Justified by Faith
We ourselves are Jews by birth and not m Gentile sinners;
yet we know that n a person is not justified by works of the law o but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, p because by works of the law no one will be justified.
But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found q to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not!
For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor.
For through the law I r died to the law, so that I might s live to God.
I have been t crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives u in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, v who loved me and w gave himself for me.
I do not nullify the grace of God, for x if righteousness were through the law, y then Christ died for no purpose.
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But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not!
Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for "The righteous shall live by faith.
And by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.
What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith.
For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.
Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.
We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners.
By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.
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And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.
Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law.
Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one named after the order of Aaron?
You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.