Thursday, August 14, 2008

Let us do evil?

And why not say, “Let us do evil that good may come”? --- as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their condemnation is just.” Romans 3:8

"This is an interesting verse. Apparently Paul was accused by people of encouraging evil in his teaching. They felt he was opening up the door to sin or perhaps giving people a license to sin. There is only one reason that people would accuse Paul of this. It is because he was preaching a radical message of grace. Paul must have had a great emphasis on teaching that grace was so much greater than sin. In other words, no matter what people had done, God’s grace was sufficient. Having that emphasis could make people feel that it doesn’t matter if they sin, because they know that God’s grace is greater. As Paul continued to write the book of Romans he makes it very clear that he is not promoting sin, even though when you preach grace it can seem like that. "


Sam Youngren

3 comments:

jul said...

great quote!

Craig said...

Hey Juls...it is hey. Funny how it seems so obvious now, but was hidden for so long...i guess the veil is coming off!!..THANK YOU LORD!! Dig your blog BTW...

jul said...

I know, everything finally makes sense in light of grace, isn't it great?!?!

And thanks, I dig your blog too!