Romans 3:21

21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,

But now — This is a favorite phrase of Paul’s when he has pointed out the gloom of man’s position but is about to show God’s remedy and a dispensational change.

Righteousness of God = Christ Himself

Without the Law — apart from the Law. At the cross with no regard to the Law.

revealed— the tense used refers to something that has happened in the past but still continues.

Law and prophets — The provisions of the Law (sacrifices) and the actions of the prophets bear witness to a righteousness apart from the Law. “Law and prophets” also refers to the entire Old Testament as in “The Old Testament points to the righteousness that is in Christ.”

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