Impossible Goal?

The absolute claims of the Christian faith must not lead to intolerance, but tolerance must not lead to compromise of the faith. This may be an impossible goal.

It is the responsibility of churches to maintain the integrity of their own faith confessions. This is not intolerance, since those who do not share these confessions are not expected to have membership within the group. This is a separate question from tolerance in relation to a larger society. Christians should not expect the state to conform to their values and cannot expect that laws of state will always support their values.

August H. Konkel, 1 & 2 Kings, The NIV Application Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006), 281, 283.

We’ve been getting this wrong for most of my lifetime.

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