The essential unity of the body of Christ was always of utmost importance to the apostle Paul. In his previous days, he was a propagate of station and rank, but after Damascus, he had come to see that those things couldn’t be a proper metric for success or love. The law of Moses, while good, was only a shadow of the truth. The truth was that in Jesus, men could return to worshipping God in spirit rather than by deed. This wasn’t a dismissal of law, but rather a reversal of its polarity. Men had to know that the Law and the many ranks in its success was never to be the end result. This knowledge, would open doors previously locked. All people and classes could finally approach God freely. For a zealot who genuinely wished for people to know God, this was the ultimate good news. With Jesus, the Law became a valuable thing that kept people safe for belief while leveling the playing field for Christian unity. Without this, it became a slave master that kept people apart. Now in faith we can all be heirs with equal blessings and appreciate the law and it’s gift to us.
Published by Josh McGary
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts