The problem with tolerance
July 26, 2010
"I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
You and I live in an age of tolerance. But tolerance doesn't just mean respecting another person's viewpoint or worldview or opinion.
In this day and age, tolerance means that all truth or all belief systems and ideas are equally true. It means that truth is relative to you and your circumstances. So whatever you believe is equal to what I believe; and therefore, our beliefs are in essence the same. And this is particularly true when it comes to religion.
Now, the uninformed and sometimes those who want to appear intellectually superior or sophisticated will suggest that every person chooses their own path to eternity. And because individuals are in charge of their own future, whatever they choose will take them to the place they have proposed to go.
So what do you think about this notion? Are all religions the same? As a Christ follower, how do you respond to something like that?
Well, this sounds pretty muddled and confusing until you look at what Jesus had to say on the subject. He said "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." That's it. The final word on the subject has been spoken.
If you believe the Scripture is the Word of God, then there's only one way to heaven: Jesus.
Be prepared to give an answer. Stand on the Word and tell others what the Scripture says.
JESUS, THE FINAL WORD ON THE SUBJECT, HAS SPOKEN.
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