But the Scripture describes all mankind as the prisoners of sin, so that the promised blessing might on the ground of faith in Jesus Christ be given to those who have faith.
He who believes it and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe it will be condemned.
so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life."
Whoever believes in the Son possesses eternal life, but whoever disobeys the Son will not experience life, but will remain under the anger of God.
I tell you, whoever listens to my message and believes him who has sent me, possesses eternal life, and will not come to judgment, but has already passed out of death into life.
For it is the purpose of my Father that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and that I shall raise him to life on the Last Day."
Jesus said to her, "I myself am Resurrection and Life. He who believes in me will live on, even if he dies,
I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me may have to remain in darkness.
But these have been recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and through believing you may have life as his followers.
What does this mean? Are we Jews at a disadvantage? Not at all. We have already charged Jews and Greeks all alike with being under the control of sin.
For all men sin and come short of the glory of God,
and he was afterward given the mark of circumcision as the stamp of God's acknowledgment of the uprightness based on faith that was his before he was circumcised, so that he should be the forefather of all who, without being circumcised, have faith and so are credited with uprightness,
It is just like the way in which through one man sin came into the world, and death followed sin, and so death spread to all men, because all men sinned.
Then law slipped in, and multiplied the offense. But greatly as sin multiplied, God's mercy has far surpassed it,
For if with your lips you acknowledge the message that Jesus is Lord, and with your mind you believe that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
The Scripture foresaw that God would accept the heathen as upright in consequence of their faith, and preached the good news in advance to Abraham in the words, "All the heathen will be blessed through you."
in order that the blessing given to Abraham might through Jesus Christ reach the heathen, so that through faith we might receive the promised Spirit.
My point is this: An agreement already ratified by God cannot be annulled and its promise canceled by the Law, which arose four hundred and thirty years later.
But before this faith came, we were kept shut up under the Law, in order to obtain the faith that was to be revealed.
And if you belong to Christ, then you are true descendants of Abraham and his heirs under the promise.
Paul, by God's will an apostle of Christ Jesus in fulfilment of the promise of that life which is found in union with Christ Jesus,
For when God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to make oath by, he did so by himself,
And this is why he is the negotiator of a new agreement, in order that as someone has died to deliver them from the offenses committed under the old agreement, those who have been offered it may receive the unending inheritance they have been promised.
Thus he has given us his precious and splendid promises so that through them you may escape the corrupting influences that exist in the world through passion, and come to share in the divine nature.
In fulfilment of his promise we expect new heavens and a new earth, where uprightness will prevail.
His command is this??hat we are to believe in his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he has commanded us to do.
And that testimony is that God has given us eternal life, and that this life is found in his Son.