AN OBLIGATION TO ALL

“I am under obligation both to Greeks and the uncultured, both to the wise and to the foolish” (Romans 1:14).

The Greeks, who ruled the world centuries before the Romans, divided the world into two categories—themselves and everyone else. This, not unlike the Jews who saw only Jew and Gentile. The gospel, however, explodes upon the scene to abolish all human systems that seek to categorize people; revealing that God is impartial to all. The gospel doesn’t seek to transform barbarians into Greeks, Jews to Gentiles, or Gentiles to Jew. Christ becomes the great equalizer of humanity. As such, we his followers are under obligation not only to the One who died, but all those for whom He died.

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