Does the Bible support gender equality, diversity, and inclusion?
The short answer is yes. In heaven, there is no distinction between gender or age. There is no marriage or sexual orientation. However, having a same-sex relationship is out of the question because God calls it an abomination.
1. God is for inclusions
Adam and Eve sinned, and the rest of their descendants had to live outside paradise, suffer, and die. He then chose a particular group of people to be set apart from the rest of the evil men. Still, He gave humanity several chances, but the hearts of men are weak to sin.
When God’s chosen people, the Jewish Israelites, refused Jesus as their savior, God extended salvation to the Gentiles (non-Jews).
Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection is a new covenant with God to those who believe and turn to Him. No race, religion, or even sin can prevent us from being included in God’s plan for salvation.
2. Jesus preached inclusion
The Jews hated the Samaritans. They wouldn’t dare talk or be near any of them. Racially, the Samaritans are their half-brother. However, they didn’t keep themselves pure and married among pagans. Hence, they were called mongrels, dogs—outside God’s chosen people.
Jesus severed that notion when He talked to a Samaritan woman on the well. In a sense, Jesus first shared the gospel not with his fellow Jews but with a Samaritan woman. He also told the parable of the good Samaritan to emphasize the inclusion of those who love God, regardless of their racial identity.
Gender chaos rather than dysphoria
Gender dysphoria is real. We cannot invalidate a person whose sexual or gender orientation differs from their physical attributes. However, it remains to be a sinful nature, and when acted upon gives birth to sin. Gender equality, diversity, and inclusion are also a celebration of sin.
The bottom line, gender equality, along with the cult of gender pronouns, sounds progressive, but underneath, it is self-centered and self-glorifying. It is demonic to the core because it mocks God.
After desire has been conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
Gender equality, diversity, and inclusion are also a celebration of sin.