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Righteousness Does Not Come By Law

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Romans 3:  20  Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law;   rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. That does not mean that the law puts us into a near saved status. The law stirs up sin! It does not bring man close to holy status. It has no such power.  Righteousness Through Faith 21  But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.   22  This righteousness is given through faith in [ h ]  Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,   23  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,   24  and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.   25  God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, [ i ]  through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpu