6/28 Romans 10:12-13

12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13 For "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

The Judeo-Christian worldview is the only one that can claim to hold the same value on every human life. It holds that all are created in the image of God. That belief alone makes prejudice, bigotry, all forms of abuse, murder, theft, and adultery to be unethical. The secular world cries out against inequality while at the same time teaching Darwinian evolution that declares we are unequal and should fight to rise to the top. God is not biased toward any race or people group. Every soul is precious in His eyes.

The riches God gives to those who call on Him are of an eternal nature. He is Lord of all humankind, whether they know it or not. He draws each and every one to Himself. To respond to His work in our heart by calling out to Him to save us is the beginning of our salvation. Those who call out to Him will be saved!

To call on the name of the Lord is to call on the Creator for His wonderful attributes of grace, mercy, and love. It does not mean to have His name correctly pronounced, or even to have heard from a missionary what God revealed His name to be. It is to call on His attributes in recognition of His power and authority. Whoever does so will be saved - no matter their ethnicity, their physical or spiritual condition, or their past sins. Almighty God waits for each person to humbly respond to His work in his or her life. This is why John wrote that God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him would not perish (John 3:16). That includes every individual born on this planet from day six. It grieves God that so many will refuse to come.

Consider: Invite people to call out to their Creator, even if they have had a bad experience with "Christians." God can straighten out our misperceptions in time.