Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. - Rom. 3:27 1. The law of works 2. The law of faith Paul gives only two contrasting options available for justification, not three or four or five. Therefore, "the law of works" must include "the law of Moses" and "the law written upon the conscience" as well as all other laws of "right" and "wrong." Indeed, Paul spells out this law for justification by works in Romans 2:6 in the words "according to his deeds" whether he is responding to the law written on his conscience or the law written upon stone or skins or paper (Rom. 2:11-15). In contrast "the law...of faith" is spelled out in Romans 3:22-26 as the righteousness of God apart from the law and the prophets that is obtained through faith, not the act of faith, but the OBJECT of faith which is the righteousnes revealed in the gospel (Rom. 1:17) to be the propitiatory Person and work of Jesus Christ in Romans 3:24-26 which is the OBJECT of faith rather than any action of faith. "faith IN his blood" "believer IN Jesus" It is the same "law of ....faith" that the Gentiles can obtain the righteousness of God apart from the law written upon their conscience or the law given to the Jews. Why because it has to do with CHRIST'S WORKS not your works; HIS PROPITIATION not your satisfaction of God's righteous demands.