Modern Day Christian Persecution for the Sake of Christ

Fox News analyst Brit Hume received backlash this week [four separate attacks] over his suggestion that Tiger Woods should turn to Christianity.

“Tiger Woods will recover as a golfer. Whether he can recover as a person, I think is a very open question,” Hume said on the show Fox News Sunday. “The Tiger Woods that emerges, once the news value dies out of this scandal, the extent to which he can recover, seems to me, depends on his faith. He’s said to be a Buddhist. I don’t think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. So my message to Tiger would be, Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.”

How dare we Christians say that Jesus Christ is the only way (John 14:6, et al)? Of course, as Tim Keller so eloquently explains in an early chapter of The Reason for God and in this sermon, the non-Christian’s demand that Christians refrain from calling Jesus the only way is just as “intolerant” as the Christian’s claim that Jesus is the only way. The claim to know that every religion is equal is a claim to have all knowledge and truth, which is exactly what relativists are saying is impossible.   Christians are called and enabled to love and serve those with whom we disagree with a tolerance that far surpasses the faux tolerance of relativism.



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