If not Christ, then how can we be saved? The law provides little more than retribution, but Christ gives eternal life.
In Christ, there are no walls, no classes, no races, no genders, and no distinctions of any kind. We are one in Christ, members of the same body.
We are saved by grace through faith because there can be no other way. Dead men can’t do a thing to help themselves.
The essence of Paul’s prayer for believers is this: “Lord, I don’t want your people continually searching for what they already possess.”
According to the counsel of his will, God is moving history toward its resolution. Like any good author, he knew the end before he penned the first word.