Russell and Duenes

Though Every Man Be a Liar!

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St. Paul asks a rhetorical question in his letter to the Romans: “What if some did not believe? Their unfaithfulness will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?” Paul’s response: “Certainly not! But let God be true, but every man a liar.” Paul further remarks that whatever God’s law says, “it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may become accountable to God.”

God’s truth and His righteous orders to His people have never been subject to popular whim or approval. We do not determine our stance toward them based on whatever this or that “serious scholar” might happen to say. God’s word stands as it is, even if every man and woman stands against it with his or her own opinions or judgments. Not only this, but we should not be surprised when the “serious scholars” and the “important” people in the “evangelical” movement abandon God’s beautiful truth, for God Himself tells us that “it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God,” and it is “with difficulty that the righteous is saved.” I imagine the important people in Israel were also leading the way to the shrines of Baal.

So when some “scholar,” who supposedly has “gravitas” (or whatever other misnomer our evangelical gatekeepers want to place upon him or her), decides he’s abandoning God’s teaching on sexuality and marriage whilst heaping scorn on God’s Word and God’s faithful people, we need not join the apostasy. His mouth will one day be closed. His lies cannot detract one iota from God’s unstoppable and unchanging truth. We ought to remember that God Himself endures. (Psalm 102:24-27). Even the heavens will “wear out like a garment,” but God is the same, and His Word abides forever, as the only Word by which we may be saved.



Written by Michael Duenes

October 25, 2014 at 4:37 am

Posted in Duenes, Ethics

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