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Does God command equality?

12 November 2012, 15:00

We seem to be living in an age where the question of what equality is, is being asked more and more often. So much so that it is constantly mentioned in the news media and propagated by politicians and social commentators that it certainly does warrant closer investigation. The question I find myself asking as a Christian is: Does God command equality?

From my understanding I can deduce two types of equality. The first one concerns the law as given by God who judges everyone by the law. When God gave Moses the law and the Ten Commandments God gave these laws and commands to all the people to obey. These laws were not only for them but also for the alien living among them (Numbers 15v15-16), so it can be said that God gave these laws to be obeyed equally by everyone and everyone would be judged equally before the law and God’s sight. This would be summed up as equality before the law without exceptions. I would say I can conclude that equality before the law is a command from God and clearly a Biblical standard by which Christians should conduct their lives.

This brings me to my second type of equality, better known as egalitarianism. The best way for me to explain this would be with the question: Are we all equal? Are we all equal in God’s sight? Does God love everyone equally? Am I equal with my parents? Am I equal with my boss at work? Am I equal with my elders at church? If we are using the first context mentioned then yes we are equals. However God commands us to respect and obey our parents. If they are our equals then surely we need not obey them? But that’s the problem we are not our parents equals! Clearly God does not do egalitarianism! As far as our elders in church go I will quote the verse below:ou shall rise before the grey haired and honour the presence of an old man, and fear your God; I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19:32

Obey those who rule over you and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.” Hebrews 13:17

Some other scriptures to contemplate:

“The eye that mocks his father and scorns obedience to his mother, the ravens of the valley will pick it out and the young eagles will eat it.” Proverbs 30:17

“You shall rise before the grey haired and honour the presence of an old man, and fear your God; I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19:32

“As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated” Romans 9:13

I would go as far as to say that not one thing that God has created is equal with another. Also to throw a theological spanner in the works I will say that there is also no egalitarianism in the Trinity!

But why do we have such an obsession with equality? Should we not be more obsessed with administering justice for all equally as God has commanded us to do? The problem lies with human sinful nature. The move to egalitarianism is nothing more than a war against God himself. It looks to try re arrange the order that God has put in place effectively wanting to replace God with man’s order of things.

"For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and iniquity." Isaiah 61:8. Notice it’s not inequality!

These days we are bombarded with endless news reports and political statements of how unequal society is, how some have more than others and pictures of starving, penniless peasants in ghetto’s and townships around the world who are suffering while the wealthy and middle class enjoy a “privileged life” at the expense of their suffering. The rhetoric is that the wealthy and middle class abuse the lower class to maintain their status, in other words the poor starving masses are mere victims of abuse and exploitation by the middle and upper class. By doing some metal gymnastics the poor are labelled as righteous and the middle and upper classes as evil. But closer examination will prove this idea false. Take a walk through a township and see if you feel safe. Surely this is evidence that many of the people in townships are unrighteous because they don’t respect you or your property. I would say the main reason why a place is a ghetto is because mostly the unrighteous inhabit the area.

How can I be so insensitive to the plight of the poor, you ask? The fact is that I am not insensitive to the poor. I like Jesus want the Gospel preached to the poor because they are the ones most desperate in need of righteousness. Without the righteousness that comes with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ the poor will remain poor forever, no matter how many social programs, welfare etc we taxpayers provide. According to God’s word, the Bible we, should be more interested in executing justice and punishing wrongdoing than worrying about whether we have an unequal society. According to egalitarian philosophy people do crime because of their circumstances (they are poor so need to steal to survive a good example) not because they are sinful. In egalitarianism people are just too good to rape, murder, steal etc.

“Love must be completely sincere. Hate what is evil, hold on to what is good.” Romans 12:9

“To honour the Lord is to hate evil.” Proverbs 8:13

“There are seven things that the Lord hates and cannot tolerate:

A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that kill innocent people, a mind that thinks up wicked plans,feet that hurry off to do evil, a witness who tells one lie after another, and a man who stirs up trouble among friends.”

“I gain wisdom from your laws, and so I hate all bad conduct.” Psalms 119:104

“Cursed are those who disobey your commands.’ Psalms 119:21

“When I see the wicked breaking your law I am filled with anger.” Psalms 119:53

“I hate those who are not completely loyal to you,’ but I love your law.” Psalms 119:113

 “Do not let evil defeat you; instead, conquer evil with good.” Romans 12:21

“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” Psalms 94:16

I don’t think people realise just how far this egalitarianism has infiltrated our daily lives and how it is everywhere we look. In movies we have woman playing roles in action movies where they physically take on men in a fight, is this realistic? This is trying to make men and woman equal but not even Hollywood could force egalitarianism on God. Another area is non-racism. Non-racism is the idea that there is no race besides the human race and therefore does not recognise the different race groups. This is in opposition to multi racism which recognises different race groups as being different and unique. In France the government wants to outlaw the use of the term mother and father:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9563543/France-set-to-ban-the-words-mother-and-father-from-official-documents.html

Humanist will rather focus on egalitarianism and forcing everyone to be equal than pursuing justice.

 The problem is that organisations such as the United Nations want to enforce egalitarianism on all of us. They want a nameless, faceless, classless society where no one stands out. They (The UN, Hollywood, and humanists everywhere) are systematically brainwashing the world through Hollywood and the news media. Its high time Christians in particular recognise the problem and resist this continual propaganda.

One of the biggest problems is that most Christians spend more time watching Hollywood trash, reading worldly magazines and watching the news (or is it propaganda?) than reading the Bible and searching for what God says on a topic. Most Christians do not realise we are at war.

In conclusion I will say that this egalitarianism is the tool by which the spirit of this world operates. It seeks to make a mockery of the divine justice and Holiness of God by replacing it with a man made idol. God is Holy and just and not even a resolution from the United Nations can change that….

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