When I was growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, Professional Wrestling was still something to be taken sort of serious. One of the “heel” (bad guy) wrestlers of Vince McMahon’s enterprise, a rival of Hulk Hogan, was The Million Dollar Man, Ted DiBiase . In DiBiase’s entrance theme music, the lyrics say, “Everybody’s got a price”. DiBiase’s character would frequently buy off other wrestlers and managers to join him in his evil, against the “face” (good guy) wrestlers of the WWF.
The Million Dollar Man’s belief that everybody’s got a price was a testimony to the sinful nature of man. Apart from Christ, we can all be bought-out to do evil, given the proper price; whether that price is money, fame, worldly acceptance, acceptance in the church, or whatever else our sinful hearts desire.
It seems that everyone, even most professing Christians, have a price; the price they can be offered to compromise the word of God. Usually it takes the form of a doctrinal belief that they developed and hold on to through pure emotion. For some, it is the KJV-only issue. For others, it is their belief that we are in the end times.
But the most common idol in the church today is the doctrine of equality, and primarily, racial equality.
The Equality Gospel Classic Bible verse is…
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”
There are 3 categories mentioned in Galatians 3:28:
- Social Class
Now of course, the conservative Christian does not hold to the doctrine of equality in all 3 categories described in this scripture passage.
- He rejects (usually) the doctrine of equality of gender; he still holds to male/female roles both in society and in the church. Men and women are equal in Christ, but not in abilities or social/church roles.
- He also rejects the doctrine of equality in the social sphere. He believes society should continue to observe inequalities, by dismissing socialism. Will he advocate that business owners should be on the same level as their employees? No. Will he argue against the prison industry (a form of slavery)? Not likely.
- Somehow, while Galatians 3:28 does not teach equality in gender or social class, it does with race.
In fact, race doesn’t even exist because of this Bible verse. But gender exists, and he will mightily oppose the gender neutral/transgender (or whatever) movements.
If Galatians 3:28 is teaching the practical equality of all races (and not just their equality in their place in Christ), then it is also teaching the practical equality of men/women, and of social classes. To be consistent and insist that Galatians 3:28 teaches practical equality in anything, all three (racial, gender, social) must be embraced, resulting in the belief in total Egalitarianism and Socialism.
Superiority of Races
Conservative Christians will also tell you that you cannot believe one race is superior to another; either in general, or in anything (unless it is in favor of non-whites). Even if we were to bite the bullet and agree that this absurd belief of racial equality is true, then we must at least be consistent and embrace the other 2 forms of equality.
If you cannot say one race is superior to another in anything (except for blacks being ‘better at basketball’, of course), then you cannot say men are superior in strength to women. You could not say women are superior in nurturing, to men.
These scriptures must also be denied:
“Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel”
Wait a minute.. is it not sinful— is it not surely prideful for a man to claim that women are weaker than men? If racial egalitarian “Christians” were consistent, then it sure is sinful and prideful.
“Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.”
Wait.. hold on again! There is a clear segregation between men and women in the permissible roles of leadership. This is clearly sinful because Christ has made us all equal. If we exclude women from leadership strictly based on their gender, we are not loving them; we actually hate them.
Applying the Same Line of Reasoning
Is not this the same line of reasoning we hear concerning racial equality? You want to restrict your children from marrying outside of their race? Do you want nations to be nations (and be segregated by race)? Do you believe Negroes are inferior to Whites intellectually?
Clearly you hate other races and do not love them as Christ commanded.
But hypocritical conservative Christians…
…led by emotion rather than the word of God, refuse to be consistent. They have adopted the belief of equality in races, which is entirely delusional, when considering pure observation of both history and current happenings. They believe that the Marxist inspired Civil Rights movement was a righteous thing.
This belief is not based on scriptural truth however; Christians prior to the Civil Rights movement, and even a bit afterward, did not hold to equality of the races. It is only now, after years of indoctrination, that it is entirely unacceptable to hold to the same beliefs our Christians forefathers held on the subject (which were inspired by the scriptures).
Conservative Christians are unwilling to follow Christ to the death; their price is social acceptance in the form of not being labeled ‘racist’. They are unwilling to be called a racist for the truth’s sake, for the sake of Christ. They are unwilling to forsake all for Jesus. Yet surely they believe they would lay down their lives for Christ, if it came down to it. It is ironic that Christians who cannot even bear being called names for Christ’s truth believe they would die for Christ’s truth.
The Doctrine of Equality
I grant that some are ignorant and just do not know. However, after conversing with many conservative Christians over the past several years, it is evident that even when presented with the plain facts, truth, and scripture, they are unwilling to budge on their unscriptural doctrine of equality.
Those who subscribe to equality cannot prove that being contrary to their doctrine is a sin; yet they will hate you, and treat you worse than any unbeliever you have ever met if you disagree with them on this one point. It is really quite stunning to see.
On a friend’s Google Plus post, I recently had a long conversation with a young Christian homeschooler; we will call him Noe, for the sake of anonymity. Noe first told me that I should kill myself (for not believing in equality), violating the 6th commandment. He offered no scripture, and called me names, even while I persisted in a calm manner, and refused to join him in offering railing for railing (1Peter 3:9). He eventually even told me that he will be laughing while I am burning in hell. These are things he wouldn’t even tell a complete Christ-denier.
Noe has a price. And this is unfortunately very typical of the average Christian home schooled young adult. We are failing in home schooling in America. We are churning out a more Marxist way of thought than even the public schools are doing in some cases. We are encouraging our families to adopt Negroes from foreign countries in an exercise of virtue signaling.
Our people are being bought out for social acceptance. Yet they celebrate that Jesus endured the shame of a being labeled a criminal, a sinner, condemned to die the most humiliating death for the worst of society’s bad guys, for our sake.
True Disciples of Christ
The church is in a sad state. But it all comes back to the main condition for being a disciple of Christ:
“If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple”
— Luke 14:26,27, 33
You can discern who the true disciples of Christ are by judging their reaction to modern day taboo doctrines. If they are unwilling to, in humility, consider that they may not be correct, then you understand you are not dealing with a disciple of Christ, but rather someone who calls Jesus, Lord, but in works denies him (Matthew 7, Titus 1:16). His house is built on the sand, without a foundation. And he is no different than he who takes a gift or reward to pervert justice (Deuteronomy 10:17, 27:25, Psalm 15:5); he in an enabler of evil and an enemy of God (James 4:4).