While big government and the education establishment claim to be tolerant and all-inclusive, their actions, policies and decisions seem to disavow their claims. Schools and our major institutions appear to be becoming “Christian-free zones”.
Jonathan Sarfati in his article on tolerence on the Christian Minisitries International website calls the tolerance movement in our culture today hypocricy. “The movement attempts to be all things to everyone,” Sarfati said, “but winds up being nothing to anyone. While it preaches love of diversity, it actually advocates indifference, since by definition none of the various views being tolerated can be regarded as true.”
Those in our culture who believe truth is relative also claim to be tolerant. Christian writer and apologist Dorothy Sayer says those who write off truth as relative and believe they are tolerant are out of touch with reality.
“Today, however,” Sayer writes, “tolerance has come to mean ‘accepting all views as true or equally legitimate.’ So, to disagree with another is arrogant. But think about it: How can you accept both Buddhism (which rejects God) and the Christian faith (which affirms God’s existence)? It’s a contradiction, plain and simple.” And logic says two contradictory statements can not both be true at the same time and in the same manner.
Sarfati says, “in actuality, tolerance pigeonholes people by culture, sexual-orientation, ‘race’, gender, etc. These misguided efforts toward unity result instead in labelling, the categorizing of people into minority groups, causing further separation between people.'”
Jesus was abundantly clear about how we should show tolerance to others, whether we agree with their world view and lifestyle or not,
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.”
To those whose worldview does not follow scripture, there is always room for 2 Timothy 3:1617;
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16.
The Bible also reminds us to teach, rebuke, correct and train in gentlensss and kindness.