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The Sin of Tolerance
« on: February 23, 2018, 12:00:24 AM »

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The Sin of Tolerance

An example of Billy Graham's fiery preaching in the 1950s.


This article originally appeared in the February 2, 1959, issue of Christianity Today.


Billy Graham's ministry to the big cities, widened in its outreach by radio and television, is one of the outstanding contributions to the resurgence of evangelical Christianity in our generation. His radio message on "The Sin of Tolerance" has been especially blessed. Reprints are available from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Minneapolis.


One of the pet words of this age is "tolerance." It is a good word, but we have tried to stretch it over too great an area of life. We have applied it too often where it does not belong. The word "tolerant" means "liberal," "broad-minded," "willing to put up with beliefs opposed to one's convictions," and "the allowance of something not wholly approved."


Tolerance, in one sense, implies the compromise of one's convictions, a yielding of ground upon important issues. Hence, over-tolerance in moral issues has made us soft, flabby and devoid of conviction.


We have become tolerant about divorce; we have become tolerant about the use of alcohol; we have become tolerant about delinquency; we have become tolerant about wickedness in high places; we have become tolerant about immorality; we have become tolerant about crime and we have become tolerant about godlessness. We have become tolerant of unbelief.


In a book recently published on what prominent people believe, 60 out of 100 did not even mention God, and only 11 out of 100 mentioned Jesus. There was a manifest tolerance toward soft character and a broadmindedness about morals, characteristic of our day. We have been sapped of conviction, drained of our beliefs and ...

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Offline Tes Johnson

Re: The Sin of Tolerance
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 12:15:35 AM »
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"the allowance of something not wholly approved.
"

that is today's world...

Another one is remaining silent while speaking a million words - the act of not speaking can be a lie [sin]

How often do I zip my mouth - it's even more prevalent in positions of leadership "where people are looking to other's  to set an example"

Offline John

Re: The Sin of Tolerance
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 09:40:31 AM »
Tolerance now means to agree with what the majority believes, to express an alternate view is in todays world to be 'in tolerant'.

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