Equality vs Equity

29 07 2021

Dry Bones Woke

You need to know the difference between these two words. I like to talk about “fun with words,” but this issue is not fun. America is under assault from a Marxist “cultural revolution” much like the terrible China revolution under Mao. Manipulation of words through redefinition and confusion is typical. As in the cartoon, there are many new issues being used by the “Woke” culture to divide Americans. I am focusing on just one of those issues.

Equality and equity come from the same root word, equal. But, they have opposite meanings. Today’s Marxists use “equity” because it conflates and confuses the two words. They sound to most hearers like they both mean equal, but here is the difference. Equal refers to “equal opportunity.” Equity refers to “equal outcomes.”

America has always stood for equality. The Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal.” All should have equal opportunity for the American dream. That used to be out of reach for many, but through the years this equal opportunity has expanded exponentially as our nation has matured. New laws freed the slaves, gave them the right to vote and much more. Women who were denied voting rights finally gained that right. My point is that we continue to correct past wrongs, and although we have more to do, we still “have come a long way, baby,” as the saying goes.

Equity, on the other hand, demands (even by force) that all have equal outcomes. All people should have equal shares of wealth, regardless of their effort. This is unbiblical. The Bible teaches personal responsibility and accountability. No wonder rejection of God goes with this “cultural revolution.” Marxism has always been characterized by godless atheism.

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7

“For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12

Free stuff from the government is not Biblical. With the requirement of responsibility comes the ability to respond. Our laws should be sure to protect everyone’s opportunity for advancement. History is full of rags to riches stories of those from humble beginnings who achieved great things. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina is a great current example. He was on the verge of a life of drugs and rebellion when a Christian owner of a Chick-fil-A restaurant helped him change his life through opportunity to know Jesus and the opportunity to advance at work. In fact, prosperity and liberty are connected to the blessing of God. Faith in the Messiah Yeshua changes all lives for the better beyond color, gender, or other differences.

So, when you encounter the propaganda about equality and equity, remember the distinction between opportunity and outcome.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for seasonal rain.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                    (Read more)








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