July 13th, 2019
The Gospel is for Everyone
Acts 10:34 (KJB) Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.
The ancient Jewish people had been raised to believe that they were naturally the accepted people of God. While this is true for a time in the old testament, this special treatment of God’s chosen people did not last forever. In fact, as this New Testament verse clearly states, God is not a respecter of persons.
It is true since sin entered the world, each person is naturally born to die in his sin. For a time, God winked at the sin of the Jewish nation (Acts 17:30-31). However, lineage and birthright are not sufficient alone for salvation. When the Jewish people refused to follow God or to discern His will for their life, nor appreciate God, and personally repent of their sin and turn to God He had to turn His back to them.
Not only that but God soon grafted the Gentiles into His spiritual family. This was a hard truth for the Jewish people to accept and swallow that any person, or whosoever, could come to Christ rather than relying upon their heritage and ancestry.
Any person who believes they are God’s gift to this world, that they were naturally born into God’s family, and that God relies on them, they are sadly mistaken. The gospel is for everyone universally, however, a man must choose to come to God through the gift of His son and not according to his or her own perceived merit before God.