Now we will look at what God through Paul tells us Gentiles.
Man’s “religious works” to try and make himself acceptable to God are rejected by God. Paul wrote.
“… you are not under Law [as slaves], but under grace [as subjects of God's favor and mercy].” (Romans 6:14b (AMP)
“... by the deeds (works) of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight…” (Rom. 3:20).
It’s strange that so many sincere people can so misunderstand God’s written Word as to suppose that He gave the Law “to help us to be good” or “as a rule of life.”
The Law was not given to help us to be good, but rather to show us that we are sinners and need a Savior. Rom. 3:22-23 says that “there is no difference, for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”