Sunday, 4 October 2015

Equality itself is a doctrine of envy and the spirit of mammon


The modern world fights for its “equality”. Those who fight for “equality” are treated as good and moral by the world. This in itself indicates that the doctrine of “equality” is of the world, and thus, an abomination to God (Luke 16:15). 

Many mammonised Christians, particularly those in the west think there is nothing wrong with equality. Indeed, many of them believe in “equality” themselves. They think that all humans are entitled to seek “equality”, out of their envy. The only reason why people would believe in “equality” is because of envy for others. It is irrelevant whether the person is rich or poor, high income or low income, or economically secure or not, in determining whether the person believes in “equality” out of envy. 

The doctrine of “equality” is itself envy. All those who seek for “equality” of whatever sort, are vile, abominable, proud, arrogant and evil. 

The Bible never ever says that humans are entitled to equality in material things. It only ever says that God is no respecter of persons (Romans 2:11). That God is no respecter of persons in no way implies that the Bible legitimises “equality”. Rather, it all the more indicates that God cares not whether a person is rich or poor, having ‘high living standards’ or lower ‘living standards, economically secure or not. 

One may argue that it is not that the Bible says that fighting for “equality” is wrong, and that, in fact, it says seek equity (Proverbs 2:9; Malachi 2:6).  This is a foolish argument that misses the point and a devious attempt to twist words.  While the Bible does warn against favouring the rich over the poor (James 2:1-5), this does not tell people to favour the poor over the rich. Rather, it also warns against showing partiality to the poor:

You shall not show partiality to a poor man in his dispute (Exodus 23:3).

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour (Leviticus 19:15).

God is no respecter of persons, rich or poor. Thus, the Christian should be no respecter of persons, whether it be helping only the poor in times of trouble, or loving the rich for being rich. How subtle is respect for persons! Many in the modern Church in the west have a sympathy for the poor, as it the case of many in the west. They love to help only the poor in their times of trouble, but not the rich in their times of trouble. This is not to side the rich at all. Rather, it is to explain the partiality that many in the west, both unsaved and saved show towards the poor or the ‘underdog’. Such is unrighteousness. 

Hence, this is why Leviticus uses the word ‘but’ as a conjunction between the phrases ‘thou shalt not respect the person of the poor’ and ‘in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour’.  He who respects the person of the poor, that is shows partiality towards him, is unrighteous. His good works to help the poor are filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). Even his mere sympathy towards the poor is a filthy rag. Such sympathy is carnal, worldly, earthly and fleshy. It is a vile abomination to God. 

One may argue that fighting for “equality” is a matter of fighting for justice. That is exactly what the problem is.  You think that you are entitled to fight for “equality” because of your envy and your pride.  That is exactly how all the conflict, division, strife, and discontentment of people is stirred up. James 3:16 explains that “For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work” (James 3:16).  

You may say that you fight for the “equality” of others, not your own. The reason why you do so is to justify your own envy for your own “equality”. You think you are justified to seek the “equality” of others because you seek your own “equality”, not because you love others, but because of your own self-love.

The doctrine of “equality” justifies strife and envy. The spirit behind the doctrine of “equality” is the spirit of mammon who feeds on the indulgence of the flesh in strife and envy. This is manifested in a fear of a lack of “equality”. It is to love the earthly, temporal and material, out of self-love, and thus hate the heavenly, eternal and spiritual.