Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your almsgiving remembered before God.
Romans 2: 13-16
For it is not those who hear the law who are just in the
sight of God; rather, those who observe the
law will be justified. For when the Gentiles
who do not have the law by nature observe the prescriptions of the law, they are a law for themselves
even though they do not
have the law. They show that the demands of the law are written in their hearts,while their conscience also bears
witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even
defend them on the day when, according to my
gospel, God will judge people's hidden works
through Christ Jesus.
Cornelius was a pagan Roman centurion
mentioned in the Acts of the