Chapter # 2 Paragraph # 2 Study # 10
April 5, 2005
Lincolnton, N.C.

<114> Thesis: The fundamental issue of relationship with God has to do with Truth. Introduction: Since Paul shifted the focus of his words in Romans 2 from the guilt of the self-styled "Jew" to the central issue of "circumcision", we have spent a couple of weeks looking into the issues that surrounded both the initiation of circumcision by God and the issues that enable us to understand how the "Jews" had twisted the divine intent so that circumcision became a foundation for boasting. It is our intent, this evening, to finish our study of Romans 2 by looking into Paul's final argument as it is given in 2:28-29. When we look at those two verses, we immediately see that he is, in a sense, "defining" what God considers "Jewishness" and "circumcision". We shall see, in this study, that the point toward which Paul is driving is this: we are dealing with a God of Truth, not a god of deception.