Grace-Faith-Trust v. Self-Righteousness through Law…
At no time in human history was man saved from sin by self-righteousness through works…this truism was first demonstrated in Genesis 3:21 with the shedding of innocent blood by God to cover the sin and shame of Adam with an imputed robe of righteousness while rejecting the works of Adam’s hands to cover his own sin with fig-leaves. From The Beginning, faith has been the KEY to relationship with our God (Hebrews 11).
It is written,
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
It is only by faith-trusting in Jesus our Messiah who kept the Law for us in perfection (Matthew 5:17) that we can receive the righteousness of Jesus imputed into our life in exchange for our sin that condemns us to Hell (2 Corinthians 5:21). It is the imputed righteousness of Jesus earned for us at Golgotha/the Crucifixion that initiates covenant relationship with the Father (John 3:16) and this covenant relationship is initiated when a man or woman humbles them self before God and believes-trusts in Jesus Christ as our Lord who suffered and died and shed His sinless blood to pay our sin-debt…a debt that could never be satisfied by works of the Law in self-righteousness (John 3:16-18; Romans 10:9-10).
Jesus Christ-Yeshua as your Lord is the ONLY Way to life in the Kingdom of God subsequent to death of the body in Time (John 14:6).