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."
If anyone believes in me, streams of living water, as the Scripture says, shall flow forth from his heart."
Do not the Scriptures say that the Christ is to spring from the descendants of David and to come from the village of Bethlehem where David lived?"
Moreover, it says in another place, "They shall look at the man whom they pierced."
For David says of him, 'I constantly regarded the Lord before me, For he is at my right hand, so that I may not be displaced.
Until I make your enemies your footstool.'
And this agrees with the predictions of the prophets which say,
For we hold that a man is made upright by faith; the observance of the Law has nothing to do with it.
The Scripture says to Pharaoh, "I have raised you to your position for the very purpose of displaying my power in dealing with you, and making my name known all over the world."
Then what do we conclude? That heathen who were not striving for uprightness attained it, that is, an uprightness which was produced by faith;
Now the promises were made to Abraham and his line. It does not say, "and to your lines," in the plural, but in the singular, "and to your line," that is, Christ.
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.
Yet what does the Scripture say? "Drive the slave-girl and her son away, for the slave-girl's son shall not share the inheritance with the son of the free woman."
and how from childhood you have known the Scriptures which can give you the wisdom that through faith in Christ Jesus leads to salvation.
For we have had good news preached to us, just as they did, but the message they heard did them no good because they did not agree through faith with what they heard.
Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and loud voices were heard in heaven, saying, "The sovereignty of the world has passed into the possession of our Lord and his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever."