What, then, shall we say? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?
Or, do you despise the riches of his goodness, and his forbearance, and his long suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
But if our unrighteousness causes God's plan of justifying men to be better known, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous, who inflicts punishment? I speak as a man.
Do we, then, make law void through the faith? It can not be. On the other hand, we establish law.
But, besides the first offense, law was introduced, in order that offenses might abound: but where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
For you have been called to freedom, brethren: only use not your freedom as an occasion for the flesh, but become servants to one another, through love.
as being free, and yet not using your freedom as a cloak for malice, but as servants of God.
For by speaking boastful words of folly, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, and through lasciviousness, those who had really escaped from those who live in error.
For some men have stealthily entered in, who were long ago appointed to this condemnation; ungodly men, who pervert the grace of our God, and use it for lascivious purposes, and deny our only Sovereign and Lord, Jesus Christ.