Acts10:34-35 34 So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.
This chapter is about conversion. Not Cornelius is conversion but Peter’s conversion. Peter now understood that Christianity was meant for all believers. When Christ died on the cross, he died to save everyone’s sins not just the sins of one particular group of people.
Today’s Christians still put up barriers and conditions. There are no conditions that need to be met to believe in Christ. You only have to believe that Jesus is the Christ. You have to believe Jesus is the son of the living God, our risen Lord and Savior.
I need to be aware of the barriers that I put up. I judge people on dress, music, location, race and even religion. But the cross is open to anyone who believes. God loves everybody and I should love everybody as well.
The Gospel is not an “us versus them” mentality. We are not Christians because we are better than others, We are only Christians because we believe and have placed our hope in Christ. I must be willing to accept everyone because Christ died for everyone.
Help to remove all barriers. Help to remove the physical, mental and emotional barriers that stop us from spreading the gospel and living out the gospel.