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Love and Tolerance 

What can we say to convince someone who believes that love is allowing people to do whatever they want as long as it’s not hurting anyone else?    We cannot convince anyone of anything by ourselves. We can only bring the truth of God’s word, which is that the definition “allowing people to do whatever […]

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Navigating Tolerance

Tolerance is defined as “to allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of something (that one does not necessarily like or agree with) without interference.”1 Tolerance is an idea that has taken root in American society.   The idea of toleration does not have followers who blatantly proclaim it to be wise. Instead, it is considered to […]

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Wisdom of This World

This issue of Beacon Lights is intended as a word of warning to young people. A warning that reflects the words of the apostle James, who spoke to believers living in a world that is surprisingly similar to the one in which you are growing up (James 3:13–16). That world, like ours, was obsessed with […]

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Proper Judging in a Time of Tolerance

To judge is to make a pronouncement of what is right or wrong. The common view today is that we may not judge, but rather are to show tolerance. We must accept homosexuality as a viable lifestyle, abortion as a personal choice and drunkenness as a fun past time. The world openly embraces all manner […]

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Tolerance

Editor Note: The following is the text of an address given at the 1973 Protestant Re­formed Young People’s Convention held in Hope, Grand Rapids. It was given as an introduction to one of the discussion ses­sions. A proper beginning for any topic of dis­cussion would be, I think, a definition of the topic at hand. […]

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Of Toleration

Intolerance is one of the charges leveled most consistently at the heart of the church which has the calling before Jesus Christ, as King of the Church, to remain pure in doctrine and in practice. When this purity of doctrine and uprightness in practical liv­ing is maintained in the church and in the lives of […]

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