Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. But you know that he (Jesus Christ) appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin.
But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished -- he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord ...
And now what are you waiting for? .... be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.'
A few words about judging
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