Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
 

2:7 well doing. Superficially this verse seems to suggest that by “patient continuance in well doing,” one could obtain eternal life, without regard to one’s relation to Christ. While this may be true hypothetically, the apostle goes on in the next chapter to explain that “there is none righteous, no not one” (Romans 3:10). Nevertheless anyone can receive imputed righteousness through Jesus Christ, simply by faith in Him (Romans 3:25-26).


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