Romans 2:11 – God Shows No Partiality

If you’ve been watching the culture and hearing those around us decry the sins of man – if you believed them – you would certainly think that God shows partiality.  Of what sin am I speaking?  Really, just one.  The sin of whiteness.  Oh, my.  Do you know what “the third rail” is when someone mentions that?  Many subway systems operate on electricity.  Like normal trains there are the two tracks on which the wheels run that support the structure of the train.  But there is also an electrified track that provides the power for the subway.  This is called the third rail. As you can imagine, the amount of voltage necessary to propel the engine and the many cars is quite high.  If someone touches this rail – which has happened numerous times over the years when people have fallen into the train well where the tracks are – they are instantly fried to death.  The sin of whiteness – and pushing back against this narrative – is the third rail of culture and politics today.  Anyone doing so is instantly excoriated by proponents of Critical Race Theory (CRT) as being racist.  That person is targeted and metaphorically electrified for his heresy.

The people behind this movement have taken a holier-than-thou attitude.  They have turned skin color into a religion.  Black is good.  White is bad.  Notice how the narrative is turned upside down from how the Bible portrays darkness and light.  But Scripture is not speaking of the color of one’s skin; it is speaking of the condition of one’s heart.  If a person has a black heart, every thought he has is evil and deceitful.  We don’t talk about a white heart, of course; we speak of a soft one.  A black heart is hard and fallow.  It is waiting to be plowed and sowed to grow a good crop.  In the meantime, it has cultivated only weeds as it waits for the softening rains.

In these current times, God’s Word has been neglected and forgotten.  Such Biblical principles have long since been left by the wayside.  We have only what man deems is good (with plenty of Satanic influence).  Purveyors of CRT have decided that they are righteous and have the authority to judge everyone else.  That judgment allows them to shame others for being born with a skin color that doesn’t meet with their approval.  Yes, in the past, being born black was an offense to many and a cause for oppression.  That didn’t make it right then; this opposite narrative is not right now.  A sinful approach to life isn’t fixed simply by turning it around and standing it on its head.  It just transfers hate from one group to another.

Paul in Romans discusses the condition of man, his heart, and how God views man’s sinful practices.  Here is Paul in Romans 2:1-3:

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?

When the unredeemed, sinful heart of man judges another, God turns that judgment around so that it falls on the one judging.  God knows whose heart is hard or soft, whose heart is black and devoid of the light that only He brings through His Son Jesus Christ.  The people criticizing and heaping guilt on others for their skin color are not just in God’s eyes.  He does not approve of such thoughts and actions.

It’s one thing for unchurched people to think this way.  Frankly, they are pagans.  They are unbelievers who – at least to this point in their lives – have rejected the goodness of God and the call that He makes upon every person on this planet to turn to Him.  However, those who call themselves people of God should know better.  Sadly, far too many pastors have bought into this CRT, black versus white, mentality.  As such, they demand their congregations feel shame at their whiteness and demand that they repent of that sin over which they have no control.  It is folly.

What does Paul tell us in Romans 2:5 concerning the rejection of God’s kindness and requirement for repentance – not for our skin color, but for our sins?

But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.

The rejection of God’s truth means that a day of wrath and judgment is coming for each person who says no to what He has shown them.  In fact, God does not take kindly to attitudes that are contrary to the boundaries He has erected.  Romans 2:8-9 speaks of this:

but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,

According to God, it is ultimately the evil in one’s heart that brings His judgment upon a person.  He promises an awful end for everyone who transgresses the righteousness that He alone determines.

It is not a matter of black or white.  People are people.  In the contrarian vernacular: All Lives Matters.  How can I say this?  It’s not what is popular and communicated from every side.  Simple.  Look at the final verse here in Romans 2:11:

For God shows no partiality.

Do you see a qualifier, i.e. the word “except”?  As in: God shows no partiality except to black people, or (in the past) white people?  No.  It’s quite straightforward.

To all who have bought into the false – dare I say Marxist – narrative of Critical Race Theory, God will not look kindly on your embracing this philosophy so contrary to His heart and intent.  Repent before it’s too late.

The Judge is coming.  He has standards upon which He will base His decisions as to whether people are righteous or not, whether they deserve rewards or not.  Only by adhering to the Word of God can we be assured that what we do and how we live is pleasing to Him.  His Word is truth, and it certainly doesn’t come from the warped minds of sinful men.

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