righteousness by faith

Having Begun in the Spirit

The letter to the Galatians was written to correct [a] fearful error, and to show to them and to all people forever that righteousness by faith is in the very truth of the gospel. It was written to make plain that the faith of Jesus Christ, and that alone, saves the soul, at the beginning and at the end and all the way between: that what is received by faith is kept only by faith: that what is begun by faith is completed only by faith: that faith alone sets us in the right way, and faith along keeps us in the right way: that “in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh,” not faith and works, but “faith which works by love” (Gal. 5:6).  A. T. Jones