Romans 3: Initial Justification: By the Cross, Not the Law – John Boruff

The Apostle Paul makes the distinction between cheap grace antinomianism (3:5-8) and Jewish ‘law-salvation’ (3:20-21, 28) from his Gospel, which brings wretched, depraved sinners into a right relationship with God on the basis of faith alone in the blood of Jesus (3:25). Far from reaching a lawless antinomian outcome, Paul says this faith in the blood of Christ leads Christians to “uphold the law” by holy living (3:31).


15:38 – A glitch in the video makes my voice sound unnaturally deep, like Darth Vader! Sorry. Turns out it highlighted an important point I was trying to make! To God be the glory! “No one will be declared righteous in His sight by the works of the law (Romans 3:20a).


About John Boruff

John Boruff is the founder of, a husband, father, and sometimes an open air preacher. He graduated from UNC Pembroke in 2008 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and views himself as a Baptistic Pentecostal. As a Christian, he feels connected with all members of the body of Christ, but can identify the most with churches like the Assemblies of God and the Vineyard. In 2015, he released "The Gospel of Jesus Christ," which is meant to be a Bible study for open air preaching. For his other writings, search articles on this site or see the E-Books section.
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