Many biblical scholars and Christian groups have been divided over the question of justification. Two distinct school of thought exist on the topic of justification. Some believe that deeds are sufficient to justify, while another group believes that grace and faith is enough. Paul, in the Romans book, argues that the human actions of humans are not worthy of being used to justify or save. Paul emphasizes God’s desire to keep humanity safe by allowing redemption through grace via faith in his arguments. It is essential to understand why human beings need justification. This topic Paul addresses extensively in his arguments. Romans 1:6-17 says that Christ’s coming is a sign of God’s righteousness. This means that those who have faith in God’s promise of salvation are justified by His grace through Jesus’ birth, death, resurrection.
Justification is about understanding from which we are justified, and what this means for us. It is necessary to understand the concept of sin and the law in order to comprehend Paul’s argument that grace can be used for justification. The law and sin are two of the main reasons humanity requires grace. The law and sin would have no condemnation or guilt, so there wouldn’t be any justification. Paul is arguing that faith in Christ will suffice over obedience to law. Two contradictory images of legislation were presented in the Palin contest. The first is that it emphasizes Jewish practices like circumcision and staying away from non-Jews. This is apparent throughout much of Galatians. Paul emphasizes Moses’ commandments. This was how the Israelites used these rules to control the behaviour of others and to make sure they followed the ten commands. The commandments of Moses focused more on Israelites’ actions than their behaviour. The commandments described which festivals were to be observed and the compensations for seduction. They also listed what was considered clean or filthy. The law is a reference to God’s directives that Moses received, especially the ten commandments. These commands centered around acceptable behavior and an ethical code of conduct. The law provided the Israelites with both a list and a means to atone for any violations. Paul’s understanding and definition of law was based on this concept.