This Sunday, we will hear from Romans 3:1-8. In it, Paul addresses three objections that he anticipates might come from his readers after hearing his gospel.
- If God’s grace is available to anyone and everyone (including Gentiles), then what is the advantage of being Jewish? Is there even a point to it?
- If Jewish people who refuse to trust in Christ will experience God’s judgment, doesn’t that mean that God is failing to keep his promises to Israel?
- If we are saved by grace, and not works, then why not just indulge in sin, since God is just going to forgive us anyway?
Paul raises these difficult questions, and lays the foundation for their answers. He will expound on them more extensively later in his letter. (Romans 6-8 and 9-11, respectively.)