All are EQUAL in Christ

In this world it is about how much money you have, who your family is, where you live, where you work, where you went to school, the colour of your skin, your gender…

Based on these things, we are treated one way by some and another way by others. Stereotypes and prejudices pervade societies, jobs, schools, churches, homes.

But the bible tells us that in Christ there are no stereotypes or prejudices. In Christ I am equal to every other individual.

There is not a part of heaven for the rich and another part for the poor. There won’t be a part for one ethnicity and another part for another. Men wouldn’t be exhaulted to a higher position than women.

In Christ WE ALL ARE EQUAL and this is not just limited to heaven, but this is how it is now.

All of us are sinners. God’s agape love is towards all of us and this is why Christ came and died. When Christ came and died, He died for every one of us.

In dying He paid the price for all of our sins and if we choose we can be heirs of God. We are not unequal heirs where one gets more than the other. No! We are joint heirs with Christ!

Romans 8:17 (NLT)
And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.

God loves each of us the same as He loves His Son. No matter what prejudices we might face in this life and what sufferings we might face because of it, let us always remember that we are All EQUAL IN CHRIST.

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6 Responses to All are EQUAL in Christ

  1. Jamie Carter says:

    I’m not so sure. Complementarianism says that men and women are equal in person-hood and in value, but different in roles and in authority. That’s why only men may be pastors, deacons, elders, and teachers and women have a different role to serve, help, learn, watch children, cook things, and clean things. That’s why they say that husbands are the head of the household and have the final say and women are not the head and never have the final say. It sounds as if to me there’s a hierarchy, a marked preference for men in Christianity; but I wonder how much of it is worldliness that has corrupted and co-opted Christian teaching to play into ancient ideas about men having more power and privilege than women and codifying them into a timeless trans-cultural truth because the Bible can be construed to say what they say it says.

    • Hi Jamie, thanks so much for this reply. Without going in to the different roles of men and women, the bible still clearly shows that all are equal in Christ.

      Differences do not mean that the same value that God has place on one is not placed on another.

      And you are right in wondering about how culture and worldliness have played a role in the skewed views people have of the differing gender roles and other differences found among people.

      Christ didn’t come to save men only. He didn’t come to save Jews only. He didn’t come to save the rich only. He came to save all.

      • Agree! In fact, husband and wife become one flesh in marriage. Much of scripture addressing gender roles is about reflecting the marriage of Christ and His Church, with the Church being His bride. And the husband and wife are to love and submit to each other just as Christ loved and submitted unto death for His Church. No inequality there. Of course the role of women in the church is always an interesting one, due to Paul’s strange comments in 1 Corinthians 14 that women should not be allowed to speak in church. I’ve always thought that was odd considering Paul attributes this to “as the law says.” Elsewhere is his writings, Paul teaches strongly that we are no longer under the law (even to the point of circumcision being improper), See, ex., Galatians 5.

      • Great points! I think so many times we miss the fact that marriage points us to the marriage between Christ and His church.
        Often times when looking at gender roles we don’t see that culture also played a part in how some things were done. Women and children weren’t counted because it was the norm back then, yet we see that Christ counted women and children as also important in His kingdom.
        I am glad to serve a God who doesn’t see me as by anything other than through His Son.

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