In Galatians 3:28 God, through the apostle Paul, makes very clear
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
God was stating that even though man considered these differences listed above, slave and free, Jew and Greek to be insurmountable, He would tolerate non of it. In Christ Jesus all mankind were on an equal footing. This is a consistent message throughout the New Testament.
Dr Martin Luther King agreed with this principal when he stated I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Monday, January 18, 2010 - 02:49:55
What greater love is there than to offer a slave their freedom?
Only the truth from Jesus can set men free. In John 8 we learn that freedom is wholly available to anyone who is willing to trust in and listen to Jesus.
In this account, the Jews who had historically been enslaved by many nations, spoke defiantly to Jesus claiming they had never been slaves to anyone. Their inaccuracy was not the result of misinformation but rather a willful decision to ignore the obvious. Infact so great was their desire to not admitt to this truth that they ended up accusing Jesus Himself of being posessed by a demon.
Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 13:26:50
At a time when US security forces are failing miserably to staunch the flow of drugs in this country, the NYC Department of Health has come up with a novel approach. The agency has printed and distributed over 70,000 copies of a how-to guide for heroin users complete with detailed tips on prepping the dope and injecting it into your arm.
The 16-page pamphlet features seven comic-like illustrations offering such useful advice as "Warm your body (jump up and down) to show your veins," and "Find the vein before you try to inject." It even encourages addicts to keep jabbing if their needles miss the mark. "If you don't 'register,' pull out and try again," it says.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 23:10:09
If we're unwilling to change it's unlikely we're really seeing our need. As one of our traditions, Willingness To Change is often described as the key to recovery, and for good reason. People who won't change, refuse to do so because they haven't been convinced their need is great enough. And while this may seem rational, it's only when we get into the consequences and fallout associated with not changing that the state of being unwilling to change can be seen to be anything but rational.
Monday, January 04, 2010 - 23:17:49