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5308 equality

5308 equality

Scripture declares that all people are equal in the sight of God, and that all are equally in need of the redemption achieved through the saving death of Jesus Christ. All believers have equal status before God, despite differences in their social standing and background.

The equality of Father and Son

Jesus Christ claims equality with God Jn 5:18 See also Jn 10:30; Mt 11:27; Jn 17:10-22

The apostles treat Jesus Christ as equal with God 2Th 2:16-17 See also Ac 2:38; Gal 1:3; Php 2:6; 1Th 3:11; 1Jn 5:20

The equality of all people before God

God is the maker of all people, whatever their status Pr 22:2 See also Ac 17:26

All people have sinned, whatever their origin or status Ro 3:22-24

God shows no partiality in his dealings with people Dt 10:17 See also Job 31:13-15; Ro 2:11; Eph 6:9; 1Pe 1:17

The gospel is proclaimed equally to all Ac 10:34

All believers are one, whatever their origin, status or gender Gal 3:28

Equality among believers

See also 1Co 12:25; 2Co 8:13-14; 2Co 11:12

Believers must not give preferential treatment to the rich Jas 2:2-4 See also Lev 19:15

Believers must not show favouritism Jas 2:9 See also 1Ti 5:21; Jas 2:1

See also

1512Trinity, equality of
5001human race, the
5707male and female

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