passage: Rom 4:13-4:25
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to
Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness
of faith. For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void,
and the promise made of none effect: Because the law worketh wrath: for
where no law is, there is no transgression. Therefore it is of faith,
that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all
the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is
of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, As it is written,
I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed,
even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not
as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might
become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken,
So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not
his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither
yet the deadness of Sarah's womb: He staggered not at the promise of
God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also
to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him
that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our
offences, and was raised again for our justification.
passage: Matt 7:21-7:23
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is
in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in
thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
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