Topic: Righteousness cont’d
Scripture Reference: Romans 1:16; Galatians 3:8; Acts 15:6-11 New International Version (NIV)
1 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God
3 8 Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”
15 6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question.
7 After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: “Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe.
8 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us.
9 He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.
10 Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear?
11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.”
- The gospel is the power of God unto Salvation
- A righteousness of divine origin