Does the Bible Teach Diversity and Inclusion?
What Does the Bible Teach About Diversity and Inclusion
The Bible teaches that inclusion, although desirable, is not always Holy Ghost. For instance, nowhere in scripture does God tell us to be inclusive of diverse sin. In the next post, I will explain the biblical view from a racial standpoint.
The first instance of God's disapproval of being inclusive of sin, is Lucifer being cast out of Heaven in the Book of Isaiah. The second is the judgment of Adam and Eve for their disobedience in the Garden of Eden. Bringing anything not like God, into His presence, is not diversity and inclusion as taught in the Bible. It is wicked and evil and like the two (2) examples given, will be expelled from God’s presence immediately.
Therefore, anyone teaching that “God loves everyone” and “we should love everyone” no matter what, is not providing accurate biblical context. There is a saying I find appropriate, however: “love the Sinner and hate the sin”.
Here are examples of God be “un-inclusive of sin:”
1. King Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4): Nebuchadnezzar, the powerful king of Babylon, became prideful and failed to acknowledge God as the source of his success. God judged him by driving him away from his kingdom and humbling him.
2. King Herod Agrippa I (Acts 12:20-23): When King Herod Agrippa accepted the praise of the people as a “god” (little g), the Lord disapproved. As a result, Herod was struck down by an angel, suffering a gruesome death. We should be careful about being inclusive of people’s undeserved praise.
3. Achan (Joshua 7:24-26): Achan's disobedience, and its consequences, are recorded in Joshua 7. The judgment that befell him (and his family) is recorded in the indicated text. This man tried to include defiled items into his home which God forbade.
4. Korah, Dathan, and Abiram (Numbers 16:31-35): Their rebellion against Moses and Aaron can be found in Numbers 16. The judgment they received was the Earth opening and swallowing them. They attempted to demand Moses be more “inclusive”, and thus rebelled, so they were killed.
5. Herod Antipas (Mark 6:14-29, Luke 9:7-9): In the New Testament, Herod Antipas, the ruler of Galilee, committed evil by imprisoning and beheading John the Baptist. His actions were disapproved by God, and he eventually faced divine judgment. The King made a promise which “included” the head of John the Baptist.
6. Elymas the Sorcerer (Acts 13:6-12): This Jewish sorcerer opposed the preaching of Paul. Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, pronounced a judgment which resulted in this wicked man becoming blind. This was a sign of God's disapproval in opposition to his inclusive evil agenda. The Bible does ask: "what fellowship (inclusion) does light have with darkness" after all.
7. The Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-21): Jesus told a parable about a rich man who stored up wealth without considering it was only temporary. God took the man’s life that very night, reminding him that true riches come from being rich toward God. He was “inclusive” of the world’s wealth while discriminating against the true riches of God.
In summary, and like the women Pastors inclusive agenda, anything opposite of scripture, is against God. God is the opposite of inclusive when it comes to sin. He is the very definition of “segregation” choosing to both judge and remain apart form it. Biblical figures listed above attempted to allow a “sin inclusive” lifestyle and wound up paying terrible prices for their obstinance.
Why the LGBTQ Inclusive View is Unscientific
The Bible clearly teaches the LGBTQ inclusive agenda is wicked and should be directly confronted with truth. Many churches have compromised choosing to be inclusive of sin as opposed to, and as the Bible teaches, “reproving all acts of darkness”. First, this is not an issue of what these people think is OK rather what God says is right.
I will not regale you with the mountains of biblical examples of how totally opposite this agenda is to righteousness. It is important to say, however, that any so-called church preacher who green lights this lifestyle, will face the judgment of God and the fires of hell!
For these purposes, I will refrain from a Christian perspective and just speak from a biology perspective:
1. Sexual inclusiveness stands in contrast to universal order. These couples are the only ones on Earth with “procreative” organs yet cannot procreate (as a couple). God's plan for all life was to “produce after their own kind” and “be fruitful and multiply". If their lifestyle choice are right with the Universe, why would it result in the extinction of the human race were they the dominant lifestyle?
2. Their biological functions stand in contrast to how they “feel”. Biology drives identity, natural processes, as well as the continuity of human civilization. More simply – our biology is an “objective” measure of identity. Feelings, on the other hand, are derived from our personal views and therefore must be labeled “subjective”. The underlying science of existence (creation) is based on objective, measurable scientific processes. “Feelings” will never change this with respect to gender identity.
3. Transgender identity proponents embrace natural childbirth. Same sex couples often have children, raise them, and pretend to be parents like everyone else. However, there is one (1) problem: their gender beliefs stand in contrast to procreation. For example, two (2) women who want children must depend on male biological processes. At the same time, they reject the relationship which naturally leads to biological natural childbirth.
In summary, even from a philosophical and scientific viewpoint, the “inclusive” agenda has no merit beyond what people “think” and how they “feel”. Their own judgments have more holes in them than a whiffle ball! There are numerous problems with their view, the least of which is they still cannot explain how “biology” is wrong and their unscientific view is correct. Further, they refuse to accept the consequences of their actions through remaining “childless”. While they claim to reject the natural universal order of sexuality, they use it to their own ends. This is hypocrisy!
More Bible Teachings on Diversity and Inclusion
The Bible’s main teaching on diversity and inclusion is centered around “righteousness” and “evil”. More plainly, while righteousness should be included in one’s lifestyle, sin should be excluded. While racial diversity is not spoken of as a “sign of strength” in scripture, “diversity of God given gifts” is a cornerstone of being a follower of Jesus Christ.
We, the people of the Lord, should shun focusing on “sexual” diversity and key in on what gifts the Lord has given each of us to be His witnesses. Here are texts dealing with righteous diversity:
1. Romans 12:4-6: This passage emphasizes the idea that within the body of Christ, Believers have different spiritual gifts. Further, it indicates the importance of appreciating such diversity. In our modern language: “Christians should appreciate spiritual diversity which is pleasing to the Lord God”.
2. 1st Corinthians 12:7: Here the Apostle Paul underscores the purpose of spiritual gifts. They are given by the Holy Spirit for the common good of the Christian community. Everyone’s gift contributes uniquely to the edification of the Body of Christ.
3. 1st Peter 4:10: The Apostle Peter emphasizes the responsibility of Christians to utilize our individual identities (gifts) to serve others. Further, we should recognize that gifting of others is meant for the benefit of the entire church. The phrase "God's grace in its various forms" highlights this and how it reflects different (diverse) aspects of His character and love toward us. “Inclusion” of these spiritual gifts equals power to walk in His righteous ways. The wicked inclusion of the world will always result in death!
4. Ephesians 4:11-12: Paul speaks about the different offices that Jesus appointed within the church. It also teaches that individuals with these “callings” have the purpose of equipping the church.
5. 1st Corinthians 12:27-28: This verse provides a list of various gifts. It further highlights different individuals possess their own uniqueness which serves to complete the work of the body (church).
6. Colossians 3:23-24: While not explicitly mentioning spiritual gifts, this passage emphasizes the mindset behind Christian actions. It encourages us to approach all aspects of life with dedication and wholeheartedness.
In summary, Christian diversity and inclusion is about spiritual gifts given by the Lord God of Armies. It is the source of our strength (faith). Anything else is a wanton spiritual abuse of the Holy Bible. This same concept has been polluted both by the world and worldly churches. More plainly – they use Jesus’s Name to gather but do not gather in His Name.
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