Romans 2:6-7; Romans 2:15; Romans 3:20; Romans 3:27-28; Romans 4:2; Romans 4:6; Romans 9:11; Romans 9:32; Romans 11:6; Romans 13:3; Romans 13:12; Romans 14:20; Romans 15:18
who WILL RENDER TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS:
to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;
in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them,
because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.
Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.
For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.
For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.
just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
for though the twins were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that God's purpose according to His choice would stand, not because of works but because of Him who calls,
Why ? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as though it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,
But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace.
For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;
The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are clean, but they are evil for the man who eats and gives offense.
For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed,