“God of All the Nations” by The Rev. Kaji Douša

January 13th,2020 Categories: Pastor Kaji's Blog

In church today, we were reading the Acts of the Apostles in chapter 10, which talks about a really important story of Peter – maybe you have read it – where God gives Peter a vision, with a sheet coming down from heaven with things that he could eat that he believed he couldn’t eat, for rules of the law. And God started to try to instruct Peter that even though the law was there, that for Peter he needed to reach out his ministry beyond the group that he thought he was supposed to be ministering to. And, as Peter has this revelation, he says to the people who were listening to him in Cornelius’ household (again, check out chapter 10 in Acts), he says that God has no partiality and that Jesus is Lord of all the nations. And this is very important for us in this time, where it seems as if walls are coming up between nations. And I wonder, if God is Lord of all of the nations, then why don’t we treat each other like that? Why do we act as if we are the only ones God wants to bless? I call on Christians in particular, and all people of conscience, to say “Do you believe God plans for one nation to have more blessings than another?” Because that doesn’t sound like a God of all the nations, that sounds like a God of one nation, and that’s just not Biblical. And if you don’t believe me, go read your Bible, in Acts chapter 10, of the God who shows no partiality, and let’s talk. Amen

Pastor Kaji’s sermon on this subject is here: https://parkavenuechristian.com/gods-impartiality-by-the-rev-kaji-dousa/