"Let God be true but every man a liar."
Text: Romans 3:4
A STRONG AND ABSOLUTE REJECTION
Paul was very strong in rejecting any idea that man’s sin would somehow cast aspersions on the character of God! With great power and energy he wrote,
“Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar.
As it is written:
‘That You may be justified in Your words,
and may overcome when You are judged.'”
1. The issues at stake
a) The subject of the faithfulness of God
b) The Abrahamic Covenant
i) God promised to bless the descendants of Abraham.
ii) God promised them the land of Canaan.
iii) God made many other promises to His people
2. Paul’s theological statements
a) That it is not enough just to be a Jew with obvious advantages (The law, circumcision etc)
b) That in order to win the praise of God one must:-
i) Seek justification by faith.
ii) Seek to live in obedience to the law of God given.
3. Would it be possible to adjudge God to be unfaithful if His promises of blessing were not fulfilled?
Would God be found unfaithful if He did not bless as He said He would (e.g. Abrahamic covenant)?