"It is of faith that it might be according to grace..."
Text: Romans 4:16
SUMMARY OF THE LAW-SYSTEM
Paul had effectively proven that the case of obtaining justification by the keeping of the law was impossible!
1. The Law brought knowledge of transgression.
2. All transgressors would come under the wrath of God.
3. All men are transgressors of the law.
4. Therefore the law could not bring about justification.
THE CASE FOR THE FAITH-SYSTEM
Paul sought to make a strong case for faith in the following text.
“Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace,
so that the promise might be sure to all the seed,
not only to those who are of the law
but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham,
who is the father of us all.”