Let’s remember Paul’s purpose for writing Romans was to re-unite divided Gentile-Christians with Jewish-Christians who had been kicked out of Rome due to the Edict of Claudius. 

Through the book Paul asks 15 questions concerning the Division of Races. 

Notice that the self-identification of Jewish and Gentile Christians vis-à-vis one another and in relation to the non-Christian Jewish community plays an important role in this list of questions.  As you keep the historical setting in mind, you’ll become a much better reader of Paul’s letter to the Romans.

3:1  Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision?
3:9 What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin; 
3:29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also?
3:31 Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law. 
4:1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found? 
4:9 Is this blessing then on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also?
7:1 Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives?
9:30 What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith…
10:18 But I say, surely they have never heard, have they?
10:19 But I say, surely Israel did not know, did they?
11:1 I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He?
11:2 Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? 
11:11 I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous. 
11:24 For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree? 
14:10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt?

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