Primers: On Sin and Tolerance

I’d like to welcome you all to my new blog series (don’t know how often I’ll keep it updated), called Primers. It means to be what it says: a series of primers on Christian topics. These may be explanations/summaries of theological or apologetic topics, or it could be – as this post is – a Q&A/FAQ post, providing an answer to a curiosity or objection toward the Christian way of doing things. I hope to have this be a regular or semi-regular series, but being as I’m quite busy most of the time (I’m in a grad program), this series may be posted here and there generally. But let’s hope not. Anyways, here we go:

Q: What’s wrong with being tolerant of diverse lifestyles in a Christian community, that the Bible may call sinful?

A: First and foremost, we’re called away from sin. Paul, in addressing Mars Hill in Athens, said that God, then (at the time of Paul’s ministry) and for all time afterwards, calls everyone to repent (Acts 17:30). Continue reading