Justified by the Faith of Christ

Dec 02, 2016
J.B. Phillips

The “good” man–the man whose god is righteousness, has as his life’s ambition the keeping of rules and commandments and the keeping of himself uncontaminated by the world.
This sounds admirable, but, as the truth of Christ is showed, the whole of such living, the whole drive and ambition, the whole edifice…is self-centered.
That entire process of effort must be abandoned….because the Bible tells us in Galatians 3:11, “But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident, for, The just shall live by faith.”
And we also read in Galatians 2:16, “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”

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