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By Faith In Jesus Christ
Ah. What you are addressing is the "pistis Xristos" quandary.
pistis = faith
Xristos = Christ

In the original manuscripts the word "in" and "of" are not in the phrase "pistis Xristos". They are added for English translations. This is why some translations of this and other passages, say faith IN Christ while others say faith OF Christ.

If it was explicit, it would say "pistis en (in) Xristos" or "pistis ek (of) Xristos". But it doesn't say either one of these, so we put the preposition in it to make the literal pistis Xristos "faith Christ" a proper English prepositional phrase "faith in Christ" or "faith of Christ".

How Are Christians Judged
This is an old post, but since search engines are still displaying it, I thought I'd comment.

This is a great question and God is clear in His answer:

As born again Christians, we are indeed saved by grace through the work of Christ and will not be judged for our sins unto condemnation.
Eph 2:8, Rom 8:1.

As far as the east is from the west so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Ps 103:12.

But, as born again Christians, we will definitely be judged according to our deeds and rewarded or penalized accordingly.
1 Pet 4:17, Rom 14:10-12, 1 Cor 3:12-14, 2 Cor 5:10.


By Faith In Jesus Christ
This verse is in the middle of a sentence (and thought) between v21 and v23. Which are in the overall context of the chapter talking about trying to keep the Law as a form of righteousness.

"Even" is "what I'm referring to is" because he addresses righteousness in verse 21 and he's clarifying that the only true righteousness is granted of God by faith in Christ as opposed to righteousness derived from keeping the Law. It's something that's given to all those who believe - there is no distinction - Jew or Greek.

He follows by saying "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" driving his point home that keeping the Law will not result in salvation.

Can you clarify your point?

Young Woman Wants Older Man
I have read just about all the comments her and wonder if a lot of you are truly christians. In your responses I see a lot of personal biases. The world frowns upon age gap relationships. Does God? What is the divorce rate for age gap problems? Anyone? There is a 13 year age what? Boaz was much older than Ruth, Jesus' ancestor. A sin? I think not.

My Obese Pastor Wants $70
I believe church leaders should be held to a higher standard because they need to be an example to others. God put us here for a purpose and suicide through eating is not Gods plan. In Matthew. Jesus spoke to the multitude. You have heard that it was said to those of old, you shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of judgment.
So diabetics who purposely kill will be guilty of suicide, which is murder.

Having An Affair I Can't Stop
Are you sure it is not emotional blackmail via suicide because he does not want you to get out of this relationship.

Older Men Handle Younger Women
Only PERVS WANT a young woman with a barbie body and angelic face FOR [lustful] reasons. HOWEVER, there's nothing WRONG LOVING a beautiful young woman. My grandparents had 62 wonderful years together with a huge age gap. Our HIGH divorce rate has NOTHING to do with age/barbie body/angelic face...think God is pleased ? The bible only mentions Abraham and Sarah's age difference. You CAN LOVE a younger person and have a wonderful relationship, even if she is a "barbie doll". GodMadeUsInHisImage.

Older Men Are Picky About Women
We're not all as picky as you might think. Maybe those profiles you looked at are prideful men, I don't know. I just know that if I found a good Christian woman to stand by my side I would cherish her for the rest of my life. It really is the heart that makes a true woman of God, not the looks or the way of dressing. Then again...maybe I'm just a dinosaur.

Having An Affair I Can't Stop
Are you sure it is not emotional blackmail via suicide because he does not want you to get out of this relationship.

Are We Living In Sin Together
The question that you should ask is sex outside marriage a sin. The Bible is very clear on this. Do you want to fall under God's judgement? If you do not, then stay clear from living together ourside marriage.

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