Part II: What is God's Plan for Diversity and Inclusion?


11Therefore, remember that you, formerly Gentiles in the flesh who are called “uncircumcision” by what is called “circumcision” (in the flesh, made by hands)—12that you used to be separated from Christ. You were alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

13But now, in Christ Jesus, you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ. 14He is our peace, he who made both [groups to be] one and tore down the wall of separation. 15He abolished in his flesh the enmity which is the law of commandments with its decrees, so that he might create in himself one new humanity instead of two, making peace. 16He reconciled both [groups] to God in one body, through the cross, by which he destroyed that enmity. 17He came and preached peace to you who were far off and also to those who were near.

Ephesians 2:11-17 [Eastern Orthodox Bible translation]