Egalitarianism is a trend of thought in political philosophy. An egalitarian favors equality of some sort: people should get the same, or be treated the same, or be treated as equals, in some respect. An alternative view expands on this last mentioned option: people should be treated as equals, should treat one another as equals, should relate as equals, or enjoy an equality of social status of some sort. One of the significant source of this thought is the Christian notion that God loves all human souls equally because He is the source of life. In modern societies, the term ” egalitarian ” is often used to refer to a position that favors, for any of a wide array of reasons, a greater degree of equality of income and wealth accross persons than currently exists.
Rights are often considered fundamental to civilization, for they are regarded as established pillars of society and culture, and the history of social conflicts can be found in the history of each right and its, development.
Galatians 5: 1 ” Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. “
The chapter 5th exhorts the Galatians to stand fast in that ” freedom ” from the Mosaic law which had been obtained for them by Christ, and announced to them by the Gospel, and not to be entangled again with or held fast in the yoke of Jewish bondage, as if it were necessary to salvation. All true Christians being taught by the Holy Spirit, wait for eternal life, the reward of righteousness, and the object of their hope, as the gift of God by faith in Christ; and not for the sake of their own works.
The liberty wherewith Christ have made us free is that freedom from the law, of which the Apostle have been speaking all long this Epistle; from the curse of the moral law, and from the co-action of it, and principally, from the ceremonial law contained in ordinances.