one of the things that really stuck out at me was the fact that whether I am a Jew or a Gentile, my faith is not anything to be proud of. the only reason I believe is because of the FREE GIFT that God has given to me, FAITH by GRACE.
and since that is true, and God is not a God of partiality, in anything, we must never look down on others for what they do, or what they believe. we are no better than them. if God is not a God of partiality, there are no "white" sins or "black" sins. it is all the same, all just as horrible and ugly.
we are all sinners. and the only reason for our faith is free grace.
for when we were still without strength,
in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
for scarcely for a righteous man will one die;
yet perhaps for a good man
someone would even dare to die.
but God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.
much more then, having now been justified by His blood,
we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
for if when we were enemies we were reconciled
to God through the death of His Son,
having been reconciled,
we shall be saved by His life.
and not only that,
but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have now received the reconciliation.