Saturday, October 1, 2016

Tolerance Is Not Always Best

Living in a society which emphasizes being tolerant of differing ways of thinking and behavior has led to the unfortunate label that Christians are against everything. But it is just common sense that no one is tolerant of everything. Can you imagine asking even the most tolerant of people to be tolerant of the fact that his brand new car has been stolen and totaled?

Over the past few years Christians have been so fiercely criticized for our beliefs concerning abortion and homosexuality that many are afraid even to bring these subjects up. Names like “wingnut” and “homophobe” are common descriptions of Christians who hold to the value of human life and Christian sexuality.

While we may be tempted to “go along” in order to “get along”, such thinking doesn’t fit with Jesus’ description of his followers: “You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world.” We as Christ’s representatives in this world need to embrace our role in reaching out to people and that involves a serious study of these controversial subjects. Join us for one of our services this weekend. Be a part of transforming the Church from the “people who are against” to the “people who care enough to reach out to others in love”.

Saturday night worship: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning worship: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.