"The righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ"
Text: Romans 3:22
THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD
The doctrine of the righteousness of God must be carefully understood. For this reason, let us trace Paul’s mention of this theme.
1. The Just shall live by faith (Romans 1:17)
Paul borrowed this phrase from the writings of the prophet Habakkuk (Habakkuk 2:4). What did he mean by this phrase?
a) This concept is to be found in the Gospel of Christ (Romans 1:16a).
b) In this concept is further explained “the power of God to salvation” (Romans 1:16b).
c) Whether Jew or Greek (Gentile), all must believe in the Gospel of Christ.
i) Wherein one obtains salvation.
ii) Wherein one finds justification.
iii) Subsequently, he lives by this faith in God.
2. Attested to by the Law and the Prophets
Paul cited the prophet Habakkuk for good reason:-