Romans 3:7 & 8
Someone might argue, 'If my falsehood enhances God's truthfulness
and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?' Why not say-as we are
being slanderously reported as saying and as some claim that we say-'Let us do evil that
good may result'? Their condemnation is deserved.
Paul continues with this question and it is still relevant to us
today. The argument that he describes is based on a lack of understanding of God,
salvation, and love. First, the idea that we, as people, "increases the glory" of God is
a false idea. God's glory does not depend on us it is simply a characteristic of God.
Our actions do not create the glory of God but are a reflection of His glory and that is
a big difference. The second question about condemnation shows a lack of understanding
of salvation and the freedom that comes with that. In Galatians chapter five, Paul warns
us that we have freedom in Christ and to beware of people trying to cause us to be
"burdened again by a yoke of slavery". The slavery that he is talking about is slavery
to the Law but, when we accept the payment for our sins through Jesus Christ, we are no
longer under the law but under grace. Therefore, we are free to do what we want but we
don't continue to sin because of our love for Jesus. If you love someone, you do not
continue to do things that make them unhappy and the same is true with us and Jesus.