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Galatians 3:28

In Christ …

Professor J. A. Findlay once suggested that in Jesus’ parable of the Pharisee and the Publican, the Pharisee was probably repeating the familiar Jewish prayer: “God, I thank you that I was not born a Gentile, but a Jew: not a slave, but a free man: not a woman, but a man.” And, Findlay continued, when Paul wrote, “In Christ there is neither male nor female” he was deliberately contradicting each phrase of the prayer which he had been taught to pray in his childhood.

Christian Theology in Plain Language, p. 133

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