Originally Posted by BenL
It is SOOOO tempting to add the gay/straight polarity to the list in v. 28. That certainly is how I think of it. I think that Paul is saying that all those facile distincitions that we make so much about are washed away in baptism. I can't think of any opposites that were more entrenched in Paul's world than slave/free, Jew/Greek, male/female. That's why I think that ALL divisive distinctions, including gay/straight, are likewise washed away. We are no longer subject to human disciplinarians who wag their fingers and say, "No, you can't love that person. We've never done it that way before." We are all one in Christ Jesus. It says so right in the Bible!
Nice thoughts about this. This is how the church should be. All one in Christ.