Belief in Jesus Christ (Rom 3:22)

“The righteousness of God

Through faith

In Jesus Christ

Is for all

Who believe.

There is no distinction.”

δικαιοσύνη δὲ Θεοῦ διὰ πίστεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, εἰς πάντας τοὺς πιστεύοντας· οὐ γάρ ἐστιν διαστολή·

Paul said that the righteousness of God (δικαιοσύνη δὲ Θεοῦ) through faith in Jesus Christ (διὰ πίστεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ) is for all who believe (εἰς πάντας τοὺς πιστεύοντας).  There is no distinction (οὐ γάρ ἐστιν διαστολή).  Only the Pauline letters used this word διαστολή, that means a separation, a difference, or a distinction.  Paul repeated that faith in Jesus Christ, not just Jesus but the anointed one, the Christ, the Jewish Messiah, brings the righteousness of God to all who believe.  No longer is there a distinction between the Jew with the law and the gentile without the law, although the origin of the Christ Messiah is from Judaism.  Do you have faith in Jesus Christ?

Christian Worship Practice

Sunday worship on the Sabbath is the key Christian ritual, with special emphasis on the Easter and Christmas ceremonies.  Sunday is the day of worship rather than Saturday because Sunday is the day of the Lord’s resurrection.  Thus, every Sunday is a little Easter celebration.  Worship centers on Bible readings and their interpretation with sermons and testimonials.  Prayers, hymns, chants and the Lord’s Supper, or the Eucharistic meal, remain a mainstay of most Christian worship services.  The various Christian symbolic actions or sacraments grow out of a Trinitarian baptism based on a belief in Jesus Christ.