Should Christians Be Tolerant of Other Religions and Beliefs?

Tolerance of others and Christianity

Christians are to be salt and light in this world but does this mean that we should be tolerant of other religions and beliefs?The Definition of Tolerance Tolerance has many definitions.  It depends on who you ask.  Generally speaking, tolerance is the capacity of respecting and recognizing the beliefs or practices of others who differ from our own.  Literally, it is the willingness or the ability to tolerate the existence of opinions, beliefs, or behaviors that one does not necessarily ag … [Read more...]

What Do Puritans Believe? What Is Their History?

What differences are there between the majority of Christians and Puritans?  Are there major doctrinal differences?  Where did they come from and what are their origins?The Origins of the Puritans The Puritans had a considerably large church in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries in Europe and are still around to this day.  This group included but was not limited to English Calvinists.  They were so named because they were seen as extremists as they were an irritant to the Church of England.  … [Read more...]

What Do Quakers Believe? What Are Their Beliefs on Jesus?

The Quakers call themselves Quakers but also “Friends”

What do Quakers believe about God and the Bible?  Do they believe differently about Jesus than mainstream Christianity does?How the Quakers Got their Name The Quakers were founded in the 1600’s by George Fox and according to his biography, he was brought before England’s magistrates Nathaniel Barton and Gervase Bennet on charges of religious heresy.  One of those magistrates, Gervase Bennet, is responsible for the name Quakers. The Quakers call themselves Quakers but also “Friends” becau … [Read more...]

What Is Progressive Christianity? What Do They Believe? Is It Biblical?

Those that hold to progressive Christianity do not like to state that there is only one way to God, or that all other beliefs or faiths are in error and they are repulsed by exclusivist claims that only through repentance, confession, and trust in Christ can a person be saved and that there is no other way.

If someone told you that they were a “progressive Christian” what would you think that meant?  What do so called progressive Christians believe and does it follow what the Bible teaches for believers?Progressive Christianity What are the core beliefs of those who believe in “progressive Christianity?”  What does it mean to be progressive?  Progressive Christianity seeks to change the world for the better.  Many, but not all, are trying to effectually change the world through social justice p … [Read more...]


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