Man's only hope of excaping the curse of the Law and finding salvation lies in faith. The nature of faith is the benefits it brings, and the results it produces. It can all be summed up like this: Christ is given to us by the goodness of God; WE GRASP AND POSSESS him by faith; then we obtain a two-fold benefit. First, when we are reconciled by the righteousness of Christ, God becomes a gracious Father instead of a judge. Second, when we are sanctified by his Spirit, we reach after intergrity and purity of life. This is new birth.