God is 100% Impartial: Romans 2:6-11
“6) who WILL RENDER TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS: 7) to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; 8) but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation. 9) There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek, 10) but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 11) For there is no partiality with God.” Romans‬ ‭2:6-11
When God takes His seat on the judgment seat, He will be absolutely impartial. He will render to each person according to their deeds. To those who consistently do good, there will be glory, honor, immortality and eternal life. But to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, there will be wrath and indignation. The Jewish nation and the Gentiles will be judged by the same standard.
In these verses Paul is merely establishing the character of God when it comes to judgment. Even with instant replay, He will never have a call overturned. He will get it right 100% of the time.
But you say; “I object, no human who has ever lived, except Jesus Christ Himself was without sin! If this text is true, God must condemn and judge everyone!” After a moment of contemplation, you might come back with the observation that “everyone is guilty before God!”
I agree! At this point in Romans 1:18-2:11 it looks pretty bleak for humanity. But Paul is not done with his assessment of human depravity yet. He is about to unmask the legalistic “Jew.” Keep reading and studying because hope is on the way. The glorious light of the Gospel is about to shine through the dark cloud of human depravity.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global