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Short Answer: Yes. In verse 12 'ἦτε' is in the imperfect tense, which is "past time" (similar to our "past tense" in English). Paul is describing the state of Gentiles prior to the unification of the two groups in Christ. Thus, it is inaccurate to render this by saying Gentiles have no citizenship and are strangers (present tense), rather it should be ...
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