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All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
(John 1:3) ESV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
(John 3:16) ESV

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. ...
(Romans 14:1-23) ESV

Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
(1 Corinthians 8:6) ESV

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
(Colossians 1:16,17) ESV

My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? ...
(James 2:1-26) ESV

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
(Revelation 7:9) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

All my life I've been looking for diversity.
--Max von Sydow – Swedish Actor Born 1929

Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.
--Jinato Hu

I like to eat and I love the diversity of foods.
--David Soul – American Actor Born 1943

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
--John F. Kennedy – American President Born 1917 Died 19634

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Diversity and the Bible

What does the Bible say about diversity and humanity?

God places the highest value on human life.

God created the human entity in His own image (Gen. 1:26-27James 3:9). Every man and woman of all time is a valuable creation of God. Each person is made in God’s image. Even though this image is marred, the human being is most important to God. Christians should value everyone as precious.

God does not view individuals differently because of their external appearances (1 Sam. 16:7Rom. 2:11). God knows each person’s heart. One’s outward appearance does not change his or her standing with God. Christians should never prejudge another person on the basis of external characteristics (James 2).

God is most concerned with the immaterial (soul/spirit) essence of each person, and He wants an intimate relationship with each person (John 3). He desires that everyone live with Him forever (2 Pet. 3:9).

God is glorified by the diversity of His creation in general (Gen. 1:31). We too, should appreciate the beauty of variations within creation.

God is an impartial Judge (Col. 3:251 Pet. 1:17) and does not view individuals favorably simply because of their racial or ethnic background.

The Old Testament provides significant illustrations regarding racial or ethnic diversity in relationships.

Joseph, a Hebrew, married an Egyptian (Gen. 41:45). Egyptians were of a different culture. They may have looked very similar to those in Jacob’s family, but the ethnic backgrounds were quite different. There is no statement in Scripture that condemns Joseph for his marriage to a woman outside of his ethnic pedigree. At some point, Moses married an Ethiopian or Cushite woman (Num. 12:1-9). Aaron and Miriam were upset for some reason, but God was not. Whether they were upset regarding the marriage itself or whether they were jealous of Moses’ leadership responsibilities, Scripture is unclear. The passage does show that God was very angry with Aaron and Miriam because they questioned His choice to speak through Moses. God never chastised Moses for his marriage to the Ethiopian/Cushite.

The general instruction for Israel was that single men and women should marry within their ethnicity (i.e., other Jews). The purpose was primarily to maintain spiritual purity. If they chose to marry individuals from the surrounding nations, then there would most likely be a religiously mixed marriage. God is opposed to any situation that causes a believer to compromise his or her faith. There were numerous occasions in which Jewish men married non-Jewish, believing women. However in some cases, the unions did not grieve the Lord because the Gentile spouse believed in Him. One example includes Boaz and Ruth the Moabitess (Ruth 4). On the other hand, God was always displeased with any marriages between believing Jews and non-believing Gentiles.

Jesus Christ’s personal example illustrates the significance of a multi-ethnic, racially diverse perspective.

Jesus did not avoid sharing spiritual instruction or developing social relationships with anyone outside His racial or ethnic background (John 4:4-26). His conversation with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well demonstrates that racial or ethnic differences should not be a determining factor for a Christian’s social interaction.

Jesus reprimanded His disciples for their hostile reaction to a group of people who were not ethnic Jews. Even though the Samaritans did not warmly receive Jesus and His followers, Jesus did not respond negatively to them (Luke 9:51-56).

Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan communicates the necessity of treating people kindly and meeting their physical needs whenever possible, regardless of their social status, ethnic background, religious beliefs, etc. (Luke 10:25-37).

Jesus’ Great Commission compels all believers to enter every world culture, beginning with one’s own local community, to share the gospel (Matt. 28:16-20Acts 1:6-11). There are no restrictions concerning those to whom we minister. Every person of every race, nation, language, religion, society, and ethnic heritage must be reached for Christ. We must lay aside every social and racial prejudice and view the spiritual needs of the world from a cross-cultural, global perspective.

In light of the Old and New Testament examples and teachings, we must look past the outward appearances and focus on reaching hearts.2


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Definition of Diversity

1. a. The fact or quality of being diverse; difference.

b. A point or respect in which things differ.

2. Variety or multiformity: "Charles Darwin saw in the diversity of species the principles of evolution that operated to generate the species: variation, competition and selection" (Scientific American).3  




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