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Celebrate Diversity! - by Michael Phillips
1 Corinthians - Part 11
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1 Corinthians 11:2-16
Aug 12, 2012 am - Celebrate Diversity! This is not the kind of thing Reformed Baptist pastors say every day: but we ought to. We ought to love diversity because God does, and to this, both the Bible and common sense bear witness. Genesis 1-2 open with God creating the heavens and the earth, but all He created was, at the time, null and void. Everything was there, it seems, but nothing was organized, there were no distinctions, it was all run together, like an oil painting left out in the rain. The Lord did not want things this way, so He set about ordering the world, separating one thing from another. First light from darkness; and later, dry land from the seas, birds from fish, and, most importantly, mankind from the other mammals that live on the earth. At the end of the Creation Week, He pronounced everything good, in fact, very good. From this, I think we can fairly affirm what I just said: God loves diversity. He makes everything what it is because He wants it to be that and not something else. He wants a thing to be what it is and not what it isn't. What the Bible teaches is confirmed every day by what we see and hear and smell and touch and taste. There's a thing called 'flowers', and ... More >>>


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