God is No Respecter of Persons

by Scott Price

“Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.” Acts 10:34

The truth that God is not a respecter of persons is mentioned throughout the Bible. When God’s people declare that God the Father has elected or chosen a multitude of people that were loved in Christ, their Mediator and Representative, and has rejected the rest who were not loved, many people respond with; “God is no respecter of persons.” God’s people readily agree and would not defame or pervert the character of God by making salvation conditioned on God’s respect for man, or even for what God sees that man will do in the future.
The Bible teaches, therefore we believe that God is no respecter of persons in election because sovereign electing grace is conditioned on Christ as the elect are chose “in Him” and for His sake. Before they were chosen in Him they were loved in Him, not conditioned on ANYTHING in them or on ANYTHING that God sees in the future that will do. We are “accepted in the beloved” (Christ) from start to finish. This is the thrust of the good news of the gospel.

Those that would object to unconditional election and claim that God is no respecter of persons are the very one’s who make God a respecter of persons in their defense of conditional election. They condition election of God looking down through the future to see who will have faith and respects the person because of their action and then elects them on that basis. This definitely makes God a respecter of persons. Since the only true God of the Bible is not a respecter of persons in this way, any other god that is would be a false god of someone’s imagination.
God is absolutely sovereign in salvation and is not a respecter of persons since salvation is unconditional on man. Those that believe other wise have not repented of man’s humanistic idols of freewill, works religion. Christ will have the honor, glory, and preeminence or there will not be salvation at all.

2 Responses to “God is No Respecter of Persons”

  1. Mark Mcculley Says:

    Many Hyper-Calvinists do not believe that justification – being
    declared righteous based on the imputed righteousness of Christ –
    occurs at the time a person is regenerated. Instead, they believe that
    God’s elect are already declared righteous from before the foundation
    of the world. Some would say that God’s people were justified at the
    cross; however, this has the same implications for the unregenerate
    elect after the cross as eternal justification. These Hyper-Calvinists
    claim that eternal justification (or justification at the cross)
    glorifies God by taking the work of man out of the justification
    equation and that any who believe that faith and justification are
    inseparably connected believe in a form of salvation conditioned on
    the sinner. https://agrammatos.org/2011/11/01/damnable-hyper-calvinist-heresy/

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