Romans Chapter 3 (Continued)

Romans 3:13-21 Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of G-d (Adonai) before their eyes. Now we know that what things so ever the law says, it says to them who are under the law (instruction): that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before G-d. Therefore by the deeds of the law (instructions) there will no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of G-d without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

G-d is not giving away any of His attributes. In Roman 3:21 the Greek is missing the article "a ". It should read "a righteousness of G-d." or we can correct the phrase also by saying "righteousness of G-d" as "G-d's righteousness." And the phrase "faith of Yeshua as "Yeshua's faithfulness."

Galatians 3:22 But the Scripture has shut up all men under sin, that the promise by faith in Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) might be given to those who believe.

Romans 3:22-25 Even the righteousness of G-d which is by faith of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of G-d; Being justified freely by His mercy (grace) through the (eternal) redemption that is in Yeshua HaMashiach: Whom G-d has set forth to be a propitiation (satisfaction) through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of G-d;

Propitiation means satisfies. His blood is sufficient. Nothing but His blood satisfies the wrath of G-d.

McClain states: "Propitiation" is a reason for not executing punishment, which is deserved. The Greek word is the same word that is applied to the "MERCY SEAT" that is in the Tanakh, where the blood was sprinkled. The only reason..."through faith" and "in his blood." There ought to be commas after propitiation and after "faith" because His propitiation is in his blood and not through faith in his blood."

(Romans, Alva McClain, Pg. 108.)

McGee put is this way. "The important thing about securing this righteousness of G-d is not that there's any merit in your faith or that there's merit in just believing. Because actually, faith is not a work on your part. The object of faith is the important thing.

Spurgeon put it like this: "It's not the hope in Messiah which saves you. It's Messiah. It's not thy joy in Messiah that saves you. It is Messiah. And it is not thy faith in Messiah that saves you, though that be the instrument, it is the Messiah's blood and merit."

Romans 3:26-27 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believes in Yeshua. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law (instruction)? Of works?

No: but by the law of faith.

Romans 3:28-31 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by Faith (Trust) without the deeds of the law. Is He the G-d of the Jews only? Is He not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: Seeing it is one G-d, which will justify the circumcision by faith (trust), and uncircumcision through faith (trust). Do we then make void the law (instruction) through faith (trust)? G-d forbid: no, we establish the law.

The paraphrase this: G-d's righteousness, apart from the law (instruction) has been made known to which the law (instruction) and the prophets testify. G-'s righteousness comes through the Anointed Yeshua faithfulness to all who believe. We are all guilty, so we all are objects of receiving G-d's wrath, but instead we are objects of G-d's grace. Instead G-d's righteousness is offered to all, because G-d demonstrated His justice by becoming the sacrifice, the one to turn aside G-d's wrath. In His forbearance He had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished. The relationship between G-d and man is restored to the man who believes in the Anointed Yeshua's faithfulness.

Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith. It was G-d's righteousness that caused the fulfillment of law in order for us to obtain righteousness. It is for the Gentile and Jew, for the circumcised and uncircumcised, through the same faith (trust). Do we then nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! The law (instruction) is still upheld!