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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Simpson

Truth or Consequences

“God will repay each person according to what they have done.” Romans 2:6

Many people, especially in our current culture, reject an absolute authority, believing they rule their own life. They think they are so special and unique they won’t have to answer to anyone but themselves. But just because a person believes something doesn’t mean it is true. This false narrative that if a person just believes something, then it is ‘their truth’, is unfounded and unscriptural. The truth is, there is only one truth, and His name is Jesus, so…


“…God does not show favoritism.” Romans 2:11

As our creator, all people are special to God. He loves everyone of us. But His love does not mean He is not also the judge of all humanity. In this way, even though we are all unique, we are all the same, under God’s authority. Another way to look at this is God does not prefer one person over another. We are special to Him, just not that special. God does not like us more than any anyone else. Paul wrote this because the Jews believed they were the chosen of God (true) and therefore above the same judgment as the gentiles (not true). Look, it’s not personal, it is just sin - an all inclusive resort and all of humanity has been registered as guests. Our only way out is through the blood of Jesus. In this regards it was personal - for Jesus.


“A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code…” Romans 2:28-29

It’s not about your race (Jewish or gentile), your religion (what you were born into), or your journey (particular and unique). It does not matter who you are related to or friends with (Heaven has no plus ones). So, who you are, where you’ve been or what you’ve done is not what salvation is about. Salvation is a personal (exclusive) decision that each individual must make to follow Jesus. After this decision, we make daily decisions about how we will follow Jesus - decisions only the individual can make.

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