The God of Jews only?
Is he not the God
Of gentiles also?
Of gentiles also.”
ἢ Ἰουδαίων ὁ Θεὸς μόνον; οὐχὶ καὶ ἐθνῶν; ναὶ καὶ ἐθνῶν,
Paul asked. “Is God the God of Jews only (ἢ Ἰουδαίων ὁ Θεὸς μόνον)? Is he not the God of gentiles also (οὐχὶ καὶ ἐθνῶν)? Yes (ναὶ), he is the God of gentiles (καὶ ἐθνῶν) also.” Once again, Paul posed a simple question and then answered it himself. Were there two gods, one for the Jews and one for the gentiles? No, there was one God of both the Jews and the gentiles. The monotheism of Israel was maintained, while extending the participation of this God of Israel to everyone. No one was excluded. Do you exclude people from your faith community?