And to the one who does not work but trusts Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness.
How can the Savior and His death on the cross and the Gospel of pardon be accounted for unless it is true that men are guilty and worthy of condemnation? The sinner is the Gospel's reason for existence. If you are undeserving, ill-deserving, hell-deserving, you are the sort of man for whom the Gospel is ordained and arranged and proclaimed. God justifies the ungodly.