The Hater Becomes the Hated

There is a new bad word in our culture. It has actually been around for a while, but you may not be aware that it’s now a bad word. I’m going to say it out loud. The bad word is conversion. Conversion or the act of attempting to convert someone is now considered scandalous in our secular and pluralistic culture where tolerance is the name of the new god. Conversion is called arrogance, disrespect, thinking our way is right and their way is wrong. How dare we look with condescension on the religious views and opinions of others. Tolerance trumps truth. We can talk our truth as long as we respect their truth and consider them equal and don’t try to pull them over to our side of the truth. Some go so far as to say conversion and attempting to convert people is violence, violence to their views and ideas, their traditions and cultures and perhaps centuries old beliefs. Don’t be fooled. This is just another attack on the Gospel and on the glory of Jesus and His cross.