“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus”
for you are all one in Christ Jesus
A believing slave does not rank lower than a free person does. God cuts across all cultural distinctions in saving us. All human categories lose their differences in the way God views us spiritually. Yet, God maintains distinctions in role (1 Corinthians 11:3f; 1 Timothy 2:12).
The word “all” is emphatic. There are no exceptions to this. Everyone is “one” in Christ Jesus, who trusts Christ’s work on the cross.
The only true liberty is in Christ.
God spiritually sees no distinction between people who trust in the cross for salvation. He washed all the same in the blood of Christ. All go to heaven the same way.