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Romans 3:30 - One God - One Faith - One Salvation Bookmark

"since indeed God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith is one." (NASB)

"Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith." (KJV)

"There is only one God, and He makes people right with Himself only by faith, whether they are Jews or Gentiles." (NLT)

"Since God is one, he will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith." (NET)

Rom 3:30
Seeing it is one God - επιπερ εις ο θεος. This has been rendered, Seeing God is one.  It however makes little difference in the sense: the apostle’s meaning most evidently is, it is one and the same God who made both Jews and Gentiles, who shall justify - pardon, the circumcision - the believing Jews, by faith; and the uncircumcision - the believing Gentiles, by the same faith; as there is but one Savior and one atonement provided for the whole.  It is fanciful to suppose that the apostle has one meaning when he says, εκ πιστεως, By faith, and a different meaning when he says, δια της πιστεως, Through faith.  Both the prepositions are to be understood in precisely the same sense; only the addition of the article της, in the last case, extends and more pointedly ascertains the meaning.  It is one and the same God who shall justify the believing Jews by faith; and the believing Gentiles δια της πιστεως, by That Same faith. Dr. Adam Clarke

Rom 3:30 Seeing it is one God,.... God is one in nature and essence, though there are three persons in the Godhead, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; whence it appears, that he that is the God of the Jews, is also the God of the Gentiles, or there would be more gods than one; and that these are justified in one and the same manner, or God must be divided; for God, as he is one in nature, so he is one in will, in his promises, and in the methods of his grace: which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.  The objects of justification are "the circumcision", the circumcised Jews, and "the uncircumcision", the uncircumcised Gentiles; the circumcision of the one does not forward, and the uncircumcision of the other does not hinder, nor neither of them effect the grace of justification: the justifier of them is one and the same, who is God; and the matter of their justification is the same, which is the righteousness of Christ; and the manner of it, or the means of their comfortable apprehension of it, is the same; for those phrases, "by faith", and "through faith", mean one and the same thing; see Philippians 3:9. Dr. John Gill

So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.  (Romans 3:28 NLT)

Circumcision was a sign that Abraham already had faith and that God had already accepted him and declared him to be righteous—even before he was circumcised.  So Abraham is the spiritual father of those who have faith but have not been circumcised.  They are counted as righteous because of their faith. And Abraham is also the spiritual father of those who have been circumcised, but only if they have the same kind of faith Abraham had before he was circumcised.  (Romans 4:11-12 NLT)

Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect.  They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on Him.  For "Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved."  (Romans 10:12-13 NLT)

When I saw that they were not following the truth of the gospel message, I said to Peter in front of all the others, "Since you, a Jew by birth, have discarded the Jewish laws and are living like a Gentile, why are you now trying to make these Gentiles follow the Jewish traditions?  "You and I are Jews by birth, not 'sinners' like the Gentiles.  Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law.  And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law.  For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law."  (Galatians 2:14-16 NLT)

What's more, the Scriptures looked forward to this time when God would declare the Gentiles to be righteous because of their faith.  God proclaimed this good news to Abraham long ago when He said, "All nations will be blessed through you."  (Galatians 3:8 NLT)

Now a mediator is helpful if more than one party must reach an agreement.  But God, who is one, did not use a mediator when He gave His promise to Abraham.  (Galatians 3:20 NLT)

There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female.  For you are all one in Christ Jesus.  (Galatians 3:28 NLT)

For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised.  What is important is faith expressing itself in love.  (Galatians 5:6 NLT)

It doesn't matter whether we have been circumcised or not.  What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation.  (Galatians 6:15 NLT)

For we who worship by the Spirit of God are the ones who are truly circumcised.  We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us.  We put no confidence in human effort,  (Philippians 3:3 NLT)

So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.  When you came to Christ, you were "circumcised," but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of your sinful nature.  (Colossians 2:10-11 NLT)

I was much surprised by a recently published poll to find that only 35% of Evangelical Christians believe that Christ is the only way!  It is pretty hard to miss the doctrinal implication herein described. The New Living Translation pretty well reiterates the reformation mantra: Salvation by Grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

"since indeed God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith is one." (NASB)

"Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith." (KJV)

"There is only one God, and He makes people right with Himself only by faith, whether they are Jews or Gentiles." (NLT)

"Since God is one, he will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith." (NET)

Rom 3:30
Seeing it is one God - επιπερ εις ο θεος. This has been rendered, Seeing God is one.  It however makes little difference in the sense: the apostle’s meaning most evidently is, it is one and the same God who made both Jews and Gentiles, who shall justify - pardon, the circumcision - the believing Jews, by faith; and the uncircumcision - the believing Gentiles, by the same faith; as there is but one Savior and one atonement provided for the whole.  It is fanciful to suppose that the apostle has one meaning when he says, εκ πιστεως, By faith, and a different meaning when he says, δια της πιστεως, Through faith.  Both the prepositions are to be understood in precisely the same sense; only the addition of the article της, in the last case, extends and more pointedly ascertains the meaning.  It is one and the same God who shall justify the believing Jews by faith; and the believing Gentiles δια της πιστεως, by That Same faith. Dr. Adam Clarke

Rom 3:30 Seeing it is one God,.... God is one in nature and essence, though there are three persons in the Godhead, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; whence it appears, that he that is the God of the Jews, is also the God of the Gentiles, or there would be more gods than one; and that these are justified in one and the same manner, or God must be divided; for God, as he is one in nature, so he is one in will, in his promises, and in the methods of his grace: which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.  The objects of justification are "the circumcision", the circumcised Jews, and "the uncircumcision", the uncircumcised Gentiles; the circumcision of the one does not forward, and the uncircumcision of the other does not hinder, nor neither of them effect the grace of justification: the justifier of them is one and the same, who is God; and the matter of their justification is the same, which is the righteousness of Christ; and the manner of it, or the means of their comfortable apprehension of it, is the same; for those phrases, "by faith", and "through faith", mean one and the same thing; see Philippians 3:9. Dr. John Gill

So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.  (Romans 3:28 NLT)

Circumcision was a sign that Abraham already had faith and that God had already accepted him and declared him to be righteous—even before he was circumcised.  So Abraham is the spiritual father of those who have faith but have not been circumcised.  They are counted as righteous because of their faith. And Abraham is also the spiritual father of those who have been circumcised, but only if they have the same kind of faith Abraham had before he was circumcised.  (Romans 4:11-12 NLT)

Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect.  They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on Him.  For "Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved."  (Romans 10:12-13 NLT)

When I saw that they were not following the truth of the gospel message, I said to Peter in front of all the others, "Since you, a Jew by birth, have discarded the Jewish laws and are living like a Gentile, why are you now trying to make these Gentiles follow the Jewish traditions?  "You and I are Jews by birth, not 'sinners' like the Gentiles.  Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law.  And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law.  For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law."  (Galatians 2:14-16 NLT)

What's more, the Scriptures looked forward to this time when God would declare the Gentiles to be righteous because of their faith.  God proclaimed this good news to Abraham long ago when He said, "All nations will be blessed through you."  (Galatians 3:8 NLT)

Now a mediator is helpful if more than one party must reach an agreement.  But God, who is one, did not use a mediator when He gave His promise to Abraham.  (Galatians 3:20 NLT)

There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female.  For you are all one in Christ Jesus.  (Galatians 3:28 NLT)

For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised.  What is important is faith expressing itself in love.  (Galatians 5:6 NLT)

It doesn't matter whether we have been circumcised or not.  What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation.  (Galatians 6:15 NLT)

For we who worship by the Spirit of God are the ones who are truly circumcised.  We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us.  We put no confidence in human effort,  (Philippians 3:3 NLT)

So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.  When you came to Christ, you were "circumcised," but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of your sinful nature.  (Colossians 2:10-11 NLT)

I was much surprised by a recently published poll to find that only 35% of Evangelical Christians believe that Christ is the only way!  It is pretty hard to miss the doctrinal implication herein described. The New Living Translation pretty well reiterates the reformation mantra: Salvation by Grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.



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