We are forgiven of our sins and are reconciled to God, by the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Through the sin of Adam, all mankind was cursed and condemned separated from God spiritually, without the indwelling Spirit of God. From Adam up to the cross, all of mankind was in bondage for the penalty of sin in the flesh.
Galatians 3:10-14; For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is (declared righteous) justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live (by) in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, (having become) being made a curse for us: for it is written Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles (Lit. in Christ Jesus) through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Hebrews 10:19-25; Having therefore, brethren, boldness (confidence) to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Let us hold fast the (confession) profession of our (hope) faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to (stir up) provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
James 2:1-13; My brethren, (hold) have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect (partiality) of persons. For if there come unto your assembly a man with gold ring, in (fine) goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in (filthy clothes) raiment; And ye (pay special attention) have respect to him that weareth the (fine) gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here (at) under my footstool: (Have you not discriminated among) Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges (with) of evil thoughts? Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich (to be rich) in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? But ye have (discouraged) despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and (drag you into the courts) draw you before the judgment seats? Do not they blaspheme that (noble or good) worthy name by the which ye are called? If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well: But if ye (show partiality) have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are (convicted) convinced of the law as transgressors. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend (stumble) in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy (triumphs) rejoiceth against judgment.