Before the coming of this faith,
we were held in custody under the law,
locked up until the faith that was to come
would be revealed.
So the law was our guardian
until Christ came
that we might be justified by faith.
Now that this faith has come,
we are no longer under a guardian.
So in Christ Jesus
you are all children of God through faith,
for all of you who were baptised into Christ
have clothed yourselves with Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Gentile,
neither slave nor free,
nor is there male and female,
for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
If you belong to Christ,
then you are Abraham’s seed,
and heirs according to the promise. – Galatians 2:23-29 (NIV)