E.g. Acts 13:38-39
Acts 13:13 - 52
ESV - 13 Now Paul and his companions set sail from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia. And John left them and returned to Jerusalem. 14 But they went on from Perga and came to Antioch in Pisidia. And on the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.
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Paul (speaking through his words as recounted by Luke in the cited passage) is emphasizing the message found repeatedly in the New Testament (as well as in the Old Testament (Habakkuk 2:4), as cited also by Paul in Romans 1:17 and Galatians 3:11), that salvation and eternal life are not (and cannot be) gained through obedience to the Law that was given to Israel by God through Moses (since the purpose of the Law was to convict humanity of its sinfulness through its inability to keep the Law perfectly, as God required), but through faith, and specifically faith in Christ's sinless life, atoning death, and resurrection to receive the forgiveness of sins from God (as also stated elsewhere by Paul in passages such as Ephesians 2:8-9), and to be reconciled to Him..
Luke in Acts 13:38-39 was writing about a Personal Salvation—unto you (AC 13:32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, AC 13:38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins. Luke in Acts is writing of a Plenteous Salvation—all that believe (Acts 16:31) – Romans 5:20 -- “ Now the law came in so that the transgression may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more,” Luke spoke of a Present Salvation—is preached (1PE 1:25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.)... and a Perfect Salvation—justified from all things AC 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. 38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: 39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. “Justified” means “to be declared innocent and therefore to be absolved from the charge of sins.” (Acts 13:38-39) Luke, the author also of Acts speaks of a Peerless Salvation—could not be justified by the law of Moses NKJV Gal. 2:16 "knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified. NKJV Gal. 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law[of Moses], to do them."
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