Ephesians 2: 14 is a verse that is often used to try and bring people together at interfaith services, and just recently at the President’s inauguration, but it conflicts with the division standard that Jesus sets.
Here’s what the Apostle Paul states: For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us (Ephesians 2: 14).
The main intent of the Bible is to bring a person to salvation.
But God’s Son Jesus said nothing about a wall being broken down, and in fact, suggests one be built.
“Suppose ye that I am come to give peace upon earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division” (Luke 12: 51).
Christ is the divider of men over spiritual matters.
Believers in Christ are separated from non-believers like sheep from goats. There isn’t any connection between them and never will be. That’s human nature and the life from creation that comes into this world in a sinful state, until some people repent and become Godly.
To say some spiritual wall has been broken between non-believers and other religions tries to marginalize Christianity into some accepting some kind of everyone is okay attitude.
So there’s always division from the peoples of the world.
And Christians should be ecstatic about the private intimacy that comes from knowing Christ and believers within the body of the church.
The Apostle Paul may have been looking for his spiritual wall to be broken down – and looking to appease the uncircumcised as some kind of benefactor of Christ’s death into the family of Jews.
This wall Jesus built with God’s permission doesn’t restrict non-believers from climbing through—but they have to come by Jesus – and that’s not always paradise.
Jesus used this same word (loo’o) in two negative instances: John 7: 23 & 10: 35.
The scriptures and the law can not be (loosened) broken.