Amen Bob as we are all of the household of God, therfore race has absulutly no part in the picture.
Yeah. I don't know if you're following my discussion with Tony. Am I missing something? Is there a difference between "the circumcision" (Romans 3:30) and "the twelve tribes of Israel" (James 1:1) ???
No difference between circumcision and non circumcision, Paul even states as much.
Tony follow Knoch teaching on this Bob, although I like some of what Knoch teaches this is one of the areas I differ from his and Tonys beleif.
In CHRIST circumcision or uncircumcision is availing anything:
Gal 5:6 "For in Christ Jesus
neither circumcision is availing anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith, operating through love."
the above verse is saying quite a lot different than what you imply.
Gal 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything, but a new creation."
In Christ there is no Circumcision or Uncircumcision:
Col 3:11 wherein there is no Greek and Jew, Circumcision and Uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave, freeman, but all and in all is Christ."
Yet Paul shows the Circumcision still exists in the real world:
Eph 2:11 Wherefore, remember that once you, the nations in flesh - who are termed 'Uncircumcision' by those termed 'Circumcision,' in flesh, made by hands -"
Col 4:11 and Jesus, termed Justus, who are of the Circumcision
. These are the only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who became a solace to me."
Tit 1:10 For many are insubordinate, vain praters and imposters, especially those of the Circumcision,
Gal 2:7-9 But, on the contrary, preceiving that I have been entrusted with the evangel of the Uncircumcision
, (8) according as Peter of the Circumcision
(for He Who operates in Peter for the apostleship of the Circumcision
operates in me also for the nations), (9) and, knowing the grace which is being given to me, James and Cephas and John, who are supposed to be pillars, give to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we, indeed, are to be for the nations, yet they for the Circumcision
pneuma, you have been weighed in the balance and have been found wanting.