Romans 2:12-14 (NKJV)

12 For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law 13 (for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified; 14 for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves,

Is Paul saying that God will judge the gentiles with one measure of judgment & the Jews with another measure of judgement

  • What do you mean by measure? That God is lighter on one than the other? Mar 4, 2017 at 16:09

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Shalom Collen.

If you look at the words themselves, they say that those who have sinned without law will also PERISH without law. The words do not say that this group of people will not be JUDGED by the law.

This just serves to highlight that the law is good in that it aims to prevent people from going down the path of death, or dying before their time.

The subsequent words point to both Jews and Gentiles being judged by what they do instead of what they hear (the Gentiles did and do not have the privilege of hearing the laws of Judaism).

The Gentiles, also, by nature do the things in the law, meaning, their own conscience tells them what is right and wrong (this conscience of right and wrong came from eating from the Tree of KNOWLEDGE of GOOD and EVIL).

The Church, on the other hand, lives by another law, called THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE, which is life through FAITH, not effort - THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.

Be blessed.

Hannah David Singapore


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