From Jim O'Brien
March 01, 2019

Equality of God

Hi Friend,

America is going through a cultural revolution the catalyst of which is the desire for equality. But, as is always the case, the change that occurs will depend on how the word is defined. What is equality?

God is no respecter of persons, but even a casual observer can see that He didn't create all of us with equal talents. The only way a government can make all citizens equal is to place limits on those with superior abilities. And that would bring an end to freedom and the subsequent loss of civilization.

Recently the news reported that parents within Connecticut's high school track and field circle expressed outrage when two transgender students took home top prizes at the state championships for girls. Two boys placed first and second, respectively, in the 100-meter race at the State Open Finals, causing parents to complain that the boys had a competitive advantage over non-transgender students.

"These girls worked hard only to be cheated because science deniers allowed two boys to steal what they worked so hard for," one Twitter user commented, while others urged the non-trans girls to boycott their respective teams until the rules are changed.

The scenario is being repeated all over the world with the same response from the biological females who lose to transgender biological males: "It isn't fair. We aren't equal."

But this cultural change is being forced on our culture in the name of equality! The desire to artificially impose equality only leads to drastic inequality.

The legal dilemma facing us now is whether children are equal to their parents? Deanne Carson, a pink-haired therapist in Australia, recommends that parents should ask a child for permission to change his/her diaper. She says it's about "child empowerment."

Empowering an infant brings new meaning to the prophecy of Isaiah, "As for My people, children are their oppressors, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths." (Isaiah 3:12 KJV).

A business executive in Mumbai, Raphael Samuel, is trying to sue his parents for creating him. He says he has been obsessed since he was a small child with the question of why his parents were entitled to create him without his consent.

Ironically, both his parents are lawyers and he is a member of a much larger group known as anti-natalists. They believe human beings should not exist. In their view the planet of animals and plants would be better off without humans.

At its core this is a rebellion against God as Creator. He created man in His image, thus establishing a natural hierarchy within the universe where man was given dominion over fish, birds, animals and even the earth itself. (Gen. 1:26). The descendants of Abraham were gifted by God to be a blessing to the rest of mankind with the promise that whoever blessed them would be blessed and whoever cursed them would be cursed. (Gen. 12:3) And at the risk of offending feminists, the husband was made the head of the wife.

All of this is a hierarchy that comes from God.

Where are we today? Possibly the most pernicious evil threatening the world is socialism. The professed goal is to eliminate the hierarchy established by God.

Karl Marx stated, "The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion." He admitted, "My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism." He thought Christianity reflected a palliative used by the rich to constrain workers so they wouldn't revolt. To Marx, church and family presented obstacles to Utopia. The hierarchical society affirmed by Scripture prevented the rise of the proletariat.

His disciple Friederich Engels said, "I am my god. I don't answer to anyone higher than I." Like Lucifer, he wanted equality with God.

More evil has been done in the name of equality than by any other political philosophy. It created the French Revolution, the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and the Maoist Revolt in China. Millions have been murdered in the name of socialist equality.

At its core socialism causes men to break the 10th Commandment by encouraging people to covet the property and gifts of others who have more. It empowers people to hate others because they have more.

The Apostle Paul wrote, "Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men;" (Philippians 2:5-7 ASV)

On various occasions Jesus did not hesitate to say He was greater than the temple, or the Prophet Jonah or even Solomon. He told the people that He was superior to this object and these great men. Yet he was quick to say, "the Father is greater than I." (John 14:289)

It would have been dishonest of Him to fail to recognize that He was given greater gifts than any other human in the hierarchical structure. And He recognized the superior nature of the Father.

Human beings have been blessed with divine gifts by our Creator. (1 Cor. 12). These talents make us superior to all other forms of life on earth. They also make us unequal to one another. Such inequities form what we've come to call the melting pot that is a productive culture that flourishes when working as a harmonious group. Failure to recognize the benefit of these unequal gifts is a recipe for destruction.

Until next time,

Jim O'Brien