Because God justifies through faith alone, we must repent and believe (Romans 3:21-30).
How is a person justified? By grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone. So said the Reformers, and the reformed. When we say we are justified “by faith alone,” we mean that works have no part in our justification.
This passage shows us that in faith the believer:
- knows the elements of God’s diagnosis
- believes the truth of God’s prescription
- trusts the promise of God’s salvation.