Now it is evident that no man is justified before God by the law; for "He who through faith is righteous shall live."
Topic: Belief & Faith
Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law, or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun with the Spirit, are you now ending with the flesh? Did you experience so many things in vain?—if it really is in vain. Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith?
Thus Abraham “believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.” So you see that it is men of faith who are sons of Abraham…
Now it is evident that no man is justified before God by the law; for “He who through faith is righteous shall live.“
Letter to the Galations
Wilson, Andrew, editor. World Scripture II. Universal Peace Federation, 2011, p. 747 [Galations 3.2-7, 11].
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Galations 3.2-7, 11
The law becomes oppressive if interpreted in a perfectionistic manner, as though one could not feel justified unless he kept the law punctiliously to its smallest detail. The grace of God in Jesus Christ is a free unconditional gift; it is especially liberating to those who regard the law as a burden which they cannot carry and feel oppressed by violating it. This of course does not mean that in Christ one can be licentious; he should live in the spirit of good works; cf. Galations 5.19-23, p. 331; James 2.14-26, p. 712.
—World Scripture – a Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts. Paragon House, 1991.
Additional St. Paul Quotes
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.
—World Scripture – a Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts, p. 331 [St. Paul (Galations 5.22-23)].