Even in a rural state like Montana, recently there is an ongoing push to pass legislation that would further expand non discrimination policies against lesbians, gays and transgenders. The argument behind passing such legislation is that it would “signal to businesses that Montana is open for business to corporations who value diversity and inclusion.” This type of legislation has been tried several times before and likely it will fail again, only to be reintroduced and reintroduced until it is finally passed.
Hardly can a Believer be safe from such headlines entering our homes. Most recently President Trump undid Obama’s transgender bathroom policy for public schools, making it a state issue instead of a federal issue. This in turn caused the Supreme Court to drop the case that they were going to hear that could’ve had ramifications for those states that refuse to follow such nonsense. While I sincerely wish that such things were not dinner table topics or being constantly pushed by the mainstream media and the deviants who are trying to hasten America’s immorality, there is a point to be made about diversity.
What does the Holy Scriptures say about God’s thoughts on diversity? Surprisingly the answer is quite simple.
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many entering in through it. Because narrow is the gate and distressing is the way which leads unto life, and there are few who find it. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them from their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree produces excellent fruit, but a corrupt tree produces evil fruit. A good tree is not able to produce evil fruit, nor is a corrupt tree able to produce excellent fruit. Every tree that does not produce excellent fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore from their fruits you will know them. Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many works of power in Your name? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who work out lawlessness!” Matthew 7:13-23
There is diversity, there are those who enter by the narrow gate and those who are on the broad way that leads to destruction.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My Word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed from death unto life.” John 5:24
There are those who are walking in the path of death and those who have repented and believed into Jesus and have passed from death unto life.
“For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?” 2nd Corinthians 2:15-16
There are those who are being Saved and those who are perishing.
“And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God. And books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, out of the things which were written in the books. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one, according to their works. And Death and Hades were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire.” Revelation 20:12-15
There are those whose names are written in the Book of Life and those who are not.
Yes there is diversity with God.
“For there is no partiality with God.” Romans 2:11
“Then Peter opened his mouth and said: In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.” Acts 10:34
“And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell everywhere on the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and exist, as also some of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring. Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine is like gold or silver or stone, something engraved by art and man’s devising. Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has established a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has appointed. He has given assurance of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead.” Acts 17:26-31
Each man is held accountable by God. God doesn’t care what color a man is, whether a person is a man or a woman, but where God does use diversity regarding man is whether someone is Saved or unsaved; those who have repented and believed in His Son Jesus Christ or those who refuse to repent and turn to Him. There is true diversity and one that matters eternally. Are you with those who are perishing or those who are going to be with the Lord forever?
Enough with the nonsense, seek God while He may still be found!