I just wanted to follow up on a previous post, to expand on what I meant by the new triune god – the one that people now worship, having found Father, Son and Holy Spirit no longer suitable for the modern age.
The new god we worship is known as Tolerance, Diversity and Inclusion. Many worship at this altar, social media is rife with praise for this god, businesses obsequiously genuflect and should you not get with the program, you may find yourself shunned – at the very least.
Let us look a little closer at what this new god represents, beyond the benign veneer.
Tolerance. We used to have love, kindness, gentleness and self control. Now, we have tolerance. But let’s be clear what is meant by tolerance. To worship at this altar, you are required to tolerate what, in previous ages, would be regarded as damaging and unhealthy. It also requires you to be intolerant of any absolutes or outdated morality. The irony of intolerance in the name of tolerance should not be overly dwelt upon.
Diversity. The priests of diversity require that adherents have a uniformity of thinking. It is only possible to obtain true diversity when all thought is brought into line with the correct ideology. Any diversion from diversity will be punished most severely.
Inclusion. This god rounds out the new triune idol worship. People that have not been correctly tolerant and diverse will find themselves falling foul of this god. It is a great sin to fail to be inclusive enough, and will invite exclusion from social positions and circles. All true devotees will congratulate themselves for said exclusion, demonstrating their great commitment to inclusivity.
These are our new gods, and it is sad to say that we deserve them. Having rejected what is true, noble, honourable and right, we have set up counterfeits in place. These shadows can only exist by resting on a foundation that has been removed, and below the superficial light they are darkness.
The Bible has something to say about this, and it’s not very tolerant, diverse or inclusive. But it is true.
Furthermore, just as they did not think it worth while to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy.Romans 1 v28-31
Perhaps the greatest things we can pray for here is that God, the real God, will release our minds from this foolishness and captivity – that we may come to know and love Truth, personified in Jesus himself.
Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”John 8 v31b-32