Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But when he saw many of the
Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is
our father.” Jesus *said to them, “ If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham.
For this reason it is
by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,
Among them we too all
formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.
When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “
Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?”
Now the woman was a
Gentile, of the Syrophoenician race. And she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
And He said to me,
‘Go! For I will send you far away ” to the Gentiles.’
Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;
Therefore remember that
formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “ Uncircumcision” by the so-called “ Circumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands—
For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith is one.
For if I rebuild what I have once destroyed, I
prove myself to be a transgressor.
whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.