People seem to be kicking back against multiculturalism. Brexit is happening in the UK, and Trump with his great Wall of Mexico is happening in the USA.
But let’s just take a step back from the political rights or wrongs of multiculturalism, and review things as they are, warts and all, from a spiritual perspective.
Firstly, God made us all from Adam and Eve. We’re not evolved primates, with some more equal than others. We are all equally made in the image and likeness of God.
Secondly, since the fall, humanity is divided, not by culture, but by faith. Believers in God and His Biblical promises are spiritually alive; unbelievers are spiritually dead.
Thirdly, Israel was never, and wasn’t meant to be, a primarily political, ethnic or cultural entity but a spiritual nation under Jehovah God.
Fourthly, Jesus didn’t come 2000 years ago to some ethnically or culturally homogenous society. He grew up in “Galilee of the Gentiles” as Isaiah prophesied 700 years previously, under Roman occupation. The more culturally “pure” Jews of Judea and Jerusalem looked down on the country bumpkin Galileans almost as much as the Samaritans, who they saw as bastards.
Fifthly, and finally for now, the multicultural Roman Empire was the perfect harvest field for the growth of the early church.
Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.
Colossians 3:11 ESV
Colosse was a multicultural city with a multicultural church, which was united in Christ.
In Christ, there can be true unity in diversity on earth, as it is in heaven, where peoples from every tribe and language and nation will worship God together in perfect harmony, forevermore, amen!