Rosscup: This is a much-respected 746-pp. Paul declared that it does not have such a tendency and named as slanderers any persons who might allege that it does. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Romans 3:3 The Faith of God Without Effect? There are no less than seven centers of initiative in the crucifixion of Christ, but the first of these is God himself, the fountain source of all authority and power. We have made a sincere effort to select only the most conservative, "bibliocentric" commentaries. This is the latest release in Enduring Word Media's commentary series by David Guzik. Indeed, for Paul wrote of the "work of faith" as follows: "Works of law" in the RSV would have the effect of including other laws than that of Moses in Paul's statement here; but, in any case, the law of Moses is the one primarily in view, the inclusion of any such similar laws being immaterial, since the law of faith was excluded in the previous verse. Dead links, typos, or HTML errors should be sent [email protected] about making this resource more useful should be sent [email protected] Dr. Steven J. Lawson is President and founder of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to equip biblical expositors to bring about a new reformation in the church. It was my sins, every man's sins, that nailed him up. The saved therefore cannot glory, for his own works are dead, through the operation of the law of faith, and he lives "in Christ." Turning away from the Father always brings the defector into a destructive and miserable way of life, a way of turbulence, wretchedness, violence, and conflict. There is now no more wrath for those who have put their trust in Jesus Christ. WILLIAM NEWELL This righteousness cannot be achieved by our keeping the Ten Commandments. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. Suddenly, you put your faith in Jesus Christ. Every person in the history of the world, whether past, present, or until the end of the age, has sinned and falls short of the glory of God. Martin Luther, who was used by God to recover this doctrine 500 years ago in the Reformation, has said that this doctrine of justification is “appointed for the rise or the fall of the church.” By this assertion, Luther meant that every true church teaches and preaches this doctrine. As we come to Romans 3:21, there is a dramatic shift as he proceeds from condemnation to justification. The Nicolaitans taught that faith voided the moral law; and Jezebel taught that it was all right for believers to commit fornication (. Christ's perfect faith (as a man), and his perfect obedience, produced the sum total of human righteousness ever achieved on earth; and since Christ is the God-man, it is nothing less than God's righteousness which is in Christ. "A generation of vipers" indeed were they (Matthew 3:7). And when is the believer sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, indicating that he is truly "in Christ"? In verse 25, the apostle writes, "It is in His blood through faith." Romans 5:1-2 The Harvest of the Justified, Romans 12:21 The Polemics of Christianity, Click here, scroll down, click specific book, Getting the Gospel Right, Part 1 - Romans 1:1-2, Getting the Gospel Right, Part 2 - Romans 1:3-7, The Moralist Condemned, Part 1 - Romans 2:6-11, The Moralist Condemned, Part 2 - Romans 2:6-11, Those Who Have Never Heard- Romans 2:12-16, True and False Circumcision - Romans 2:25-29, The Implication of Justification - Romans 3:27-31, The Nature of Saving Faith - Romans 4:18-22, Justification Benefits, Part I - Romans 5:1, Justification Benefits, Part II - Romans 5:2, Justification Benefits, Part III - Romans 5:2-5, A Matter of Life and Death - Romans 6:1-2, Holy Living in a Hellish World - Romans 6:12-14, Here is a better listing of all the Mp3 sermons on Romans on one page, Romans 1 - The Plight of Man and the Power of God, Romans Introduction - author, date, setting, themes, interpretative challenges, Romans - Questions and Answers on Romans 1-2, Romans 1:1-4 The Good News of Resurrection, Romans 1:2-4 The Promise and Person of the Good News, Romans 1:4b-7 Provision, Proclamation, Privilege & Purpose of Good News, Romans 1:8-10a Marks of True Spiritual Service 1, Romans 1:10-12 Marks of True Spiritual Service 2, Romans 1:13-18 Marks of True Spiritual Service 3, Romans 1:18-32 The Reality of God's Wrath, Romans 1:18-32 When God Abandons a Nation. It is a prepaid gift, paid in full by Another. . The fourth Old Testament witness of Christ and the New Testament was that of the religious services themselves, things like the thank offering, the sin offering, the Passover, the Day of Atonement, etc. It is not in any teacher. Any righteousness that could commend itself to the Father and become the ground of anything truly worthwhile would, by definition, have to be a true and genuine righteousness. 2:25-29 The Spirit Circumcising the Heart. made righteous - Romans 5:18-19, So that the trespass might increase. Slander needs no basis, and more frequently than not, has no basis other than the wickedness of the slanderers. My husband and I are currently using it to lead a Small Group Bible Study and we are extremely pleased with the incite the book provides. The title of this book is Romans Commentary and it was written by David Guzik. Romans 5:1 An Assured Salvation Devotional, Romans 5:1–2 The Peace that Brings Access Devotional, Romans 5:1–5 Living in Christ’s Death Devotional, Romans 5:1–11 Fruits of Justification Devotional, Romans 5:1-11 The Wellspring of Love Devotional, Romans 5:3-5 A New View of Suffering Devotional, Romans 5:3–5 Our Christian Hope Devotional, Romans 5:6–8 God’s Display of His Love Devotional, Romans 5:9-11 A Work Yet to Be Done Devotional, Romans 5:10–11 Saved By the Life of God’s Son Devotional, Romans 5:12 Our Union with Adam Devotional, Romans 5:12 Sin Enters the World Devotional, Romans 5:12–14 Adamic Covenant Devotional, Romans 5:12–21 Adam’s Fall And God’s Response Devotional, Romans 5:13-14 Counting Sin in Adam Devotional, Romans 5:13-14 Our First Federal Head Devotional, Romans 5:15–17 The Justice of God’s Choice Devotional, Romans 5:15-17 A Superior Union Devotional, Romans 5:18–19 Constituting Us Righteous Devotional, Romans 5:18-19 Perfect Obedience Devotional, Romans 5:18-21 The Obedience Of One Devotional, Romans 5:20 More Sin, More Grace Devotional, Romans 5:20–21 The Reign of Grace Devotional, Romans 5:21 The Motive of Grace Devotional. It is not within any person to be able to meet the standard that God has set for us. (that Christ has come) - Romans 3:21, Comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe - Romans 3:22, To demonstrate his justice . It is true, of course, that the fact of justification being impossible to attain through the law of Moses, which is the highest law ever given, would surely allow the deduction that justification would likewise be impossible of attainment through any lesser law. God makes the propitiation, but, at the same time, is the one propitiated; moreover, God does not need to be reconciled to man, but man need to be reconciled to God. . Paul never wrote anywhere at any time that people are saved "by faith alone," or by "faith only"; and the ease with which commentators use those expressions is absolutely astounding, it seemingly never having occurred to any of them that the word of God says no such thing, the single reference in all holy writ to this monstrous anti-Scriptural contradiction of the truth, being this from James: It cannot void the law of Moses. He deals with the epistle verse-by-verse with good theological perspective and use of the Greek. On the other hand, the faith of Jesus Christ, as revealed in the scriptures, is indeed a legitimate ground of justification, because Christ's faith was perfect. Justification is Given as a Gift (3:24b). Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2013. You have to know this or you cannot be saved. It is not in the elders or the deacons. Lying is a limb of that old man which we every one of us come into the world clothed with. Paul concludes this section with the same emphasis that he has been making, "All this is by faith in Jesus" (verse 26). The righteousness that is imputed to us does not come from us, but from outside of ourselves.