Salvation. The first-century Jewish concept of salvation was essentially linked to (although not limited to) ethnicity—whether an individual was an Israelite or a Gentile. Paul abandoned this notion, arguing that the Israelites were chosen because of the promise God made to Abraham. According to Paul, Abraham was justified through faith, not ethnicity. Paul asserted that Abraham was justified before God without the Law, and he identified Abraham as a precedent for being a Gentile within Israel’s covenant. Furthermore, Paul asserted that Abraham’s covenant promised to be a blessing for all foreigners (see Gal 3:1; Rom 4:1–5:21).
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