Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Are You Tolerant?

"Secularization theology has taught us to be 'tolerant' of the world system ... to be more accepting and understanding ... and not bigoted.  G. K. Chesterton says it well: "tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions."  It is easier to claim tolerance and straddle the fence than to choose sides. ... But tolerance makes no impact for the kingdom of God." (Charles Swindoll, The Church Awakening, page 170).

In the name of 'tolerance', do we fail to stand firm for the sake of Jesus Christ?  I find it is much easier to be politically correct than to stand unwavering for our Lord.  And even though the world tells us that our 'intolerance' is unacceptable ... Christ tells us to be faithful to his truth.

Matthew 7:13-14 ... “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. 

Like it or not, the way of salvation is not all inclusive.  Some will be excluded.  Tolerant or not, that is reality.

1 comment:

mike said...

It is amazing how the world demands that Christians be tolerant while they are intolerant towards us for the most part. In looking at Jesus life, I don't see a lot of tolerance. Jesus main focus was restoration, not tolerance, not condemnation. Tolerance is a device of Satan to give I am okay you o are okay believers legitimacy. If Jesus was tolerant, He would have accepted the world as it was and stayed in heaven. Salvation would not be needed.