Pardoned-the price is paid.

When was the last time that someone volunteered to take your place for a crime that you committed? Better yet a crime that came with the death penalty! Jesus did that for all of us #grace #love #URNTTONLYONE

There is no love like God’s love for us!

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All have sinned…

Therefore, I am thankful for the cross and the grace that comes from knowing Jesus.

Paul experienced frustration and continual attacks from those who kept the law. Their purpose was to return to the rituals that the old covenant demanded, in Romans 3 Paul explained God’s. graciousness and faithfulness. He does not deny the role of the Jewish nation prior to the coming of Christ. But he clarifies that regardless of their faithful adherence to the keeping of the law, or even missteps regarding the strict adherence to the keeping Of the law God remained faithful to them. But, should the people of “The Way” begin to boast about their superior faith? Paul erased that contention in the following verses

What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? [Are born again Christians members of a superior faith or even race of people? Paul responds with….]Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin. 10 As it is written:“There is no one righteous, not even one;11 there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God.12 All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.” 13“Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit.” “The poison of vipers is on their lips.”14  “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”“Their feet are swift to shed blood;16 ruin and misery mark their ways, 17 and the way of peace they do not know.”18  “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 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.

You see it is by grace and grace alone that we are saved from eternal damnation! No human being can declare themselves righteous or holy! Well, how do we become righteous?

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 unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

27 Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith. 28 For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. 29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, 30 since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. 31 Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.

We are called His righteousness through “faith and belief that the blood of Jesus has cleansed, and continues to cleanse us each time we think sinful thoughts and are granted forgiveness!”

So, yes every single person on this ball of clay has sinned. No one is superior, in their righteousness, to anyone else! Intellect does not come into play when it comes to righteousness. What a relief to know that we have redemption by and through the sacrificial substitutionary death of Jesus Christ? We were under the penalty of death for breaking God’s law. But praise be to God we have grace through faith and have redemption-eternal redemption- through the blood of the Lamb!

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