God Shows No Partiality
Paul, in his letter to the Romans states in the first 11 verses of the
second chapter that all mankind, whether believers in Christ Jesus or
not, is accountable to God. Paul also tells us that God will show no
partiality, with God one man is not different from another. Partiality
means to make unjust distinctions between people by treating one
person better than another. God is not inclined to favor one group
over another. All can receive salvation in Christ Jesus, all can be
healed of sickness and disease, all can be delivered from demon
possession. James 2:9 says if you treat one person better than
another, you are guilty of sin.
Sin is sin to God, whether you are a believer in Christ Jesus or not.
Paul tells us in Romans that grace is not a license to sin, on the
contrary, it bring about judgment. As we see in Deuteronomy 28, that
God often makes mankind''s sin their punishment.
In the last half of Romans 1, Paul lists sins of idolatry, sexual
immorality, homosexuality and their general life-style. Paul says that
all who are self-seeking, self-willed, sexually immoral, disobedient
to truth and responsive to evil will receive God''s righteous anger and
wrath. A person may feel self-righteous because he is not guilty of
the sins for which he judges others. But no one is guiltless—all have
sinned. By our very capacity to judge others we demonstrate that we
are responsible to judge ourselves. To judge another is to presume
that you have nothing to be judged in yourself—that attitude reveals a
sinful and hardened heart. Do you see if we Christians are doing the
same things the sinners are doing, there is no grace, but judgment.
God’s judgment will be impartial, and it will be according to what
people have done. God''s judgment will be based upon character and our
actions. All people will be held accountable for the truth that was
available to them and what they did with it.
Preaching about sin does not fill Churches, but the lack of it does
fill Hell. Being a minister that moves in healing and deliverance does
not fill Churches, but the lack of it does leave people sick and
possessed. Jesus clearly states that the believer who is self-seeking
and lukewarm will be left for the tribulation period. Who are the ones
that are taken, Romans 2:7,10 (Amp) - To those who by patient
persistence in well-doing [springing from piety] seek [unseen but
sure] glory and honor and [the eternal blessedness of] immortality, He
will give eternal life. V.10 - But glory and honor and [heart] peace
shall be awarded to everyone who [habitually] does good, the Jew first
and also the Greek (Gentile).
Pastor Bruce Hines