Posted By RichC on March 27, 2016
Today is the day we recognize the fullfilment of the earthly life of Jesus. Without the risen Lord and Saviour … we sinners are not capable of existing side by side with God. I am so thankful Jesus took my sins and offered me the “gift” of salvation.
But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, 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 — 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.