At the beginning of Romans Paul unboxed the doctrine of being Saved by Faith, but he keeps pressing on in Romans 4:1-8 to present a real life example of salvation through Abraham’s conversion. He tested the church’s understanding of God by creating contradictions in their understanding of Abraham. There is a lot to learn as we compare the Jew’s self-righteousness to our own. Paul has to be one of the greatest Christian apologist to ever debate the Scriptures. What a blessing he still is to the body of Christ.