Creation Mandate to love

God created Adam and Eve in His own image. God continues to be involved in the creation. King David beautifully states: “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” (Psalms 139:13-16) There is no hierarchy in creation or in birth, but culture creates hierarchies of caste, clan and class. Christians have to demonstrate the biblical view in thoughts, words and deeds.
1) No discrimination: Since God has created all human beings equal, there could be no discrimination that is practiced by cultures, institutions and nations. Job declares: “Did not he who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?” (Job 31:15)
2) No denial of rights: There are people who become powerful and deny rights of others. Right for education or employment or worship are denied. Opportunity hoarding happens in all professions. Just knowing their names or surnames, make influential people to deny rights.
3) No deception: People are deceived into penury and perpetual slavery. In the name of caste, people are deceived to serve other castes for doing menial jobs.
4) Do not dispossess: In many mineral rich lands primitive poor people live, they are dispossessed to mine minerals or diamonds. In the process of development like building dams, people are dispossessed, without compensation.
5) Do not disdain: Many ridicule, mock and tease people for their features or colour or height or behaviours.
Those who claim to love God, cannot hate others: spouse, children, parents, relatives, kith, kin, neighbours, colleagues, friends, strangers and even enemies. (I John 4:20; Matthew 5:44)
Do I treat all with dignity?