2 The Tie That Binds or The Rope That Hangs The New ToleranceThe Tie That BindsorThe Rope That Hangsfrom Josh McDowell
3 An Absolute or Universal Truth is binding: On all peopleIn all placesFor all time
4 The one universal today is Tolerance Tolerance used to mean to put up with something not particularly likedTolerance now means to ‘embrace’Called ‘positive’ toleranceIn the absence of absolute truth, power is all that remains.Nietzsche
5 This kind of Tolerance is rooted in Multiculturalism All Truth is relativeAll Belief Systems are EqualAll Claims to Truth are EqualAll Lifestyles are EqualRecent 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 RelativityEach 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?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 UniversalTo claim that there is a truth superior to all others, one becomes:IntolerantBigotedAnti-multiculturalismA 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”Supreme Court said“Every individual must decide the value of human life for them self”
10 1. No Absolute Truth – 100% agreement 2. Underlying sense of rage 42 Youth Leaders gathered w/ 675 years of youth work experience picked the top three problems today:1. No Absolute Truth – 100% agreement2. Underlying sense of rage3. Breakup of the family
11 3750 Church Kids Within the past 3 months: 66% lied to parent or teacher59% lied to peers36% cheated on exams20% tried to physically hurt someone23% tried to emotionally hurt someone16% watched a pornographic movie5% tried to commit suicide55% were confused about life50% were stressed out46% were always tired
12 3750 Church Kids These teens claim: 86% Born again and had a relationship w/ God82% attend services weekly79% weekly Sunday school42% weekly Bible study65% pray daily72% home with both mom & dad62% home is secure & loving
13 #1 ProblemLack of belief in and adherence to Biblical absolutes, i.e. - Absolute Truth57% said there is no as absolute truth45% 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 lie48% more likely to cheat65% more likely to mistrust people2x more likely to intentionally hurt someone2x more likely to be angry with life2x more likely to be resentful3x more likely to use illegal drugs6x 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 Be sure you know Biblical values.Be sure you live Biblical values.Train up a child in the way he should go.Instill Biblical values, repeatedly!Live it!