Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not!1 For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law.222
But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin,3 so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.
Before this faith came, we were held prisoners4 by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed.524
So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christa6 that we might be justified by faith.7