Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law.
"I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly."
"But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? May it never be!
"Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.
May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, "THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS, AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED."
May it never be! For otherwise, how will God judge the world?
because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.
Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law.
What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, "YOU SHALL NOT COVET."
but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.
For not knowing about God's righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.
"For through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God.
as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.
By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.