Contemporary Christianity is obsessed with the idea that boundaries are inherently hostile and that breaking down barriers is a “Gospel imperative” in order to bring about true racial reconciliation. The passage that is most often referenced to this end is Ephesians 2:11-22 (KJV/ESV). Many instances of this passage’s application abound in contemporary preaching, but this podcast and article by John Piper is a good representative example. The terminology in this passage has been co-opted to support a globalist agenda. Many home in on Paul’s statements that Christ has “broken down in the flesh the dividing wall of hostility” (v. 14), having made “one new man in place of the two” (v. 15).
At first glance this would certainly seem to affirm the idea that racial distinctions have been abolished in Christ. It is immediately apparent why so many alienists and globalists appeal to this passage in order to establish a biblical basis for their radical agenda. Many modern globalists use this passage to justify mass migration, total racial integration, and universal political participation through voting and holding public office as a natural outworking of the Gospel.
There are good reasons why a globalist interpretation of this …
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