1. Galatians 2:16 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

How does faith in Christ Jesus result in someone being justified?

Galatians 2:16 (ESV)

16 yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

When someone comes to faith in Jesus Christ, they are united to him so that his death is considered their death and his righteousness is imputed to them as if it were their own (Romans 3:21–22; Romans 6:1–14).1