Romans 3 gives a sermon about the leaders who were puffed up, exalting themselves to such greatness that the people respected their every word as fact -- ignoring even what the scriptures say.
The Jews were immediately rebuked by the Gentiles. What advantage did they have because they were Jews? What value in the salvation of their souls were the circumcision? "Much!" said Paul.
The Jews held to the Law in their faithfulness. They were entrusted to be the oracles of God. Let the Word of God be true, though every one were a liar.
It is written in the scriptures "That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged." But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, can we really expect that God would be unrighteous to inflict His wrath upon us?
Paul said, "By no means! For how could God then judge the world?"
Paul said that we cannot abound in evil so that some good may come. The lies of the puffed-up leaders, though giving glory unto God, was still sin, and they would be condemned as a sinner. Paul asked the people, "Why do evil that good may come?"
Even as today, some people slanderously charged Paul for his stand for the Truth. Paul said that their condemnation was just.
As Christians, we should ask ourselves: Have we stood for the Truth? Have we searched out the facts of our doctrines to learn the truth behind the sayings? Can these doctrines be found in the Word of God? It has been said that, "The Truth will stand against all scrutiny." Have we even compared the first single doctrine with God's Word? Are our ministers teaching lies that some good may come, or are they standing for God's word? Would Paul stand today and say that their righteousness stood before God, or that their condemnation was just?
We ask that everyone take a moment today to pray for Believe The Sign as they take their stand for the Truth. Please contact them and let them know that as brothers and sisters in Christ, we stand beside them in ernest prayer that many souls will be led to Christ.