"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, 'BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH,' " (Romans 1:16, 17).
* By graciously giving the faith to believe the gospel, God opens the way by which we believe in the Lord Jesus to salvation. The righteousness of the Savior is imputed to the believer's account, thereby guaranteeing our absolute acceptance by the Father. And the principle of faith by which we begin our Christian pilgrimage is to guide us throughout life.