Contemporary society prides itself on its veneer of tolerance. It is this attitude that apparently makes the liberal democracies of the west superior to other cultures. Looking below the surface, however, we discover that our society is actually superficial, amoral and prejudiced. The tolerance we espouse is no more than a sticking plaster covering a festering wound. It is to this society that we as Christians are called to stand for the truth and express the love of God.
The diversity of our society causes us great challenges. Some in the scientific community ridicule us because we believe in the existence of a creator. Others despise us because we claim that Christ is the only way to God. Still others criticize us because of the high moral standards by which we live. How are Christians to respond in such a society and how tolerant should we be? Do we simply accept evolution as a given, learn to live with the immorality within our community and accept that all other faiths are true, or should we say something about these situations? This book gets right to the heart of western culture and asks penetrating questions about the health of our societies as well as proposing answers that stem from a Christian worldview.
- 176 pages
- © 2007
- ISBN 9781846250811