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Romans 3:04 - God is true - Every man is a liar Bookmark

Romans 3:4

"Rom 3:1-8 - The law could not save in or from sins, yet it gave the Jews advantages for obtaining salvation.  Their stated ordinances, education in the knowledge of the true God and his service, and many favors shown to the children of Abraham, all were means of grace, and doubtless were made useful to the conversion of many.  But especially the Scriptures were committed to them.  Enjoyment of God's word and ordinances, is the chief happiness of a people.  But God's promises are made only to believers; therefore the unbelief of some, or of many professors, cannot make this faithfulness of no effect.  He will fulfill his promises to his people, and bring his threatened vengeance upon unbelievers.  God's judging the world, should for ever silence all doubtings and reflections upon his justice.  The wickedness and obstinate unbelief of the Jews, proved man's need of the righteousness of God by faith, and also his justice in punishing for sin.  Let us do evil, that good may come, is oftener in the heart than in the mouth of sinners; for few thus justify themselves in their wicked ways.  The believer knows that duty belongs to him, and events to God; and that he must not commit any sin, or speak one falsehood, upon the hope, or even assurance, that God may thereby glorify himself. If any speak and act thus, their condemnation is just."  Mathew Henry's Concise Commentary

"May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, 'THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS, AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED.'" (NASB)

"God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged." (KJV)

"Of course not!  Even if everyone else is a liar, God is true.  As the Scriptures say about Him, 'You will be proved right in what you say, and You will win Your case in court.'" (NLT)

"Rom 3:4 Absolutely not!  Let God be proven true, and every human being shown up as a liar, just as it is written: 'so that you will be justified in your words and will prevail when you are judged.'" (NET)

That Apostle is saying that if any doctrine that calls God a liar is false!  Our fallen state requires that we justify self at any cost.  Do we not judge others and then rationalize our motives to justify our actions?  We are false! The truth is not in us!  But the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is truth.  We can REST in His truth because of His Grace! What a wonderful place to be!

"God forbid, yea, let God be true, but every man a liar,.... Let no such thing ever enter into the minds of any, that the truth of God can be, or will be made of none effect by the want of faith in man; let it be always asserted and abode by; that God is true, faithful to his word, constant in his promises, and will always fulfill his purposes; though "every man is a liar", vain, fallacious, and inconstant: referring to Psalm 116:11;" Dr. John Gill

"Let God be true - Let God be esteemed true and faithful, whatever consequence may follow.  This was a first principle, and should be now, that God should be believed to be a God of truth, whatever consequence it might involve.  How happy would it be, if all people would regard this as a fixed principle, a matter not to be questioned in their hearts, or debated about, that God is true to his word!  How much doubt and anxiety would it save professing Christians; and how much error would it save among sinners!  Amidst all the agitations of the world, all conflicts, debates, and trials, it would be a fixed position where every man might find rest, and which would do more than all other things to allay the tempests and smooth the agitated waves of human life." Dr. Albert Barnes

Romans 3:4

"Rom 3:1-8 - The law could not save in or from sins, yet it gave the Jews advantages for obtaining salvation.  Their stated ordinances, education in the knowledge of the true God and his service, and many favors shown to the children of Abraham, all were means of grace, and doubtless were made useful to the conversion of many.  But especially the Scriptures were committed to them.  Enjoyment of God's word and ordinances, is the chief happiness of a people.  But God's promises are made only to believers; therefore the unbelief of some, or of many professors, cannot make this faithfulness of no effect.  He will fulfill his promises to his people, and bring his threatened vengeance upon unbelievers.  God's judging the world, should for ever silence all doubtings and reflections upon his justice.  The wickedness and obstinate unbelief of the Jews, proved man's need of the righteousness of God by faith, and also his justice in punishing for sin.  Let us do evil, that good may come, is oftener in the heart than in the mouth of sinners; for few thus justify themselves in their wicked ways.  The believer knows that duty belongs to him, and events to God; and that he must not commit any sin, or speak one falsehood, upon the hope, or even assurance, that God may thereby glorify himself. If any speak and act thus, their condemnation is just."  Mathew Henry's Concise Commentary

"May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, 'THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS, AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED.'" (NASB)

"God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged." (KJV)

"Of course not!  Even if everyone else is a liar, God is true.  As the Scriptures say about Him, 'You will be proved right in what you say, and You will win Your case in court.'" (NLT)

"Rom 3:4 Absolutely not!  Let God be proven true, and every human being shown up as a liar, just as it is written: 'so that you will be justified in your words and will prevail when you are judged.'" (NET)

That Apostle is saying that if any doctrine that calls God a liar is false!  Our fallen state requires that we justify self at any cost.  Do we not judge others and then rationalize our motives to justify our actions?  We are false! The truth is not in us!  But the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is truth.  We can REST in His truth because of His Grace! What a wonderful place to be!

"God forbid, yea, let God be true, but every man a liar,.... Let no such thing ever enter into the minds of any, that the truth of God can be, or will be made of none effect by the want of faith in man; let it be always asserted and abode by; that God is true, faithful to his word, constant in his promises, and will always fulfill his purposes; though "every man is a liar", vain, fallacious, and inconstant: referring to Psalm 116:11;" Dr. John Gill

"Let God be true - Let God be esteemed true and faithful, whatever consequence may follow.  This was a first principle, and should be now, that God should be believed to be a God of truth, whatever consequence it might involve.  How happy would it be, if all people would regard this as a fixed principle, a matter not to be questioned in their hearts, or debated about, that God is true to his word!  How much doubt and anxiety would it save professing Christians; and how much error would it save among sinners!  Amidst all the agitations of the world, all conflicts, debates, and trials, it would be a fixed position where every man might find rest, and which would do more than all other things to allay the tempests and smooth the agitated waves of human life." Dr. Albert Barnes



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