Wednesday, June 13

Romans 3:29-30 (The good news)

Romans 3:29-30 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30since God is one. He will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

Paul is pointing to one, and only one, way to salvation for all people. Both Jews and Gentiles are saved through faith alone. In the book of Romans, Paul explains over and over that there is only one people of God and they are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. The covenant promise is for the elect, and the elect are the true Israel of God. The true Israel of God is the elect remnant of ethnic Israel and the elect of the Gentiles from every tongue and tribe in the world. The non-believers of ethnic Israel and the non-believers of Gentiles are in the same boat of being unsaved. There are no spiritual covenants that include entire nations, and there are no spiritual covenants that necessarily include entire family or church groups. God saves individuals and not groups or nations.

One promise, one people, one means of salvation, one destiny. There are no other roads to the mountaintop and no other means that men can be made right with God. God has provided the way to be saved from his holy and righteous wrath, and all the ways that men may devise or imagine are simply worthless.

Praise God that he provided one way for human beings to have eternal life. How ludicrous it is for anyone to complain that God does not accept the false Gods of their imagination.

8 comments:

donsands said...

Grace alone by faith alone! Amen. Good post.

Penless Thoughts said...

You've done it again!!! Said it all in a concise few words. Oh how I admire that God given ability you have to do that. I give God the credit!!! cause we know it ALL comes from HIM!!
Susan

jazzycat said...

Don and Susan,
Thanks and you are so right Susan. Everything good and full of grace comes from God.

Scribe said...

Jazzy,

I love how you "shoot from the hip" on some of these points...

Thank God that He , by His Sovereign mercy, included us gentiles and has made us the spiritual seed of Abraham.

There are no other roads to the mountaintop and no other means that men can be made right with God.

Do you hear and understand that all you universalists!?

Scribe said...

The road that leads to life is straight and narrow, but it is wide enough to allow the "chief of sinners" through...

Marcian said...

Amen, scribe!

Craver Vii said...

So, were you at this barnyard opry? I'll bet it's a good time.

"...all the ways that men may devise or imagine are simply worthless."

I grieve for the deceived.

jazzycat said...

Thanks Scribe, Marcian, and Craver:
The Barnyard Opry is a unique event. Some musicians got together and formed a group and started playing in an old barn one them owned. They begin to fix it up and now draw 200+ on the 1st and 3rd Sat. of each month....
I have a link to their site that I do for them. They do not charge admission, but just pass the hat around. They are solid Christians....