Christian Intolerance

In our pluralistic society the one thing that cannot be tolerated is intolerance. People seem to miss the contradiction in their own idea of intolerance. Christianity has always been intolerant of certain things. Consider for example the following passages:

Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)

This Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands. (Acts 19:26)

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called with one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, through all, and in you all. (Ephesians 4:4-6)

The first century society was one of moral and religious tolerance. The early Christians were out of step with the society in which they lived. And so are we.