There remained one important question to be considered, namely, how this
salvation, common to Jew and Gentile, both alienated from God-this doctrine
that there was no difference-was to be reconciled with the special promises
made to the Jews. The proof of their guilt and ruin under the law did not
touch the promises of a faithful God. Was the apostle going to do away with
these to place the Gentiles on the same footing? They did not fail also to
accuse the apostle of having despised his nation and its privileges.