A Community of Equality

Hebraic Christian Global Community fulfills its aim to be a culture of welcome by being a community of equality, based on the apostolic dictum: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). Earliest Christian faith was based on the understanding of inherent oneness in the corporate community of believers: “Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one bread [Christ]” (1 Corinthians10:17).

community-equalityWithin this community of equality there is no hierarchy of status that is based on racial, ethnic, social, or gender distinctives. The equality of every believer in Christ is manifest in the true mutuality for which Jesus prayed in John 17:21: “That they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us; that the world may believe that thou didst send me.”

This Christian culture of equality mirrors the divine image which the church is designed to reflect into the world. Just as the community of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is one, with perfect coequality, co-eternity, and consubstantiality, so all the individual members of the one body of Christ in the earth must also reflect the same image of coequality, co-immortality, and consubstantiality. They are all one in Christ Jesus; they are co-partakers of the same immortality of which the Holy Spirit is the deposit in their lives; and regardless as to race or gender, they are of the same substance: “members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones” (Ephesians 5:30), truly the “body of the Messiah . . . members in particular” (1 Corinthians 12:27).