156: Partiality, God, and Humans (New Testament Lesson 30)

August 4, 2015

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

“God Is No Respecter of Persons”

This lesson explores the tension between perspectives divine and human–we learn that God loves all and does not even prefer one group to another (“All are alike unto God”), but humans on the other hand prove profoundly tribal. Peter’s vision prompting the spread of the gospel to the Gentiles prompts discussion.

Natasha and Brandon join the class.


Class Member Reading: Acts 10–14; 15:1–35

Additional Reading: Bible Dictionary, “Circumcision,” 646; “Cornelius,” 650

Scripture Chain: Acts 10:34–35; Acts 15:7–11; Romans 2:9–11; 2 Nephi 26:33


You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF)



McConkie, All Are Alike Unto God

“God’s Love For All Mankind” (From the Book of Mormon Student Manual, Moroni 7 Lesson)

Personal Epiphanies, BYU Speech by President Faust

All Are Alike Unto God, President Hunter

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Thanks to Jim Henderson for editing the discussion, and to Marshal McDonald for the bumper music!