God is Faithful
God is faithful in His judgment. When we sin, we will be judged. He will be faithful to judge all the people of the earth, including those who do not believe in Jesus Christ.
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1. “‘Profit’ means that which is surplus, that which is excess, and the question had to do with the outward badge of God’s special covenant with the Jews, circumcision.” (McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV: [Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983], 660)
God is “not asking you to join anything or do anything. What God is asking the lost sinner to do is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and he shall be saved.” (McGee, 660)
2. The advantage and profit are: The Jews have been entrusted with the very words of God. [NIV]
Unto them were committed the oracles of God. [KJV]
“Of all the nations on earth God had chosen the Jews to be the custodians of his redemptive plan for the human race.” (Mounce, Robert H, The New American Commentary, Volume 27, Romans. [Broadman & Holeman Publishers, 1995], 104)
3. “‘If some were without faith’ is a better translation. Shall their lack of faith cancel out the faithfulness of God?” (McGee, 661)
4. God forbid: [KJV] CSB (Christian Standard Bible) translates this as Absolutely not!
Let God be true, but every man a liar. [KJV]
“God is always true to his word. He is faithful to his righteous character.” (Mounce, 105)
5. “If my unrighteousness reveals the marvelous, wonderfully infinite faithfulness of God in the grace of God, then has God a right to judge me?” (McGee, 661)
If our sinning causes someone to accept Jesus does that make it right? Can / Will God judge me?
6. God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
“If God would have no right to judge us because our sin merely reveals the grace of God, then God would have no right to judge any person, you see, because they would reveal something of the common grace of God.” (McGee, 661)
“Paul’s answer is again an emphatic and categorical denial of any such premise that God is unjust. The argument here is that if this particular sin merely enhances the glory of God and the grace of God, then all sin would do the same. Therefore, God would not be able to judge the world.” (McGee, 661)
“We cannot have it both ways.” (Mounce, 105)
God is just.
7. “The lie here means moral falsehood. Each individual could claim exemption from the judgement of God because his sin had advanced the glory of God.” (McGee, 662)
8. Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
“It doesn’t make any difference who we are; if we belong to the human race, you and I stand guilty before God.” (McGee, 662)
“We are dead in trespasses and sin. That is our condition.” (McGee, 662)
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
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In this article Scripture quotations taken from KJV.
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McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV: Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983
Mounce, Robert H, The New American Commentary, Volume 27, Romans. Broadman & Holeman Publishers, 1995