Saturday, November 09, 2002
TOLERANCE is a buzzword these days. The only thing seemingly not tolerated are those who are viewed as intolerant by the arbiters of such things. My brother-in-law Mitch sent me a link to this good column by William Bouknight, a Methodist minister in Memphis, on the topic.There is an increasing movement--particularly among those in the liberal 'mainline' denominations--to ridicule and silence those who would insist upon the uniqueness and necessity of Jesus Christ. We must always proclaim Christ with tact, expressing the 'truth in love', but we can never compromise on the proclamation of the gospel message regardless of how the culture at large chooses to view us.