Saved by Grace

The Son of God Has Set Us Free from Sin and Death by His
“Wisdom is justified by her deeds” (Matt. 11:19), and the true
Wisdom of God, Christ Jesus, the incarnate Son, justifies us by His
deeds. He prepares His way by the preaching of repentance, but He
has suffered the violence of the Law and voluntarily handed Himself
over to violent men, that we might eat and drink with Him in His
Kingdom and “remain in the house forever” (John 8:35). For He is “a
friend of tax collectors and sinners” (Matt. 11:19), and He has
rescued us by His grace from the slavery of sin and death. By the
proclamation of His eternal Gospel “to those who dwell on earth, to
every nation and tribe and language and people” (Rev. 14:6), “the
righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law” (Rom.
3:21), “that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith
in Jesus” (Rom. 3:26). And by hearing the Gospel of Christ Jesus,
“whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received
by faith” (Rom. 3:25), “you will know the truth, and the truth will set
you free” (John 8:32).