Romans 10:9-10: Another “if, then”

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Romans 10-9 10

It has been said that God is no respecter of persons. The scriptures make this clear. When God displayed His love and opened the way of salvation to the Gentiles, “Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons” (Acts 10:34). Romans 2:11 reiterates this truth: “For there is no respect of persons with God.”

God, however, is a respecter of conditions. Many times the terms of condition are expressed by the use of “if.” Throughout the Bible we find that God has set up “If . . . then” statements” to reveal promises that He will fulfill if we do our part. A recent blog entry discussed the phrase “If we. . .” followed by “then God,” as indicated in 1 John 3:8 and elsewhere in the chapter.

Nowhere are the terms of condition more clearly expressed than in the…

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