In the Old Testament, inequality was normal. Jewish males were the only ones allowed into God’s presence, the only ones allowed to be heirs, and the only ones permitted to receive privileges. When Jesus came, He changed all that. He made a point of ministering to the Gentiles and the outcasts; He deliberately included women in His ministry, thereby elevating their status. Because of what Jesus did, everyone—not just one small segment of society—has access to God and all the benefits, privileges, and freedoms that come with a relationship with Him. He erased the divisions between Gentiles and Jews, between slaves and free, and between men and women. Despite our differences, our faith in Jesus makes us all one and puts us all on equal ground.
Race and Religion