In this sermon, we are going to look at the meaning of ‘God shows no partiality.’
This phrase comes from Peter’s speech after he had an encounter with Cornelius, a Roman officer that was seeking the way of the Christian faith.
Bible verse about God shows no partiality.
Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “in truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. “But in every nation whosoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.Acts 10:34-35.
The meaning of God shows no partiality.
From the story surrounding Peter’s speech, God shows no partiality means that God does not accept people based on their race, tribe, or religion, but rather on their good or righteous deeds.
To further understand what we are trying to say, let’s inspect what the scripture says in Romans 2:14-29.
The above scripture answers all the questions we could ever have about this matter because so long as every human being that exists (notwithstanding the religion) gets to maturity, where they fully understand what is good and evil, the law of God has already been written in their hearts.
And whatever choice they make at any given time, whether good or bad, their very hearts have already bared them, witness, to testify on that Day of Judgment.
And from this scripture, we can also see that it is through Jesus Christ that every living being (still notwithstanding religion) will be judged by God, based on the things they did while on earth, and not on the fact that they were Christians or not.
Now, if we properly review the only recorded act of the final judgment in (Mathew 25:31-45), we will have a proper understanding of the fact that Jesus will not tell anyone to enter into the kingdom of His Father just because he was a Christian, but rather, because he kept the commandments of God.
And if we look deeper into this final judgment, we will again discover that it is the attitude we have toward our fellow human beings that will determine our everlasting fate.
Jesus summed this up in the law and the prophets: “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. (Mathew 7:12)