Righteousness by Faith
A Sermon on Romans 10:5-8
The Message of Salvation to All
For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); (ESV)
The preacher of the Law; the preacher of faith; Paul's purpose in quoting Moses; the availability of salvation; its certainty; the clear revelation; its simplicity; ways of refusing it; a call to believe.