Unity In The Church?

Q. Would you take time, possibly, to address a concern I have about unity of the Spirit – no differentiation between the Jew/Greek/bond/free/male/female – and the nationality issue? I’m speaking specifically about those who are Jewish Christians. Is it a natural response to being saved as a Jew to consider oneself different from Gentile Christians?

A. In Ephesians 2:11-22 Paul spoke of the unity of the church. He said one purpose in sending God’s Son to die for our sins was to make “one new man out of the two.” That means He took some who were formerly Jews and some who were formerly Gentiles and created a new race of mankind called the Church. This is why Paul said in Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek (gentile), slave nor free, male nor female for we are all one in Christ Jesus.”

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