Common Faith, Common Salvation

Dramatic attitude shifts

Paul (Jewish) refers to Titus (Gentile) as “my true child in a common faith” (Titus 1:4).

Jude, Jesus’ brother, writing to Gentile Christians makes mention of “our common salvation” (Jude 3).

Years before, neither man would have addressed Gentiles in such brotherly terms.

At one time Jude did not even believe in Jesus (John 7:5). Paul violently persecuted the church.

Not only did both men become strong believers, but they also cleared another major hurdle: learning to accept Gentile disciples as fellow believers.

What can account for these dynamic changes?

In one word: Jesus.

Only He could bring two such alienated groups together, sharing a common faith, a common salvation (John 10:16; Ephesians 2:11-22).

Today Jesus is still bringing people together who at one time were miles apart, but who now share a common faith in Him (Galatians 3:28)..

Beautiful!

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Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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