The catchy words in our culture are “diversity, inclusivity, and equity,” the first letters of which spell D.I.E., which is unfortunate, because these three words are supposed to bring L.I.F.E. into our world, according to those who believe our present world needs to be dismantled and given a reset.
The second of the three, inclusivity, gets the lion’s share of the “great reset” they believe this world needs. And rightly so when defined as “everyone feeling valued and respected,” because “God (also) is no respecter of persons,” Acts 10:34. The Greek word for “respecter of persons” in that verse is taken from two words, “face” and “perceive,” meaning someone who judges you worthy of respect, or not, on face value, not on knowing you.
This would spell real trouble if you were hauled up in court before a judge whose view of you was skewed by your outward appearance or social status, or by your race, ethnic group and gender – but God’s not like that.
He does not “show favouritism (or partiality),” Romans 2:11, which Peter understood to mean “I should not call anyone impure or unclean,” Acts 10:28, because no one is viewed by God as being above or below anyone else. There’s no such thing as a globalist elite to God, therefore, because “He doesn’t care how great a person may be. He pays no more attention to the rich than to the poor.” Job 34:19.
It must have been a shock of earthquake proportions, then, when the Jews found out that God “accepts people from every nation,” Acts 10:35, when their Jewish law stated it was forbidden “for a Jew to (even) associate with a Gentile or visit him,” verse 28.
And maybe it’s a shock for us too that God blesses evil people with sunshine and rain just as much as good people (Matthew 5:45). It’s amazing, isn’t it, that God allows even his worst enemies to enjoy good weather, good crops, good food, good marriages and loving families.
And why is that? Because “when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son,” Romans 5:10. It’s because his Son “died for all,” 2 Corinthians 5:14, that God can include everybody, even his worst enemies, in his forgiveness.
So God’s inclusive all right. He leaves no one out when it comes to his mercy. On that point he views and values everyone equally. But does that mean he can’t be exclusive as well?….(coming up next)
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They had the same sort of mantra during the French Revolution: “liberté, égalité, fraternité.”
Funny how that almost ancronymizes into “life” if you rearrange a couple of the letters. Although it more appropriately ancronymizes into “left”—as in the “left” political faction—which is what these revolutionists were.
The French revolution was the springboard to the radical changes that morphed into the twisted mentality we experience today. Robespierre, who was one of the main proponents of that revolution, was eventually executed for his crimes. People are only going to put up with it for so long before they’ve had enough.