Behind Paul’s language regarding the justification of believers in Christ is the conviction that it is through Christ and the faith associated with him that God brings about in believers by pure grace the new life of justice and righteousness that he wishes to see in all for their own good out of love for them. Because it is not necessary to submit fully to the commandments of the Mosaic law in order to attain that life, even non-Jews can receive it as a gracious gift through faith in Christ.