It’s time for another vote.
I’m asking: Whose Condemnation is Just? You’re voting on one of four possible answers.
The passage in question? Romans 3:8.
And why not do evil that good may come? — as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.
Whose condemnation is just? Four options. Take your pick.
1. Paul. If Paul were saying, “Why not do evil that good may come?” it would be right to condemn him.
2. The people who slander. Because they speak falsely against Paul, they should be condemned.
3. People who do evil that good may come. Anyone who knowingly continues in sin in order for God’s glory to be seen is getting things gravely mixed up. Such an attitude deserves condemnation.
4. Or perhaps you’ve found yet another possible answer . . .
I will share my thoughts in just a few days, but I’d love to hear yours first. Anybody?
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