“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith” – Faith is the essence of the Christian life. For by faith not only do we receive the power of God to become His children; but we also gain the power to be justified before God and the power to live right by God’s standards and not our own!