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26/10/2007 / Test All Things

Who Are The Real Jews?

Question: Will you explain Romans 2:28-29? Who are the real Jews?

Answer: We read in Romans 2:
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

In the Old Testament, God commanded that all the male blood descendants of Abraham were to be circumcised (Genesis 17:4), and that law is still followed today by the Jews. Everyone who is a blood descendant of Abraham is a physical Jew. The Jew that God talks about in this passage is the person who has come to trust in the Lord Jesus.

God says in Galatians 3:29:
And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

If someone is Christ’s, it means that he has become saved.

We can be a Gentile and belong to the Lord Jesus, and then spiritually, we are of the seed of Abraham, that is, of the lineage of Abraham. We are the true Jews, which God speaks of in Romans 2:28-29. We are a Jew inwardly. “Circumcision is that of the heart” means that our sins have been cut off. It has nothing to do with physical circumcision.

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  1. gccald / Oct 28 2007 4:18 pm

    Spot on brother.
    The Lord spoke of Nathaniel – an Israelite indeed in whom there is no guile. Those who are forgiven are the true Israelites, members of that holy nation and royal priesthood, offering acceptable sacrifices to God. All this is irrespective of our natural blood lines – that holy nation of true Israelites is made up of those physically descended from Abraham or not and are inheritors to all the promises of God through Christ, the true seed of Abraham.

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