Have you ever been placed in a situation where you have pointed out particular problems in our culture, only to have someone respond back with “Judge not, lest you be judged…”? In that encounter were you ever given the chance to finish it for them? In many cases, Christians are not given a chance. It is because we are told that “toleration” in a pluralistic, multicultural society is the “new edict.”
Tolerance and multiculturalism are two of the catchwords of our time, but what do they really mean — especially for Christians? Over the last twenty years we have seen an trap being set by the secular city to weaken of our biblical stand. We try to adapt in a culture that is so humanly indulgent, but it is of no spiritual good. Without sounding pessimistic, we are definitely offered challenges to share the truth with those cozy with the cultural norms.
At the same time many of us are aware that we have to be extremely discerning about the values and ideas championed by the media and the society as a whole. Let’s face it folks, we are living in what is often called a “post-Christian” culture. That is why it is so important for us to examine the meanings of the pop culture’s use of what is meant by tolerance and multiculturalism. These words do not mean what we have been to think in the government schools. How they are used today is so foreign to their original meanings.
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