Wednesday, March 18 2009
There is a scripture in Romans the 2nd chapter that is quoted often and for very good reasons. It speaks to the nature of God and it simply says...
11 For there is no respect of persons with God. (KJV)
Although, this is easily understood, I want to use other verisons in speaking of this verse. They state the following...
11 For God shows no partiality [undue favor or unfairness; with Him one man is not different from another]. [Deut. 10:17; II Chron. 19:7.] (AMP)
11 God does not play favorites. (GW)
As a Christian, I must follow the example that Jesus has set before us. He does not favor one race or class of people over another. It is His desire to have a relationship with all people. Peter may not have believed his own sermon, but he preached on the day of Pentecost the message of hope for ALL PEOPLE...
Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
It is essential for the church to reach their community not just a portion of the community. We must condemn racism and the separation of classes and worship as the body of Christ because Jesus expects it.
Pastor Robert P. Eaby, Jr.