Essay about The Passage, Romans 3 : 21-27

2138 Words Dec 5th, 2016 9 Pages
The passage, Romans 3:21-27, cannot thoroughly be understood by it once, or perhaps even twice, because of the complexity of what Paul says. Additionally, the text cannot rightly be understood on its own or without the context. Therefore, through looking at the historical background involved, the literary techniques and devices used, and the theological implications of the text, a clear interpretation of the text will develop; leading to the conclusion that righteousness in the eye of God is not something that can be attained through the law, rather we are made righteous through faith in Jesus Christ. Romans 3:21-27 says: 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God 's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith.
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