Once again, we meet yet another church under attack from Judaisers; this time at Philippi. As always, the agitators wanted to take the believers under the law, especially, in those early days, with respect to circumcision. But, as I have shown, it was â€˜the lawâ€™ which was the issue. As before, the Judaisers mistakenly argued for the oneness of the Abrahamic and Mosaic covenants, and that if Gentiles want to become children of Abraham they must be circumcised â€“ that is, they must go under the law of Moses. And again, as always, Paul stood up to the Judaisers. He would have none of it, and he was prepared to â€˜fight it outâ€™ every inch of the way. Opening his account in the most abrupt manner, even to the extent of starting with his conclusion, he twice commanded his readers to â€˜bewareâ€™ of the false apostles, to beware of their teaching and their practice. Moreover, he chose a highly insulting way of defining those he had in his sights, calling them â€˜dogsâ€™ and â€˜evil workersâ€™. Notice, further, the apostleâ€™s use of Jewish terminology, and his calling upon one of his favourite devices â€“ word play. 2 None of this was an accident. Right from the start (Phil. 3:2-3), the apostle was deliberately setting the tone for what he wanted to say.