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2 The New Tolerance The Tie That Binds or The Rope That Hangs The Tie That Binds or The Rope That Hangs from Josh McDowell

3 An Absolute or Universal Truth is binding: On all people On all people In all places In all places For all time For all time

4 The one universal today is Tolerance Tolerance used to mean to put up with something not particularly liked Tolerance used to mean to put up with something not particularly liked Tolerance now means to embrace Tolerance now means to embrace Called positive tolerance Called positive tolerance In the absence of absolute truth, power is all that remains. Nietzsche Nietzsche

5 This kind of Tolerance is rooted in Multiculturalism All Truth is relative All Truth is relative All Belief Systems are Equal All Belief Systems are Equal All Claims to Truth are Equal All Claims to Truth are Equal All Lifestyles are Equal All Lifestyles are Equal Recent news from Europe talks about the total failure of multiculturalism. Leaders from England, France and Germany speak of how multiculturalism has ruined their countries. Recent news from Europe talks about the total failure of multiculturalism. Leaders from England, France and Germany speak of how multiculturalism has ruined their countries.

6 Cultural Relativity Each individual must determine what is right and what is wrong for themselves, then they must not impose those values on anyone else, they must be tolerant and allow others to live out their own values.

7 Is the New Tolerance Tolerant? Do they teach you to be tolerant of the intolerant? Do they teach you to be tolerant of the intolerant? If you are to be tolerant only of the tolerant and you have permission to be intolerant of the intolerant then tolerance is not a universal! If you are to be tolerant only of the tolerant and you have permission to be intolerant of the intolerant then tolerance is not a universal! No!

8 The One Universal To claim that there is a truth superior to all others, one becomes: Intolerant Intolerant Bigoted Bigoted Anti-multiculturalism Anti-multiculturalism A cultural imperialist A cultural imperialist

9 The Closing of the American Mind by Allen Bloom Almost every single student entering the universities adhered to the concept that all truth is relative to your situation, personal taste or cultural choice. Education in the 60s & 70s was to be values free and morally neutral Education in the 60s & 70s was to be values free and morally neutral Supreme Court said Every individual must decide the value of human life for them self Supreme Court said Every individual must decide the value of human life for them self

10 42 Youth Leaders gathered w/ 675 years of youth work experience picked the top three problems today: 1. No Absolute Truth – 100% agreement 2. Underlying sense of rage 3. Breakup of the family

11 Within the past 3 months: 66% lied to parent or teacher 66% lied to parent or teacher 59% lied to peers 59% lied to peers 36% cheated on exams 36% cheated on exams 20% tried to physically hurt someone 20% tried to physically hurt someone 23% tried to emotionally hurt someone 23% tried to emotionally hurt someone 16% watched a pornographic movie 16% watched a pornographic movie 5% tried to commit suicide 5% tried to commit suicide 55% were confused about life 55% were confused about life 50% were stressed out 50% were stressed out 46% were always tired 46% were always tired 3750 Church Kids

12 These teens claim: 86% Born again and had a relationship w/ God 86% Born again and had a relationship w/ God 82% attend services weekly 82% attend services weekly 79% weekly Sunday school 79% weekly Sunday school 42% weekly Bible study 42% weekly Bible study 65% pray daily 65% pray daily 72% home with both mom & dad 72% home with both mom & dad 62% home is secure & loving 62% home is secure & loving 3750 Church Kids

13 #1 Problem Lack of belief in and adherence to Biblical absolutes, i.e. - Absolute Truth 57% said there is no as absolute truth 57% said there is no as absolute truth 45% everything in life is negotiable 45% everything in life is negotiable everyone did what is right in there own eyes Judges

14 3750 Church Kids If teens have the #1 problem they are: 36% more likely to lie 36% more likely to lie 48% more likely to cheat 48% more likely to cheat 65% more likely to mistrust people 65% more likely to mistrust people 2x more likely to intentionally hurt someone 2x more likely to intentionally hurt someone 2x more likely to be angry with life 2x more likely to be angry with life 2x more likely to be resentful 2x more likely to be resentful 3x more likely to use illegal drugs 3x more likely to use illegal drugs 6x more likely to attempt suicide 6x more likely to attempt suicide

15 Postmodernism and Science Anybody who claims to have objective knowledge about anything is trying to control and dominate the rest of us. Matt Cartmill Oppressed by Evolution Discover, March 1998, p.78

16 Postmodernism and Science Postmodernism portrays evolutionary theory as nothing more than a sexist and racist storyline created by western white men. Barbara Ehrenreich and Janet McIntosh Biology Under Attack The Nation, June 9, 1997, p.13

17 So what is the answer? Get to know the Creator for yourself Get to know the Creator for yourself Be sure you know Biblical values. Be sure you know Biblical values. Be sure you live Biblical values. Be sure you live Biblical values. Train up a child in the way he should go. Train up a child in the way he should go. Instill Biblical values, repeatedly! Instill Biblical values, repeatedly! Live it! Live it!


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