Diversity or Unity
Word Origin and History for diversityExpand
mid-14c., “quality of being diverse,” mostly in a neutral sense, from Old French diversité (12c.) “difference, diversity, unique feature, oddness:” also “wickedness, perversity,” from Latin diversitatem (nominative diversitas) “contrariety, contradiction, disagreement;” also, as a secondary sense, “difference, diversity,” from diversus “turned different ways” (in Late Latin “various”), past participle of divertere (see divert ).
Do you wonder why there is such a push for diversity in the world today? We are told over and over that diversity is the way to inclusion, that encouraging diversity shows love and that we have to accept and encourage it. But should we?
Perhaps we need to look at what the origin of diversity is and where it will lead.Division, divide, to take one and make many. It doesn’t take much extrapolation to realize that many leads to legions. Evil is subtle isn’t it? Make what is wrong look good and make it not only acceptable but the only way.
Except that diversity is not really inclusive, it is exclusive because it denies truth. Truth cannot exist if diversity reigns.
Luke 11:17 But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house fails.”
What better way to encourage divisiveness than to insist on diversity. Jesus said that there was only one way, and that is through Him. John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
There is no hope in diversity, only destruction. To accept Him we must become singular and look forward to unity. Only those who are united in Him will become part of the harvest. Jesus is Lord of the harvest and will recognize His because of that very unity in accepting Him only as the way.