Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Out Of Context

Will someone please quote Romans 3:23 in context? Almost every time I see or hear it quoted, it's used as evidence that "...all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". Like it's a complete sentence.

I don't mean to be anal but man, talk about missing the point! The verse is totally about justification, grace and righteousness given freely. I get cranky when people make verses say what they were never meant to say. Yes, all
have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, but that's absolutely NOT the point Paul is making. He's saying that since we all are in the same boat, we're all saved the same way- by grace. Quote verse 23 all you want but please... don't quote it alone! Thanks.

"21But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus."

2 Comments:

Blogger JLF said...

Amen. :) Mind if I ask what brought this on?

July 26, 2006 8:09 AM  
Blogger DErifter said...

I'm not as mad as I sound, only annoyed. I just read on yet another website (a church website) about why we need Jesus. You know, what they're about.

July 26, 2006 6:08 PM  

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