Agonizomai: Everything Old is New Again

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Everything Old is New Again

The word 'toleration' must be cut out of the church vocabulary. You cannot find it in the Bible. It is not a nice word. It is not to be found in good company. It is a word much used by middle-of-the-road men. It has in it, no matter how much dissimulated, the crawling, creeping movement of surrender . . . Why should the Church tolerate men who no longer tolerate the Bible as God gave it to us?"

I.M. Haldeman, "Why I Am Opposed To Modernism", 1929


2 Comments:

Blogger Roxylee said...

Amen! I just listened to Rick Warren's speech at the ISNA. He spoke about tolerance and respect- how Christians and Muslims alike love God and should work together for the common good. However, he neglected to mention that no one comes to the Father except by Jesus, or that Muslims will die in their sins unless they repent and receive Him. Ironically, they seemed to barely "tolerate" his speech; he had to shout to be heard above all the talking. I guess it goes to show that no one respects a sellout...

1:50 am  
Blogger agonizomai said...

Roxylee,

Yeah, I saw that one, too. It was weird with all the background noise. I was embarrassed for Warren and even felt a bit sorry for him.

It was like he was the match on the under card that nobody was really interested in watching while they waited for the main even.

Of course the noise could have been an artifact of the location from which the video was shot (a side door next to the coffee machine, or the nursery entrance or something).

Either way, absent a clear presentation of the gospel, this can only be regarded as a brain cramp occasioned by a faulty foundation for the faith.

Good thoughts, RL.

Blessings,


Tony

5:02 am  

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