Full text of Derek Prince’s teaching on the book of Romans (Romans 4:1 – 4:25)): Justified by Faith
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Derek Prince – Bible teacher
We’re beginning now, stage 5, in this pilgrimage that we’re making, of which the destination is Romans chapter 8. We’ve covered a lot of ground, but we have a lot of rather difficult countries still to cover before we get into our destination.
In the previous session, we looked at God’s provision for man’s problems. That was at the end of chapter 3. Up to that point, Paul had simply been unfolding the problems and the problems had been intensifying.
But in the latter part of Romans chapter 3, beginning with verse 20 and onwards, he unfolds God’s final total, all-sufficient sacrifice, which is through faith in the atoning death and the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now, in this session and the next, we’ll be dealing with Romans chapter 4. And in essence, in Romans chapter 4, Paul looks to two of the great fathers of Israel, Abraham and David. And he proves from Scripture that each of them was not justified by works, but by faith. He focuses mainly on Abraham, who is the father of all who believe. But he also quotes from a Psalm of David.
So we’ll look now and start reading. In chapter 4, we read verses one through five.
‘What shall we say then that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found?’ Now this is a very important question for all of us, for Jews and Gentiles, how did Abraham achieve righteousness with God?