An agent for personal salvation?

I have to admit, when I first heard this, it threatened my way of thinking about God. Embedded within me is the idea that God is an impartial actor, treating us all the same, regardless of our contexts or lived experiences. This is because I grew up with a theology that saw Jesus as merely an agent for personal salvation via a personal relationship with humans. This gospel is popular in Evangelical churches because people are taught that their personal faith will save them from eternal damnation: fear, the, becomes what motivates them.

From “Jesus Takes a Side: Embracing the Political Demands of the Gospel” by Jonny Rashid