Romans 2:11

For there is no respect of persons with God.
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A Treatise Against the Heretic Novatian

AD 255
Let us have in contemplation especially the day of judgment and retribution, and what must be believed by all of us, and firmly maintained, that "there is no acceptance of persons with God; "


AD 400
Paul shows that neither Jews nor Greeks will be rejected by God if they believe in Christ, but that both are justified by faith. Likewise, he says that those who do not believe are equally guilty, since circumcision without faith is worthless but uncircumcision with faith is acceptable. For God does not stick to any privilege of race, so as to accept unbelief on account of ancestors and reject believers because of the unworthiness of their parents. Rather he rewards or condemns each one on his own merits. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.


AD 420
We are all born equal, emperors and paupers, and we die as equals. Our humanity is of one quality.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
When Paul says that Jews as well as Gentiles will be punished if they sin, he does not have to argue his case. But when he wants to prove that the Gentile is honored, then he needs a reason for saying so, because it seemed too much to say that someone who knew nothing of the Law or the Prophets would be honored merely for doing good…. God shows no partiality toward persons; he judges actions. Paul says that Jews differed from Gentiles, not in their actions but in their persons only. But it is not for this reason that one is honored and the other disgraced. It is from their works that honor or disgrace will come. He does not say it quite like this though, so as not to rouse the Jews to anger.

Peter of Alexandria

AD 311
Knowing, says he, that our and their Master is in heaven; and that there is no respect of persons with Him.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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