The approach; Believing and Doing – (Romans 3:28, 3:31, 4:11)

Biblical Translation Disclaimers

“Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” 

“Scripture quotations marked (NASB) are from the New American Standard Bible® (NASB), copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995, 2020 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. http://www.Lockman.org

“Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Standard Version® (NIV®), copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. http://www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™”

“Scripture quotations marked (OJB) are from the Orthodox Jewish Bible Copyright Artists for Israel Intl. Used by permission © The Orthodox Jewish Bible fourth edition, OJB. Copyright 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011 by Artists for Israel International, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

Brief Summary

Faith and observance. Two verses which demonstrate the approach a believer takes with their repentance once they have heared the gospel (good news) are Romans 3:28 and 3:31 – they read as follows;

Begin

‘For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
(Romans 3:28, 3:31 ESV)

The above verses focus on faith for salvation, and with this faith, the observance of the law of Moses.

When it speaks of faith, one can know that know that is speaking of both believing that G-d raised Christ from the dead (Romans 10:9-10, Isaiah 53:10), and also how we should all be believing for saving grace at resurrection from Christ the High Priest in the order of Melchizadek (Acts 15:11, Psalm 110:4).

This faith and deeds pattern can also be seen in the example of faithful Abraham, who believed God and was accounted righteous because of his faith – before he was circumcised.

We learn that Abraham upheld God’s commandments as a type of ‘seal’ for the righteousness that he had received by faith;

‘He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised….’
(Romans 4:11 ESS)

Here, Romans 4:11 is referencing accounts such as these which are found in Genesis;

And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.
Genesis 15:6 ESV

Then Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all the servants who were born in his house and all who were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham’s household, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the very same day, as God had said to him.
Genesis 17:23 NASB

James 2:22-23 then confirms this ‘pattern’ yet again;

‘You see that his faith and his actions were working together… And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend.’
(James 2:22-23 NIV)

And then James 2:26 expounds on the Holy Scriptures read at the beginning of this explanation (Romans 3:28, 3:31) – where it says;

‘…faith without deeds is dead.’
(James 2:26 NIV).

Hence the approach;

‘a believer is justified by faith apart from works, though with this faith a believer is to uphold the law (Torah) because if they did not, that would mean that they are sinning (ref. Romans 6:1-3).’

May the holy G-d bless you beyond maximum; believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adaonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

Biblical Translation Disclaimers

“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.”

“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

“Scripture quotations taken from the New American Standard Bible® (NASB), Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission. http://www.Lockman.org

“Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. http://www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™ “

The Orthodox Jewish Bible Copyright Artists for Israel Intl Used by permission © The Orthodox Jewish Bible fourth edition, OJB. Copyright 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011 by Artists for Israel International, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: