1599 Geneva Bible – Justification in Romans 1:16-17

The verses that were so instrumental in starting the Protestant Reformation:

16 For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: 1for it is the 2power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the 3Grecian.

17 1For by it the righteousness of God is revealed from 2faith to faith: 3as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Now, the explanatory notes from the 1599 Geneva Bible:

1:16 1 The second part of the Epistle unto the beginning of Chap. 9. Now the whole end and purpose of the disputation is this: that is to say: to show that there is but one way to attain unto salvation (which is set forth unto us of God in the Gospel, without any difference of nations) and that is Jesus Christ apprehended by faith.

2 God’s mighty and effectual instrument to save men by.

3 When this word Grecian, is set against this word Jew, then doth it signify a Gentile.

1:17 1 The confirmation of the former proposition: we are taught in the Gospel that we are justified before God by faith which increaseth daily: and therefore also saved.

2 From faith which increaseth daily.

3 The proof as well of the first as the second proposition, out of Habakkuk, who attributeth and giveth unto faith both justice and life before God.

We are justified by “faith which increaseth daily.”  What thinkest thou?  How doth this fit into the current justification debate?

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