CHRISTIANITY & SOCIAL EQUALITY
|Christianity & Social Class|
"Neither was Paul an abolitionist of what the American South would later call 'the peculiar institution.' Though many Christians were slaves, Paul accepted slavery as a given. In one of his letters, Paul returns a slave to his master, Philemon, while reminding Philemon that the slave is now a brother in Christ. For Paul, slavery is not an issue, because status is not an issue. Slave or free, circumcised or uncircumcised, male or female, in the world to come - that is, heaven - these things will not matter, and our status here on earth should not bother us. 'For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.' We should seek neither riches - 'for the love of money is the root of all evil' - nor disputation, nor self-advancement. We should instead seek to serve and love one another. Wives should submit to their husbands, and husbands should love their wives 'even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.' A slave should serve his master as best he can, with 'singleness of heart... Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart... knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive from the Lord, whether bond or free. And ye masters, do the same thing unto them, forbearing threatening's: knowing that your master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.'"
"Far from being a social revolutionary, or an advocate of individualism, Paul writes that every man should 'abide in the same calling wherein he was called.' Paul's is the religion of the Tory party, the rich man in his castle, the workman at his plow. And the reason for this is simple - it is contentment in our earthly position that gives us peace, encourages us to love and be forbearing, and turns our thoughts from gain in this world to gain in the next." (Page: 22-23)Those who would argue that racial, social, economic, and political equality here on earth is the aim of the Christian Gospel are terribly mistaken.
God didn't create the world to sustain the type of egalitarian equality these leftists advocate for, and by building inflexible inequality into his creation God made it clear these things are not to be the center of Christian focus.
The genetic differences between the races, which have left whites in a continually elevated position of power, were created by God. The Creator must have known what he was doing when he bestowed intellectual gifts upon whites that he chose not to bestow upon blacks. This is God's will. Christians must learn to accept the designed order rather than ceaselessly endorse social agitation and utopian political movements.