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Gospel-Unity vs Legislated-Unity

A big issue in the U.K. has been multi-culturalism. This has been experimented with for decades, but in the last twenty years, because of immigrants increasing in numbers, the concern has increased. Cultures are remaining separate, and so dividing the nation and causing tensions. Certain laws have been legislated, but Governmental imposition really has not worked. Immigration has to develop into integration, that sadly has not happened. The tensions and disparity in cultures cannot be legislated away. The only way that politics has is to have a stern hold over all sections of society. A method that keeps an uneasy peace, and is not a meaningful answer.

But when we read about a multi-cultural society in the Bible that gathered at Jerusalem, then we see that a spontaneous means is the only answer. In Acts 2, we read of a number of nationalities coming together under the preaching of the Word of God, and entering into a single experience. “Partheons, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Crete and Arabians heard the Gospel in their tongues concerning the wonderful works of God. And all that believed were together.” The Gospel can unify a society of many cultures.