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God (YHWH) is Impartial:

Romans 2:11 For there is no partiality with God. (New American Standard Bible, Ref. Ed. By Moody Press; NASB-MP)

The Apostle Peter stated at Acts 10:34-35, "And Peter opened his mouth and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is acceptable to him." (American Standard Version, ASV). This fact was clearly shown with respect the Canaanite Rahab and her family. When Joshua attacked the walled Canaanite City of Jericho, and defeated it with the help of God (YHWH), who caused an earthquake that made the walls fall down, except for one small area where the house of Rahab was.

Why was this house on the wall spared? It was because Rahab, although a Canaanite, had acted in good faith to protect some of Joshua's spies as recorded at Joshua 2:1-11, "And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men as spies secretly, saying, Go, view the land, and Jericho. And they went and came into the house of a harlot whose name was Rahab, and lay there. 2 And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to-night of the children of Israel to search out the land. 3 And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, that are entered into thy house; for they are come to search out all the land. 4 And the woman took the two men, and hid them; and she said, Yea, the men came unto me, but I knew not whence they were: 5 and it came to pass about the time of the shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out; whither the men went I know not: pursue after them quickly; for ye will overtake them. 6 But she had brought them up to the roof, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof. 7 And the men pursued after them the way to the Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they that pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate. 8 And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof; 9 and she said unto the men, I know that Jehovah hath given you the land, and that the fear of you is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away before you. 10 For we have heard how Jehovah dried up the water of the Red Sea before you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were beyond the Jordan, unto Sihon and to Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. 11 And as soon as we had heard it, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more spirit in any man, because of you: for Jehovah your God, he is God in heaven above, and on earth beneath." (ASV). She and her family were spared while all the other Canaanites in the city were devoted to destruction by Joshua. This clearly demonstrates a Truth as stated in the previously quoted Acts 10:34-35, that "God is no respecter of persons," i.e., he is impartial.

His impartiality was demonstrated in his dealings with Abraham. The disciple James drew attention to God's (YHWH's) undeserved kindness in his dealings with Abraham and his offspring. It was Abraham's faith, NOT his ethnic origin that made him God's (YHWH's) friend as recorded at James 2:23, "and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, 'And Abraham Believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness," and he was called the friend of God." (NASB-MP). In fact, Abraham's faith and love (agape) for God (YHWH) brought blessings to his descendants as recorded at 2 Chronicles (2 Paralipomenon), 20:7, "didst not thou our God kill all the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?" (Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible). In fact, God (YHWH) promised Abraham at Genesis 22:17-18, "I will bless thee, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the sea shore; thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies. 18 and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because thou hast obeyed my voice." (Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)..

Thus far from showing partiality, God (YHWH) demonstrated by his dealings with Israel what he will and can do for those who obey him. The dealings are an example of how God (YHWH) shows loyal love with respect his faithful servants. Although Israel was God's (YHWH's) special people, this did not signify that other people were excluded from experiencing God's benevolence as shown by Exodus 19:5, "Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be mine own possession from among all peoples: for all the earth is mine:" (ASV); and Romans 4:1-8, " What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, hath found according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not toward God. 3 For what saith the scripture? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness. 4 Now to him that worketh, the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but as of debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is reckoned for righteousness. 6 Even as David also pronounceth blessing upon the man, unto whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works, 7 [saying], Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, And whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man to whom, the Lord will not reckon sin." (ASV).

Likewise, his only begotten Son, Jesus (Yeshua) was impartial. During his earthly ministry, Jesus (Yeshua), who is the exact representation of his Father (YHWH), imitated God's (YHWH's) impartiality as testified to at Hebrews 1:3, "who being the effulgence of his glory, and the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;" (ASV). For example, he did not hold back from witnessing to a Samaritan women at a well as shown at John 4:7-30, "There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. 8 For his disciples were gone away into the city to buy food. 9 The Samaritan woman therefore saith unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, who am a Samaritan woman? (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered and said unto unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. 11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: whence then hast thou that living water? 12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his sons, and his cattle? 13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Every one that drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up unto eternal life. 15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come all the way hither to draw. 16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. 17 The woman answered and said unto him, I have no husband. Jesus saith unto her, Thou saidst well, I have no husband: 18 for thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: this hast thou said truly. 19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall ye worship the Father. 22 Ye worship that which ye know not: we worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for such doth the Father seek to be his worshippers. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth. 25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh (he that is called Christ): when he is come, he will declare unto us all things. 26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am [he]. 7 And upon this came his disciples; and they marvelled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why speakest thou with her? 28 So the woman left her waterpot, and went away into the city, and saith to the people, 29 Come, see a man, who told me all things that [ever] I did: can this be the Christ? 30 They went out of the city, and were coming to him." (ASV).

This impartiality was shown in the early Christian congregation. To wit, Jews and non-Jews were equal as the Apostle Paul wrote at Romans 2:10-11, "but glory and honor and peace to every man who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God." (NASB-MP).

In fact, the Apostle John saw in a vision a vast spiritual group from every nation as testified to at Revelation 7:9-10, "9 After these things I saw, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of [all] tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 and they cry with a great voice, saying, Salvation unto our God who sitteth on the throne, and unto the Lamb." (ASV). Therefore, no ethnic group or language is excluded from the modern-day true Christian congregation. Individuals from all backgrounds have the prospect of surviving the coming 'great tribulation,' the end times culmination, and drinking from 'fountains of water of life' in the new world as testified to at Revelation 7:14-17, "And I say unto him, My lord, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they that come of the great tribulation, and they washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God; and they serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall spread his tabernacle over them. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun strike upon them, nor any heat: 17 for the Lamb that is in the midst of the throne shall be their shepherd, and shall guide them unto fountains of waters of life: and God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes." (ASV).

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