In Galatians 2:15 he said that it was a race. It hard to to disagree with Paul since he wrote under the inspiration of the Spirit.
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Gal 2:15 (KJV) We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
I looked at over 40 different English translations and never found one mention of "race" in that verse. The greek word for "nature" (the only one I could think of in that verse that could be taken as "race") just means the natural order of things. Physis Strongs G5449
~We who are Jews by nature".....
I Paul, and you Peter and Barnabas, and the rest of the Jews at Antioch. Some are Jews by grace
, in a spiritual sense
, as all are that are Christ's, that are true believers in him, that are born again, and have internal principles of grace formed in their souls, of whatsoever nation they be; see (Romans 2:28 Romans 2:29
). Others become Jews by being proselytes to the Jewish religion
: such were the Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven, that were dwelling at Jerusalem, when the Spirit was poured down on the apostles on the day of Pentecost, (Acts 2:5
) , but these here spoken of were such as were Jews by birth
; they were born so
, were descended of Jewish parents, and from their infancy were brought up in the Jewish religion, and under the law of Moses, and in the observance of it
~this only could have been Paul purpose of using this phrase~"We who are Jews by nature"
, and not sinners of the Gentiles.