Christians are (said to be) Intolerant


But, then again, so is the Sales Clerk when you hand her a Phony Bill.

Christians Believe they Have "The Real Thing": i.e. Eternal Life, through and because of Jesus Christ and His Spirit -- who (QUITE LITERALLY) comes to INDWELL them, and whose presence they can QUITE LITERALLY "sense") -- and that the Truth (of who He is, and what He has done for them and given to them) is Worth speaking out about, and Standing Up For -- simply because the lives of those whom we care about (and others whom we may not even know, but still care about) are at stake.

Christians also believe that God is the One who Created each one of us, and therefore the One who knows what is best for us (Psalm 139:7-16).  However, the fact is that a great MANY (Matt. 7:13-14) people don't want to acknowledge their own Creator, or give Him any Credit for what He has given to them (i.e. their very own life), nor give Him any of their TIME, and Talents, and/or $$$ (not that He needs it mind you), and so they look around for some sort of Fault in what they perceive He has done, or allowed to occur in their lives, or the lives of their loved ones, or even something from the past (perhaps even ancient History that they very likely don't know all the details of), and they use THAT as their EXCUSE, for why they refuse to allow God into their lives, and to RULE over them and their lives.  And, as a result, they MISS OUT on the MOST IMPORTANT relationship that they COULD HAVE HAD, during their lifetime on Earth, and risk their own souls (and their eternal destiny) in the process.  But, then again, some people don't even think about it at all: because they either Don't Care (because of selfishness), or because they Take God for granted, and Assume that He Won't Hold them accountable for their willful ignorance, and/or apathy toward Him and all that He stands for.

Christians also believe what is written in the Bible: in which also God has told us quite plainly what His standards are, and that He wants us to be like Him in our innermost character and our behavior.  That doesn't mean that we take every single thing the Bible says literally, or that we henceforth (after allowing Him to come into our lives) never make mistakes, and always do what is right (I John 1:8-10), but it DOES mean that, as time goes on, and as we Grow in our Relationship with the Lord (by walking daily with Him and obeying what He tells us), that we will sin less and less, and obey Him more and more.

Christians also believe that (in this day and Age) Jesus is the Only Way that God has ordained for us to become (as in "get") right with God: For it was He who said:  "Unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." John 8:24

And: "I am the way, and the truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."  John 14:6

And: "Unless you repent, you will all, likewise perish...." Luke 13:1-5

And: "Behold I stand at the door  (of your heart) and knock, if anyone hears My voice, and opens the door  (i.e. invites Jesus into his/her life) I will come into him  (or her) and sup with him  (or her) and he  (or she) with Me."  Rev. 3:20

In other words, because God has standards that He wants us to live by, so should we.  However, NONE of us are Good enough to earn God's favor, or His Salvation, by our own "Good Works": for that is a Gift that He bestows on those who realize their need and who are willing to honor God for who He is, and who are willing to humble themselves before Him, and call upon His Son (John 5:22-23) ask for His forgiveness, and henceforth put their trust in Him -- and in what He did for them.  Eph. 2:8-9, 1:7; Rom. 10:13; 3:20-23.  And He, for His part, WILL SEND His very Spirit to Indwell your very being (Eph. 1:13-14; John 14:15-18; Romans 8:1-11).


See Also: 

Signs of a Christian 

Are You a Christian? 

Are You Right with God?

Life's most basic Questions 

  Is Everyone A Child of God? 

Do Christians "Hate" Gays? 

Why Jesus Had to Go to the Cross 

Can Water Baptism by itself Save You? 

Will God really judge us At the End of Time? 

How Could A Loving God Send Anyone To Hell? 

What about Those Who Never Heard  about Jesus? 

How Could A Loving God Let Something Like This Happen? 

How Could God possibly Condemn anyone, while at the same time be Loving?