There is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free, there is neither male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).
Consider the genius of God’s plan. The first generation of Christians was a tinderbox of contrasting cultures and backgrounds. At least 15 different nationalities heard Peter’s sermon on the day of Pentecost. Jews stood next to Gentiles and men worshipped with women. Can people of such varied backgrounds and cultures get along with each other?
We wonder the same today? Can Democrats find common ground with Republicans? Can a Christian family carry on a civil friendship with the Muslim couple down the street? The early church did—without church buildings, clergy or seminaries. . .through the clearest of messages—the cross. The simplest of tools—the home! God’s plan of peace? It’s pure genius!