Can you imagine the people gathering around and harassing God for not giving people equal opportunity to be priests? We don’t really know who God is, and we don’t know what true equality is.Â
The LORD said to Moses, â€œSay to Aaron: â€˜For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God. No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed; no man with a crippled foot or hand, or who is a hunchback or a dwarf, or who has any eye defect, or who has festering or running sores or damaged testicles. No descendant of Aaron the priest who has any defect is to come near to present the food offerings to the LORD. He has a defect; he must not come near to offer the food of his God. He may eat the most wholly food of his God, as well as the holy food; yet because of his defect, he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar, and so desecrate my sanctuary. I am the LORD, who makes them holy.â€™â€ –Leviticus 21:16-23
Equality exists in so far as we are all inherently valuable as humans who are created imago Dei, the image of God. Yet this does not mean that the Lord our God condones the idea that all deserve the opportunity to apply for the same job. Let us seek forgiveness for our foolishness and arrogance.
The Trinity proves Equal Opportunity wrong as well: God is equal in nature, substance, power and glory. But the three persons of the Godhead are not equal in authority regarding their economic relationship. The Son cannot be the Father, for the Father is a nemine, from no one. Yet the Son is from the Father. The Son cannot do the Father’s job, nor the Son do the Father’s job.
Only Christ, neither the Father nor the Holy Spirit could have been a sacrifice upon that wood cross, or put another way, God does not operate according to Equal Opportunity policies.
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