Repentance and Faith
1. The Gospel confronts people’s wrong beliefs about righteousness and offers a better solution (Romans 1:16-17).
a. It is by faith alone in Jesus Christ (Rom. 3:21-26).
b. It is the only solution offered by God and is available for all sinful men (Rom. 3:27-31).
2. The Gospel brings us into the realm of grace and provides for everything we need to have a relationship with God (Rom. 5:1-5).
a. It brings about complete forgiveness of sins (Rom. 5:6-11).
b. It brings about complete righteousness before God (Rom. 5:12-21).
3. All of these is in the realm of the unseen and requires and repentance from dead works and faith in God to become effective (Rom. 10:1-13).