Sunday, May 1, 2016

Jesus: Intolerant Bigot

From the article: 
Indeed, by today's secular-progressive standards – and, more vexing yet, by the standards of lukewarm Christians and ministries that, under the intense thaw of postmodern paganism, fall away from the berg like vast chunks of ice – Christ Jesus Himself would, like so many of his followers today, be slandered as an "intolerant bigot" and crucified all over again.
To be sure, under the contemporary misconception of "tolerance," which supposes that one must not only tolerate sin of every stripe, but refuse to call it even that, Christ was (and is) intolerant indeed. Rather than admonishing the adulterous woman to, "Go now and leave your life of sin" (see John 8:11), postmodernism, to include the moral relativist yeast that leavens the body of Christ, demands, at once, that our never-changing Lord change the unchangeable: "Go now and continue your life of sin."

Here's a bit of theology to ponder.  WWJD - What would Jesus do?  This author suggests that Christ would be seen as a bigot for not tolerating sinful behavior.  

And then this:
"The Gospel of Christ doesn't care about 'tolerance.' It cares about truth."   Truth is a higher good than tolerance?  I'm liking that.  Who knows much about the concept of tough love?  Tough love is when the truth is said in love, even when it's uncomfortable and not popular.  Kinda goes agains the notion of "everyone gets a trophy".  A lie we perpetuate because we don't want to appear intolerant.