Daar word op die oomblik in die kerk meer gepraat oor self-ontplooiing as oor self-opoffering.-Anon.......As ‘n kerk haar woorde begin devalueer, dan word die kerk ‘n ramp vir die volk. - K Schilder

7/11/2010

Tolerance or Truth?

Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetle wrote a book, “The New Tolerance: How a cultural movement threatens to destroy you, your faith, and your children” (1998).

A bit more than ten years later, and “tolerance” is again becoming the buzz word, the politically correct word. One of the latest meanings is tolerance towards all values, all beliefs, all lifestyles, all truth. Christianity’s claim to be the only way to God is especially seen as intolerant. Should Christians exchange what they see as truth, for the “new tolerance”?

5 comments:

Liza said...

Dr James Kennedy van The Coral Ridge Hour program het verlede jaar oor dieselfde onderwerp gepreek en die volgende waarheid kwyt geraak: Tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved society. When you have an immoral society that has blatantly, proudly, violated all of the commandments of God, there is one last virtue they insist upon: tolerance for their immorality. They will not have you condemning what they have done as being wrong, and they have created a belief system in which it is not, and in which they are no longer the criminal or the villain or the evil person, but you are!

We’re rapidly sliding downhill. Does it matter? Yes, it matters because when you are criticizing what that person believes or what he does, you are hurting his “feelings.” You are intolerant. You are demonstrating hatefulness to him, and that is a “hate crime.” That can cause you to end up in court or jail.


...Maar as jy 'n belydende Christen is wat jou geloof in die openbaar bely dan is dit oop seisoen en is daar weinig sprake van 'tolerance'.

Danie Loots said...

Liza, so waar. As jy durg verkondig dat die Bybel die absolute Waarheid is en ons absolute standaard is waaraan ons ons lewe moet meet, kan jy nie veel "tolerance" verwag nie.

Ek dink 'n nuwe vlaag van vervolging van Christene in veral die Weste, gaan oor hierdie tipe onderwerpe gaan. Omdat ons se pornografie is verkeerd, is ons verkeerd en ons die ouens wat vervolg moet word.

Ek het egter hoop vir ons eie regering. Dit lyk of hulle hier en daar darem die regte rigting indink.

Danie Loots said...

I do believe (and I think we all do) that we should welcome sinners (as we are sinners ourselves), but the Church should never compromise the Word. There is a difference in welcoming a sinner, helping him/her to overcome that sin on the one hand and condoning a sin, making something the Bible says is a sin, off as not being a Sin.

We can never go out and speak against the Word. We cannot decide who someone goes to heaven, just because we are tolerating their other religion or beliefs.

Although I am not the one that is going to judge who will and who will not inherit Eternal Life, I can never speak against what the Bible says. I should infact, when asked about it, or perhaps sometimes even if not asked, warn those around me, that Jesus is the only way to Heaven.

Admittedly, we need lots of wisdom to bring this message over to non-believers. I guess Love is a good start.

Liza said...

Christus self is gespot en belaster, hoekom sal ons as sy volgelinge dit dan vryspring? Soos jy elders in 'n ander pos tereg opmerk - die dienskneg is immers nie meer as sy heer nie.

Henrietta said...

SJOE - diep dinge wat julle hier kwytraak, baie dankie! Ek wil kyk of ek Josh se boek iewers in die hande kan kry.