Thursday, March 19 2009
In Romans chapter 3, Paul is speaking of the law and how it applies to the Jews and Gentiles. It was apparent that the Jews had the "advantage" when it came to salvation because of the "leap" from Judaism to Christianity was not quite as great as the transition from heathen to Christianity. The Jews had the "upper hand" because they were the keepers of God's Word, but Paul wrote...
22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
It is our faith that maintains us and not the circumcision of the foreskin (or the law) because Jesus said...
Matthew 5:17 Do not think that I have come to do away with or undo the Law or the Prophets; I have come not to do away with or undo but to complete and fulfill them. (AMP)
Paul summarized this chapter in one verse. I find that he did this very interesting because it is not something that I noticed within the scriptural writings. He wrote...
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.