Was Jesus trying to alter/change the society he lived in for a mere three decades, or was all of humanity brought to the cross in the last Adam~Christ? A place where this previous race (in the first Adam) was terminated, and another was being germinated.
What will a person give in exchange for their soul? Apart from knowing Him (God) as our only Life, at best its but dust blowing in the wind, as the philosophers and singers chime.
There is only One reality and it is found in Him, Christ Jesus, the way, the truth and the life. It is not found in being of the right social or economic or racial or whatever standing, otherwise, this gospel of so called good news is but for the limited few, much like the hyped up message called the 'Secret' that will only work for the few at best.
In coming to know Him as our only Life, no matter where or what we face as human beings, we can turn to the I AM that now indwells us, to BE to us whatever we stand in need of.