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“Rather than providing all individuals with equal opportunities to succeed, equity segregates individuals by race or sex while simultaneously driving the narrative of oppressor and victim.” “It calls for institutions to treat people unequally, purportedly to achieve an equal outcome.  https://ussanews.com/2022/06/15/equity-vs-equality-the-biden-administrations-dangerous-push-for-equity-at-all-costs/

First, I want to point out that God Himself will judge in equity, Psalms 99,—and how thankful I am for that!  You see, I know I am not equal to spiritual Giants, Watchman Nee, Smith Wigglesworth, Billy Graham, C.S. Lewis.   I am not their equal.  I do have to meet one standard for my salvation; it is the same standard required of each of them. That is surrendering my will to Him and trusting his plan for my salvation. His plan is that we trust in the atonement of Jesus Christ who died for our salvation.

To that extent, we are equal. 

Beyond that, we will receive eternal rewards based on equity.  What did we do on earth with the resources, talents, abilities given to each of us?  I declare his judgement will not be based on our ethnic group, race, skin color, hair texture or any other physical feature.

For human beings to offer “equity” to any person or group based on those traits is the height of racism.  It is saying “You don’t have the capabilities to live successfully unless I (we) give you WHAT YOU CAME INTO THE WORLD LACKING!  Isn’t that what racism is?

There is much more that could be said regarding genuine medical issues, but for that you can leave comments. Not the purpose of this post. My purpose is to point out that only God knows us each well enough to deal with us with equity.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. C.A. Post says:

    Actually, dear one, I am not so sure about the “equity” of rewards. Equity of salvation, certainly. However, Paul states in 1 Corinthians 3 that our works will be tried by fire to see if they are gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay or straw. Thus, he says, “If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.” (14, 15)
    And it may surprise us to see a faithful janitor getting a better reward that someone we considered a “spiritual giant,” as He will judge the heart, not the crowd.
    This should spur each of us on to run the race to receive a crown, not of salvation; only Jesus can do that for us; but to receive the reward of a servant… as Jesus was.
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

    • oneta hayes says:

      😀 It seems your comment confirms my post. I did not say, however, that salvation was based on equity. It is a free and equal gift to all who choose to accept it. Your first line questions equity of rewards, yet your conclusions describe equity of rewards. We will receive rewards based on equity. He knows the heart; he knows our motivation, he knows ability; he knows our resources… He alone knows those kinds of things; he never will base rewards on physical characteristics. No, I will not be surprised to see the “little people ” of this world receive richer rewards than the wealthy elite. I give myself a little wiggle room. I might be mixed up, but I don’t think so. I stick with salvation being equal to all. No one is gets 85% salvation so he sits in the outer court of Heaven! 😀

      • C.A. Post says:

        If “equity” is equal outcomes regardless of effort, this applies to salvation. As you note, it is free and equal to anyone without regard for works, ethnicity, talent, etc..
        The rewards will not be based on “equity” as defined by ussanews but on our works, different outcomes for different people, but justly applied with Father’s perfect justice.
        love and prayers, c.a.

        • oneta hayes says:

          C.A. We are lost in a maze or something. My first statement starts off with “Rather than…” Then it contains this statement “It calls for institutions to treat people unequally, purportedly to achieve an equal outcome.” It refers to “equity.” I said we are equal in the standard for salvation. We all go by faith in Jesus. (not my exact words) I said our eternal rewards will be based on equity. Rewards will be given based on equity, because we do not have the same resources externally or internally to produce what the “spiritual giants” have produced. I’ll have one more post on this subject. Maybe we will talk the same language. I think this business of equity and equality is important because so much is being done in the “woke” culture which purports all good and safe. It is not. Sorry to say I was in the midst of the trend that brought us to the current thought.

  2. Kim Smyth says:

    I’m a bit confused myself on your meaning, especially after our new pastor (a female in our Methodist Church) is pushing her agenda to treat EVERYONE as equals. In today’s crazy, mixed-up world, we find this harder and harder to do. Is that the kind equality you are saying is the height of racism?

    • oneta hayes says:

      I wrote a series Re: me and racism a couple years ago. If you are interested, you can find one here https://onetahayes.com/2020/08/13/racial-issues-and-me-reblog-integrated-school/
      I’m all out to treat everyone as equals. Equity is not the same thing as equal. All men are created equal. Equity is saying some are born with less so they have to be given special treatment for them to succeed. Equity sees everything as being “just and fair.” So if I do not have money for college, government has to provide that for me. After all they reason, it is only “just and fair” that every one can go to college. If I do not have a home, it is just and fair that government (or someone) provide a home for me. If I do not have a cell phone, it is “just and fair” that one be provided for me. If I do not have the “right” home environment, it is “just and fair” for someone to take over my children to see that they have every advantage as any other child. EQUAL is what I want. Treating all men as equals is not racism. Saying some are not equal so they need extra “help” is equity. I call that racism. Treating all groups as equals is why I am called a racist. No matter how “diverse” my neighbor is, I don’t expect to go water his lawn for him, He is as good as I am, let him water his own yard! 😀

      • Kim Smyth says:

        Oh, I understand now. I’ll check out your articles too!

        • oneta hayes says:

          Kim, I do believe “equity” is necessary for such things as accidents and disease. I’m all out for helping disabled veterans. I even think state governments should be more helpful for what one might call catastrophic illnesses. But never based just one’s skin color, gender, or age. Age? Maybe I’ll rethink that. I sure have been trying to get some help in finding hearing aids I can afford! Doesn’t work. I’ll have to keep saying, “huh.” That disturbs my speakers, so mostly I go without hearing. 😀

  3. Wise Hearted says:

    When we study biblical history we see this issue back to the beginning. I personally do not think any country law can make us treat all the same, it’s a heart issue. It’s a difficult issue and one that separates people who think about themselves, me, myself first, others second. It’s a struggle to walk like Christ in this sinful world. You have given great thought to your post and from your comments to others you are a teachable wise hearted woman of God. Blessings. oh, by the way, I got my hearing aids at Costco, cheapest place I found.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks for passing your kindness on to me. I have read your about page. You have lived an exciting life, and discovered, as I have, following Christ is a great and rewarding adventure. Thanks for the tip about Costco. My kids got me some new earbuds today. Perhaps they will help me tune in through my phone at church. I hope so.

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