The Theology of Equality

Dear Friend,

When Jesus Christ invaded planet earth with the dual natures of divinity and humanity, He turned the status quo upside down. His revolutionary message, presented in word and deed, declared that if it is going to last, you have got to be last. It was Jesus who, being fully God, became man and revealed to us the art of downward mobility resulting in the Theology of Equality.

When the rich man asked, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”, Jesus cuts to the core of extreme capitalism, where net worth equals net value. Listen to these words of revolution that Jesus spoke in Mark 10:17-22, “A man ran up and knelt before Him and asked Him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’…Jesus looking at him, loved him and said, ‘You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ When he heard this (the rich man) was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.”

This man’s reaction looks like that of many today when it comes to the Theology of Equality. They claim they are followers of Jesus Christ and even believe it is alright to have equality in the spiritual realm but when it gets quite practical like raising the minimum wage to ten dollars an hour or addressing the great inequalities between the rich and the poor, they then like the rich man go away grieving because they do not want to give up the many possessions they have.

The unwillingness to accept the Biblical Theology of Equality is obvious by the spiritual depravity in America…

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