To be fair a theory of equality is a necessary element in the sciences of philosophy, anthropology, and civics. In what ways are all men…
To employ the vocabulary of the modernists, the early church seemed to suffer from a classic case of xenophobia and privilege. Successful evangelical work on the part of the Church in and around Jerusalem had brought members from two diverse groups of distant brothers back into closer proximity than they had been for centuries and problems were bound to arise.
By the time of Acts chapter six, dissension had arisen between the Hellenists and the Hebraics. The accusation was favoritism.
Christians today must avoid using corrosive elements of rebellion in the rebuilding of civilization. Failure to reject rebellion will lead to the same present path of ruin.
Ideologies promise to provide universal and easy solutions, yet are unable to deliver on the promise of solving every problem. No replacement exists for wisdom, by which we know how to please God.
For centuries Western nations have prized a social structure which places heavy emphasis on harmony of interest. High levels of social concord have given way to de-centralization of power structures and increased personal liberty.
Man, being now in a fallen state, is at enmity with this natural order of things and seeks to suppress the glory of God. In his rebellious state man seeks unnatural means to an unnatural end. But since this world belongs to God, He alone may determine the terms of its right and proper use.