For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans
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Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision?
Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God.
What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?
By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.”
But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.)
By no means! For then how could God judge the world?
But if through my lie God’s truth abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner?
And why not do evil that good may come?—as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.
It would be in error to do away with any of God’s Words – God’s Truth. Also, we err if we judge God’s truth by the lack of faith shown by those who claim to carry God’s truth. God’s Word and God’s Truth remain. Mankind is fallible, not so God. We look to the Lord for truth and not to man–humanity. We find ourselves disappointed whenever we put trust in humanity, even the humanity who carries God’s message. Let us be careful to always place our trust in God alone. Blessed be the name of the Lord.