In it God's way of uprightness is disclosed through faith and for faith, just as the Scripture says, "The upright will have life because of his faith."
That no one is accepted as upright by God for obeying the Law is evident because the upright will have life because of his faith,
But now God's way of uprightness has been disclosed without any reference to law, though the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it.
And he whom I accept as righteous will find life through his faith. But if a man draws back, my heart can take no pleasure in him."
and be known to be united to him, with any uprightness I may have not based on law but coming through faith in Christ??he uprightness that comes from God through faith.
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.
What if some of them have shown a lack of faith? Can their lack of it nullify the faithfulness of God?
Then what do we conclude? That heathen who were not striving for uprightness attained it, that is, an uprightness which was produced by faith;
but without faith it is impossible to please him; for whoever would approach God must have faith in his existence and in his willingness to reward those who try to find him.