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Manufactured Peace is Fractured Peace

I am alarmed, but no longer surprised at the number of people professing Christ who seek to jump in to the world's "peace and equality" game. I want to believe that most are big-hearted and wrong headed, and yet I know some are wolves in sheep's clothing. Yet I can't help but wonder, no matter how many ARE right-intentioned, at how many people are easily deceived. Friends, no amount of peace or equality the world can produce can ever be maintained. The world offers peace and equality at the expense of someone else, always. There is no equal in the world. It is, as George Orwell's Animal Farm puts it, "All are equal, but some are more equal than others." Worldly peace, worldly justice, worldly equity and equality is never fair: this balance is always tipped in favor of the ones who vie for power.

Yet I will not present a problem without displaying the only Solution: Jesus Christ. As Paul said in Galatians 3:28: "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." If we are following Christ, we don't need to help Him with the equality problem. We need to merely follow Him, His way by His means. There is no peace we could broker, no equality we could offer, no unity that could be maintained unless it is in Christ Jesus, according to the will of the Father by the presence of the Holy Spirit among believers. Racial equality exists in the Bride because Christ has made a nation of those who were not a nation. There is no Patriarchy in the church, because Christ is the head of the Church, not you, or I, or anyone else. He created us complementary, and so we need to stand on His definition. There is equality within the church because we are ONE body, made up of many different parts, and it is Christ as the Head, and His Spirit in us that defines our purpose. Let's stop trying to make it happen on our own, and worship God since Christ sits at the Right Hand of the Father who remains on the throne of Glory forever and ever. Romans 2:1-11 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality.

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