For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."
But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows: "DO NOT SAY IN YOUR HEART, 'WHO WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN?' (that is, to bring Christ down),
For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the JUSTIFIER of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Now explain this verse Norine??? We must demonstrate our faith based works by being justified through faith, namely, at the present, performing all righteousness through the regeneration and washing of the spirit in WATER!
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. — Matthew 5:6
1 John 5:1
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ IS BORN of God, and whoever loves the Father LOVES the CHILD BORN OF HIM!!!
Compare: 1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
This speaks of water immersion. The child born of God is the one who believes Jesus was baptized and became anointed with the holy spirit through John's water baptism! Why does this verse repeat itself? Because if you love the Son you then love the Father. But to love the Father you must love all children including Jesus Christ who was born of God. We all become children of God and Sons and Daughters when we are baptised into one family and body.
Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you WILL receive the gift of the Holy Spirit [later]. "For the promise is for you AND your CHILDREN and for ALL who are far off, as many as the Lord our God WILL CALL to Himself."