Tolerant . . . Of Only Those Who Agree With You?

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Christians, like myself, who start with God’s Word often hear things like, “You can’t say gay marriage is wrong—that’s intolerant!” Secularists who claim I’m intolerant for saying gay marriage is wrong are intolerant of my position based on the Bible. Those secularists who claim to be tolerant will be intolerant of positions they disagree with and often intolerant of the person who holds them. This isn’t tolerance at all! It’s a false definition of tolerance that tolerates only those who agree with them.

The Myth of Neutrality

Why is secular tolerance so intolerant? Well, the Bible makes it clear there is no neutral position: “He who is not with Me is against Me” (Matthew 12:30). Secularists can’t be neutral—neutrality is a myth, “He who does not gather with Me scatters abroad” (Matthew 12:30). That’s why they are so intolerant—they aren’t neutral! They are actively opposing Christ.

Only Two Religions

Secularists are opposed to Christ—as is everyone who rejects Him—because they have an entirely different religion. Evolution, the foundation of the secular worldview, is a religion based on man's fallible word—man's blind-faith religion to try to justify rebelling against the Creator God. It's not a matter of whether one is religious or not but which religion one adheres to. Ultimately there are only two religions—that of God's Word and of man’s word. The spiritual battle raging around us is actually a battle between these two religions and it started in Genesis 3.

As believers, we need to remain committed to our starting point—the infallible, unchanging Word of God as we boldly share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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