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Multiculturalism is rapidly losing its attraction in a world gripped in terrorism. German Chancellor Angela Merkel commented on its failure recently; “The tendency had been to say, ‘Let’s adopt the multicultural concept and live happily side by side. . .’But this concept has failed, and failed utterly.”

Statements by other European leaders, UK Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have somewhat mirrored the Chancellor’s remarks. Cameron said, “under the doctrine of state multiculturalism, we have encouraged different cultures to live separate lives, apart from each other and apart from the mainstream. We’ve failed to provide a vision of society to which they feel they want to belong.”

Sarkozy expressed his feelings this way. “We have been too concerned about the identity of the person who was arriving and not enough about the identity of the country that was receiving him.”

--World March 26, 2011 p. 24 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell

The one thing we cannot forget; the gospel is for every person, every culture every time.

Acts 10:34-35 (CEV) (34) Peter then said: Now I am certain that God treats all people alike. (35) God is pleased with everyone who worships him and does right, no matter what nation they come from.

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