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Where has the undiscerning push for “diversity” led us? How far will modern society’s morals fall before God intervenes to save us—from ourselves?
Look around and you will see a world testifying to God’s love of variety. Our planet features myriad mountain ranges, valleys, and plains. Babbling brooks and mountain rivers carve pathways leading to lakes, lowlands, and vast oceans. We see rain forests, deserts, and everything in between.
There are flowers of all shapes, colors, and sizes, and “over 60,000 species of trees that come in all shapes and sizes, from majestic cedars to smaller fruit trees and shrubs” (“Types of Trees with Their Name and Picture—Identification Guide,” LeafyPlace.com). Birds come in all colors, sizes, shapes, habits, and songs. California condors soar on air currents for hours at a time, while the pennyweight hummingbird darts about with speed and agility. Not all have the same food preferences. Aren’t you happy not to be a vulture, which feeds on skunks and possums too slow to avoid a Michelin or Goodyear? Yet vultures have an important ecological purpose and thrive on their roadkill cuisine. The oceans are full of strange and diverse creatures—some so unusual that scientists have difficulty discerning whether they are plant or animal.
Just how much diversity of animal life is there? According to various resources, there are about 2.1 million identified animal species. This includes millions of invertebrates, among them over 1 million insects, 110,615 arachnids, 80,460 mollusks, 80,122 crustaceans, and 2,175 corals. Of the known vertebrates, there are 35,672 fish, 8,250 amphibians, 11,341 reptiles, 11,158 birds, and 6,485 mammals (“How many species are there?,” Biodiversity and Wildlife, OurWorldInData.org).
Scientists assure us that no two snowflakes are exactly alike, yet there is a hexagonal (six-sided) pattern to each of them. Similarly, no two human beings are the same, but each and every one is designed using the genetic code written by God.
God’s creation shows that He loves diversity. But these days the kind of diversity our children are introduced to at school by social engineers is something that God does not love. Yes, He loves all people, no matter our shape, color, or size, and even despite our personal shortcomings. He loves our talents and personalities. After all, He was the one who designed us, just as He designed the snowflake, with such varied potential. But this does not mean that He loves all our behaviors. His commandments reveal that certain behaviors do not please Him.
Bowing down to statues and representations of God is one such misbehavior. Idols lower the great Creator to the level of something made by human hands and distract from the proper worship of God. Note this thoughtful account of the foolishness of idols, speaking of a tree that has been cut down:
He [the woodsman] burns half of it in the fire; with this half he eats meat; he roasts a roast, and is satisfied. He even warms himself and says, “Ah! I am warm, I have seen the fire.” And the rest of it he makes into a god, his carved image. He falls down before it and worships it, prays to it and says, “Deliver me, for you are my god!”… And no one considers in his heart, nor is there knowledge nor understanding to say, “I have burned half of it in the fire, yes, I have also baked bread on its coals; I have roasted meat and eaten it; and shall I make the rest of it an abomination? Shall I fall down before a block of wood?” (Isaiah 44:16–17, 19).
Diversity in geography, flora and fauna, or talents and personality is quite different from diverging from the moral behavior God desires of us for our good. Immorality must never be justified under the banner of diversity. The God who created variety no matter where you look on earth is not pleased with behaviors that produce harmful results within His creation. Pain and suffering are the consequences of disregarding His way of life as revealed in His word—the Bible.
Why do so few seem to connect the dots between immoral behaviors—those condemned in Scripture—and painful results? One who has connected the dots is Dr. Miriam Grossman. Of her work as a psychiatrist at the University of California, Los Angeles, she writes,
These changes [in moral values] are the result of social agendas foisted on the campus community, and in my work at the counseling center, I see the consequences daily. Dangerous behaviors are a personal choice; judgments are prohibited—they might offend…. I argue as a scientist, with biological facts, not biblical ones. Forget Leviticus—as you’ll see, my data is from The New England Journal of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Unprotected, pp. xvii, xxiii).
Of course, we here at Tomorrow’s World will not forget Leviticus, nor do we think that Dr. Grossman does, but her point is valid. All one needs to do is open one’s eyes and connect the dots between promiscuity and the harmful consequences it brings. It can be observed in the lives of those around us—and sometimes our own—and documented in science for any who have eyes to see.
Even a few at the forefront of the LGBTQIA+ movement have some understanding of this. Note this admission from two of the most famous homosexual advocates of the last half-century: “Relationships between gay men don’t usually last very long…. Part of this is due to the characteristics of male physiology and psychology, which make the sexual and romantic pairing of man with man inherently less stable than the pairing of man with woman. (Sorry if the truth hurts)” (Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen, After the Ball, p. 318).
How long will mankind repeat painful lessons? How long will it take to conclude that sex outside of a monogamous marriage relationship between one biological man and one biological woman is a bad idea? Encouraging children to question their identity, celebrating “coming out” declarations, or giving puberty blockers to children who cannot appreciate the enormity and irreversibility of such actions—these behaviors do not create the kind of diversity God loves.
The LGBTQIA+ movement is celebrated under the banner of pride—an attitude God foresaw long ago. “Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty and committed abomination before Me; therefore I took them away as I saw fit” (Ezekiel 16:49–50).
We have all heard the saying: “Love the sinner, hate the sin.” Perhaps a good way to understand its meaning is to consider someone suffering from cancer. We hate the cancer because of the pain and suffering it inflicts, and we truly do love the ones afflicted with it. That is the way God loves those made in His image. He loves the sick; therefore, He hates what is making them sick.
Our bullying, self-righteous culture will not end well for Western nations. God cares for all; He loves diversity, but not the kind of perverse diversity we see popularly promoted today. He created a world of color and form for mankind’s benefit. Look around you and enjoy it—and take the time to learn about God’s plan for all men and women everywhere. That plan is greater than you might imagine!