“For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief (faithlessness) make the faithfulness of God without effect?” (Romans 3:3)
The answer to this question settles everything.
Firstly, the teaching of men from the ‘eternal hell’ camp often answer,
“Yes. God cannot do anything anymore because of your unbelief. That’s why if you die unbelieving, you will remain eternally in hell and though God loves you, He can’t do anything anymore due to your unbelief” (Their best answer, literally. Don’t believe me? Ask them yourself & listen to their response)
But what does the Holy Spirit say (through the Bible) with respect to that question?
Surprising to most, the answer is the ‘next verse’ (to the one above); literally again:
“God forbid! yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written,
That Thou (God) might be justified in Thy sayings, and might overcome when Thou art judged.” (Romans 3:4)
Can’t see it?
Note the points below:
1. The phrase “God forbid!” means “God is Saying No!”. “No” to what? “No” to the fallacious implication that “unbelief” can “foil God’s faithfulness” (such as His Will especially His One declared Will in Scripture to Save the World, men & creation or just plain all!).
2. The second part of verse 4 clearly reaffirms this “No!” to the “fallacy” that “unbelief” can stand “absolutely” (that is, eternally) against His Faithfulness by Saying that “God Will be Justified by proving this” when “He is Judged” (He Will be proven Perfect because their little unbelief cannot and will not stand against Him ‘eternally’)
3. God Will “overcome” their “unbelief” by proving “His Faithfulness” (even for these ones since He is Good to All, literally) and by doing so, He Will prove “every man” (all men) a “liar”.
4. Lastly, Why are “all men proved to be liars”?
(not ‘some men’ but ‘all men’ – literally)
Simple: read the above again in a literal manner. You will note that “all men are proved to be liars” because they ‘think’ that ‘unbelief’ can ‘nullify the Faithfulness of God’ (especially foil His One Plan which is to Save the World – the Reason Christ Jesus was sent by the Father into the World).
That is to say, at some point of our own ‘thinking’, ‘all men’ (including me) will ‘doubt’ or ‘think’ that ‘unbelief’ can ‘stop’ or ‘nullify’ God’s Faithfulness to carry out ‘His Will’; Remember, His Faithfulness has always been to ‘solve the problem’ or hindrances and ‘to fulfill His Will’ in the ‘end’.
Any resistance to His Will may only last to this ‘age’ only. This is the reason Christ prayed that “Your Will be done on earth” (signifying that only currently, in this age, the ‘freewill’ of creation may be allowed to be set against Him). This is clearly temporal since Satan himself is only having his dominion as ‘god of this age’ (2 Corinthians 4:4) for a ‘limited time period’ and not ‘forever’.
That is why Christ returns as King of kings at the end of this age to take over in the age to come and beyond fulfilling the Perfect Will of God to Save the World (All) as His Prayer says, “as it is in Heaven” (literally).
As usual, you decide for yourselves which is ‘right’, clean and True (literally).
1. In the ‘literal context’ (of God Saves All in the End), the verse below makes ‘sense’ (continued from the verses above in the same chapter)
“…Let us do evil, that good will come? whose damnation is just.” (Romans 3:8)
Note that the Truth that God Loves & Saves All in the end is the only Fact which suits the question in the verse above, “Let us do evil, that good may come?”.
Because if ‘hell is ‘eternal’ for those who do ‘evil’, then the verse above makes ‘no sense’. However, under the light of Truth where Christ Saves All, the ‘abuse’ of Truth to continue doing ‘evil’ proves the ‘condemnation’ of those who practice such to be ‘just’ (note that regardless, ‘Good will come’).
2. Here’s the icing on the cake:
Note that just as your pastors/leaders have falsely and ‘slanderously’ accused the believers in the True Gospel of ‘promoting sin since there’s no eternal hell’, so did the Jews do to Paul (consider ‘same’ verse above; stated below in ‘full’):
“And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.”
(Romans 3:8 – in full)
3. By the way, the word ‘will’ in Romans 3:8 is not ‘may’ since it’s the same word used elsewhere such as in describing the return of Christ (Matthew 25:31; Mark 8:38; 1 Corinthians 11:26) which we all now is not a ‘may’ but a ‘will’ in ‘time’.