When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to the place of his baptism, he said to them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance.
And don't presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones!
"Our father is Abraham!" they replied. "If you were Abraham's children," Jesus told them, "you would do what Abraham did.
But now you are trying to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do this!
You're doing what your father does." "We weren't born of sexual immorality," they said. "We have one Father-- God."
This is why the promise is by faith, so that it may be according to grace, to guarantee it to all the descendants-- not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of Abraham's faith. He is the father of us all
We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations of our flesh and thoughts, and by nature we were children under wrath, as the others were also.
When the Pharisees saw this, they asked His disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
Now the woman was Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to drive the demon out of her daughter.
He said to her, "Allow the children to be satisfied first, because it isn't right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
But she replied to Him, "Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."
"Then He said to me, 'Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"
What then? Are we any better? Not at all! For we have previously charged that both Jews and Gentiles are all under sin,
So then, remember that at one time you were Gentiles in the flesh-- called "the uncircumcised" by those called "the circumcised," done by hand in the flesh.
At that time you were without the Messiah, excluded from the citizenship of Israel, and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, with no hope and without God in the world.
For we too were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, captives of various passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, detesting one another.