The Faith of God Without Effect?
A Sermon on Romans 3:3
What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? (ESV)
If God forgives sin, then why stop? That is the question thrown at the preacher since Paul wrote the book of Romans. From Romans 3:3, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones outlines three arguments that explain how critical repentance is to true saving faith and how that faith leads believers away from a life of entrenched sin. Lloyd-jones asks: Did Israel’s unfaithfulness do away with all of the value they had because they had the oracles of God? If the failure of the Jews makes God look more glorious, then why does God punish them? If our sin makes God’s grace and mercy that much greater, then would it not make sense to sin even more? As Dr. Lloyd-Jones answers these critical arguments, he also reminds us that when we are testing a view of the Lord and His word, we should ask if that view glorifies God. If the answer causes you to question or doubt God in all His righteousness and power, then our view is wrong.