A Sermon on Romans 3:29-31
Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, since God is one—who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. (ESV)
There are groups of people from different religions who join to worship together, claiming that they all worship the same God. However, Paul states emphatically that there is indeed only one God, and that there is only one way to receive salvation! Those who have different religions and different means to God are completely wrong. When the Jews claim that they are God’s chosen people, Paul refutes this by saying that our Lord Jesus is a God for all men. The people who will receive salvation are those that believe in Christ, no matter if they are Jew and Gentile. There is now equal opportunity because Christ has broken down all partitions between the Jews and Gentiles! Dr. Lloyd-Jones warns against those who think that they are saved because their parents are saved, or people who think the gospel is only for a select few, or who think that all religions worship the same God. We are all held accountable to the one true and living God.