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"Received the Promise by Faith" from Romans 4:13-25

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Romans 4:13 It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.
Abraham is a man of faith. When God told him he will be the father of all nations - he has no son. But he believed and received the promise of God. Abraham received the promise before the law was given.

Galatians 3:14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
Genesis 28:14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.
All the things we have in faith has no value if we are justified by law. The promise is worthless if the Jews seek to be justified by morality - they can't depend on any promise of God.

1 John 3:4 Everyone who sins br…

"Be A Man/Woman Of Faith" from Romans 4:1-6

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Martin Luther is a man of faith.
- To be a man of faith is simply believing in the promise of God.
- Justification is an act not a process.

Justification
a forensic term, opposed to condemnation. As regards its nature,
it is the judicial act of God, by which he pardons all the sins
of those who believe in Christ, and accounts, accepts, and treats them as righteous in the eye of the law.
Justification is not the forgiveness of a man without righteousness, but a declaration that he possesses a righteousness which perfectly and for ever satisfies the law, namely, Christ's righteousness (2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 4:6-8).
Sanctification involves more than a mere moral reformation of character, brought about by the power of the truth: it is the work of the Holy Spirit bringing the whole nature more and more under the influences of the new gracious principles implanted in the soul in regeneration. In other words, sanctification is the carrying on to perfection the work begun in regeneration, and…