Well first off if by Gal 3:28 you are arguing on that basis there should be no distinction, then to be consistent you would have to ask why is there a distinction between male and female. The context in Galatians is that when it comes to justification, there is no distinction for we have all been baptized or ingrafted into ONE Body. But in our day to day life there are distinctions...hopefully.
Originally Posted by z alan bridges
You might if you have not yet read up on the history of the transition of the early church from predominately Jewish converts to a Hellenization of the Church. Much of the transition was seen in a change of worship and a miixing of greek philosophies in with God's Word.
I am not saying that the Messianic movement is angelic or anything but I do believe that they have a sincere desire to dig deep and draw out from their historic roots.
Lastly I believe God makes a distinction. He speaks of the natural branches being grafted back in and compares it to the wild branches (gentiles) which he further argues how much easier it is to graft back in the natural branches than it was the wild olive branches. Sounds like a distinction to me.
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
Lastly, lastly. Abraham was not a Jew? ...and yet he is considered the Father of the Jews! That makes little sense.
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