SCRIPTURES TO READ: Romans 2:25-29
25 For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice the Law; but if you are a transgressor of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26 So if the uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision? 27 And he who is physically uncircumcised, if he keeps the Law, will he not judge you who though having the letter of the Law and circumcision are a transgressor of the Law? 28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. 29 But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.
QUESTIONS TO ANSWER:
1. What specific example of the law does Paul deal with in these verses?
2. How is it possible that a man’s circumcision (Jew) can become uncircumcision? (V25)
3. How is it possible that a man’s uncircumcision (Gentile) can become circumcision? (V26)
4. What is Paul’s message to the Jewish person? (Vv28-29)