uncircumcision - Gentiles; all who were not Jews.
By faith ...through faith - There is no difference in the meaning of these expressions.  Both denote that faith is the instrumental cause of justification, or acceptance with God.  Dr. Albert Barnes
Rom 3:29
Is he the God of the Jews only? - Do not begin to suppose that because you cannot be justified by the works of the law and God has in his mercy found out a new method of saving you, that therefore this mercy shall apply to the Jews exclusively.  Is not God the maker, preserver, and redeemer, also of the Gentiles?  Yes, of the Gentiles also, as much as of the Jews; for all have equally sinned and there is no reason, if God be disposed to show mercy at all, that he should prefer the one to the other; since they are all equally guilty, sinful, and necessitous.  Dr. Adam Clarke

 

"Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also" (NASB)

"Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:" (KJV)

"After all, is God the God of the Jews only? Isn't He also the God of the Gentiles? Of course He is." (NLT)

"Or is God the God of the Jews only? Is he not the God of the Gentiles too? Yes, of the Gentiles too!" (NET)

Paul again anticipates and refutes the absurd argument.  If justification depended upon the Law of Moses, then God could be the savior of the Jews only.  If then He would save the Jew by one means and the Gentile by another He could not be consistent.  Therefore, God justifies everyone by the same way, Faith!  The faith gives rise to a relationship between the Lord Jesus Christ and the sinner that brings pardon and justification for Jesus sake.  The unbeliever who remains unrelated continues to abide in condemnation.  The law remains useful to convince us of our past and to give us a sense of direction for our future.  The law will not save us but by grace we live in a manner above mere submission but rather fulfillment.

Rom 3:29-30
Is he the God ... - The Jews supposed that he was the God of their nation only, that they only were to be admitted to his favor.  In these verses Paul showed that as all had alike sinned, Jews and Gentiles; and as the plan of salvation by faith was adapted to sinners, without any special reference to Jews; so God could show favors to all, and all might be admitted on the same terms to the benefits of the plan of salvation.
It is one God - The same God, there is but one, and his plan is equally suited to Jews and Gentiles.
The circumcision - Those who are circumcised - the Jews.
The uncircumcision - Gentiles; all who were not Jews.
By faith ...through faith - There is no difference in the meaning of these expressions.  Both denote that faith is the instrumental cause of justification, or acceptance with God.  Dr. Albert Barnes
Rom 3:29
Is he the God of the Jews only? - Do not begin to suppose that because you cannot be justified by the works of the law and God has in his mercy found out a new method of saving you, that therefore this mercy shall apply to the Jews exclusively.  Is not God the maker, preserver, and redeemer, also of the Gentiles?  Yes, of the Gentiles also, as much as of the Jews; for all have equally sinned and there is no reason, if God be disposed to show mercy at all, that he should prefer the one to the other; since they are all equally guilty, sinful, and necessitous.  Dr. Adam Clarke

 

"Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also" (NASB)

"Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:" (KJV)

"After all, is God the God of the Jews only? Isn't He also the God of the Gentiles? Of course He is." (NLT)

"Or is God the God of the Jews only? Is he not the God of the Gentiles too? Yes, of the Gentiles too!" (NET)

Paul again anticipates and refutes the absurd argument.  If justification depended upon the Law of Moses, then God could be the savior of the Jews only.  If then He would save the Jew by one means and the Gentile by another He could not be consistent.  Therefore, God justifies everyone by the same way, Faith!  The faith gives rise to a relationship between the Lord Jesus Christ and the sinner that brings pardon and justification for Jesus sake.  The unbeliever who remains unrelated continues to abide in condemnation.  The law remains useful to convince us of our past and to give us a sense of direction for our future.  The law will not save us but by grace we live in a manner above mere submission but rather fulfillment.



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