Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How Senseless Hate Confirms Faith

One of the main reasons that I believe Christianity (not cultural Christianity, I'm talking about the real deal) is utter truth is that Jesus' words keep coming true.

For example, take John 15:18-20. Christians are easily the most hated and persecuted group in the world today, including in the post-Christian West. Every time someone or some group spews senseless hate toward me and brothers and sisters in Christ simply because we are following Christ, my faith is confirmed in his words all the more!

It is not a little ironic that the culture that prides itself on being tolerant has fast become highly intolerant of a group of people with a rich (though not perfect) history of and commitment to tolerance.

If you want to think more about tolerance, I commend D. A. Carson's The Intolerance of Tolerance. If you were to read it simply to appreciate how the word tolerance has been used historically and how it is used in diverse senses today, you'd have spent your time and money well. 

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