“God is not only the standard of what is true—he is truth—but he is also the perfect standard for tolerance. That is, he is the standard for tolerance in the original and traditional meaning of the word—a tolerance that loves us without approving of our sinful condition. Both truth and traditional tolerance reside in the character of God, and they are inseparable. Authors and social ethics professors Dr. Brad Stetson and Dr. Joseph G. Conti explain the inseparable nature of truth and traditional tolerance this way: “[ Traditional] tolerance gives to truth the cognitive freedom it needs to be authentically recognized, and truth gives to [traditional] tolerance the parameters and purpose it needs to function as it is intended—to serve people and communities in their quest for meaning and ultimately the knowledge of the One in whom alone lies their fulfillment.” 2 In other words, truth and traditional tolerance are the necessary balancing ingredients to genuinely love and accept others unconditionally.” from “The Beauty of Intolerance: Setting a Generation Free to Know Truth and Love” by Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell



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