Christians Believe in Supremacy in Christ
In all of this talk about supremacy: I want to be very clear. Christians believe in supremacy. In fact, Christians believe in exclusive absolute supremacy. Shocked? But I’m not talking about purple supremacy or green supremacy, black supremacy or white supremacy.
For the Christian, the conversation about supremacy begins and ends with Jesus. We believe in the supremacy of Christ–alone. Colossians 1 tells us:
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Only from this posture, we can comprehend our standing. Because in relationship to Jesus, every person of every race, nationality and ethnicity stands on equal footing.
We all stand on equal footing at creation
We are all created in the image of God. In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the Bible says in Genesis 1,
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
What color were Adam and Eve? We have no idea. What we know is only what the Bible tells us about them: they are His image bearers, male and female. So, while we are not God nor gods, we are like God constitutionally and functionally.
It is from this reality of our equality as Created beings, neither angels nor beasts, but human, that we stand with equally inherent value and dignity as image bearers of God. We are equal in our Imago Dei quality and it is inscribed by God Himself. To deny the equality of another person — for any reason — is to deny God as Creator and the beauty, truth and goodness of what He hath made.
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Source: Christian Post