Bible: Romans 4:14-17

4:14 For if they become heirs by the law, faith is empty and the promise is nullified. 1  4:15 For the law brings wrath, because where there is no law there is no transgression 2  either. 4:16 For this reason it is by faith so that it may be by grace, 3  with the result that the promise may be certain to all the descendants – not only to those who are under the law, but also to those who have the faith of Abraham, 4  who is the father of us all 4:17 (as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations). 5  He is our father 6  in the presence of God whom he believed – the God who 7  makes the dead alive and summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do. 8 
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