From the Camp 1524 Dispatch Newsletter :
Chaplain’s Column: Standing with Truth
Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:12-13
In a society that rejects absolute truth, the only vice that cannot be tolerated is intolerance. The greatest virtue today is tolerance—being open to every belief. I belief this is where you may find so many to the political correct crowd.
Another view that is going around us called relativism. This is a view that I believe the Christian should avoid. They believe that the greatest virtue today is tolerance--- being open to every belief. They say whatever you believe is fine but you have no right to coerce me to believe like you believe.
Christians should have a big problem with that view. You see the practice of relativism discourages evangelism. To them you do not have a right to share the message of Jesus Christ. My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, says that He is the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Him. He is the only way to Heaven. The relativist says you are implying that a Hindu or a homosexual is inferior and that is a hate speech; therefore, your speech must be silenced. Yet as Christians, we must not be silent when it comes to sharing God’s truth. The view that if you believe that, that’s fine but you have no right to coerce me to believe like you believe. The view of the relativist should not be shared by Christians.
I believe that view leads to the danger of relativism, which is this: Relativism promotes persecution. In a society that rejects absolute truth, the only vice that cannot be tolerated is intolerance.
I believe that we must be careful not allow these new ideas or practices into our lives. We must guard our hearts against these radical beliefs.
Please remember those on our prayer list.