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Comparing Today’s “Tolerance” with True Christian Tolerance

Today’s “Tolerance” Says
True Christian Tolerance Says
Speaking out If someone else’s beliefs are different from yours, you must not say your beliefs are true, because it might offend them. “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15, NIV).
True beliefs You have a right to hold your beliefs. But you should agree that others’ beliefs are just as true as yours, even if their beliefs are different. Not all beliefs are true. If you care about someone, you will tell them the truth. The Bible says Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).
Loving people Sometimes you must approve of others’ behavior even if you think what they are doing is wrong. You must love others even if you don’t like what they do. (See Luke 10:27 and Matthew 5:44.)
Religious teachings All religions teach the truth. God wants us to share the truth of the gospel with all people (1 Timothy 2:3,4; Mark 16:15).
Sharing faith Faith is a personal thing. You can keep peace and show love to others by keeping quiet about your faith. The Bible says, “Do to others what you would have them do to you” (Matthew 7:12, NIV). If someone knew “the words of eternal life,” would you want them to share those words with you? (See John 6:68.)