Volume 59, Issue 2 ________________________________Bible Prophecy Ministry

The Wave of Tolerance

            Christianity is under a very subtle demonic attack world-wide. Through a noble sounding philosophy called "Tolerance", fundamental Christianity is being slowly, but methodically branded as a stumbling block to better harmony between the world's religions, and therefore a harbinger of hate. Christian preachers are being targeted with lawsuits for preaching against homosexual sin, and many other perversions. Biblical Christianity is increasingly finding that it is being coerced to compromise the doctrines of fundamental Christianity in order to align itself more closely within the New World of Religious Unity.


                  The United Nations Declaration of Principles on Tolerance

Bearing in mind that the United Nations Charter states "We, the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, and for these ends to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors."

Recalling also that the Universal Declaration of Human Fights affirms that "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion" (Article 18), "of opinion and expression" (Article 19), and that education should promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups." (Article 26)

Alarmed by the current rise in acts of intolerance, violence, terrorism, xenophobia, aggressive nationalism, racism, anti-Semitism, exclusion, marginalization and discrimination directed against national, ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities, refugees, migrant workers, immigrants and vulnerable groups thin societies, as well as acts of violence and intimidation committed against individuals exercising their freedom of opinion and expression - all of which threaten the consolidation of peace and democracy both nationally and internationally and which are all obstacles to development,

Emphasizing the responsibilities of Member States to develop and encourage respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, without distinction as to race, gender, language, national origin, religion or disability, and to combat intolerance,

Adopt and solemnly proclaim this Declaration of Principles on Tolerance.

Resolving to take all positive measures necessary to promote tolerance in our societies, because tolerance is not only a cherished principle, but also a necessity for peace and for the economic and social advancement of all peoples.
We declare the following:


1.1 Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human. It is fostered by knowledge, openness, communication and freedom of thought, conscience and belief. Tolerance is harmony in difference. It is not only a moral duty, it is also a political and legal requirement. Tolerance, the virtue that makes peace possible, contributes to the replacement of the culture of war by a culture of peace.

1.2 Tolerance is not concession, condescension or indulgence. Tolerance is, above all, an active attitude prompted by recognition of the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of others. In no circumstance can it be used to justify infringements of these fundamental values. Tolerance is to be exercised by individuals, groups and States.

1.3 Tolerance is the responsibility that upholds human rights, pluralism (including cultural pluralism), democracy and the rule of law. It involves the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism and affirms the standards set out in international human rights instruments.

1.4 Consistent with respect for human rights, the practice of tolerance does not mean toleration of social injustice or the abandonment or weakening of one's convictions. It means that one is free to adhere to one's own convictions and accepts that others adhere to theirs. It means accepting the fact that human beings, naturally diverse in their appearance, situation, speech, behaviour and values, have the right to live in peace and to be as they are. It also means that one's views are not to be imposed on others.

ˇ        Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures.... It is not only a moral duty, it is also a political and legal requirement.

ˇ        Tolerance ... upholds human rights, pluralism..... It involves the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism....

ˇ        Tolerance does not mean toleration of social injustice... It means that one's views are not to be imposed on others.

ˇ        In order to achieve a more tolerant society, States should ratify existing international human rights conventions, and draft new legislation where necessary....

ˇ        Intolerance is a global threat.

ˇ        Tolerance promotion and the shaping of attitudes of openness, mutual listening and solidarity should take place in schools and universities and through non-formal education, at home and in the workplace. The communication media are in a position to play a constructive role, by highlighting the dangers of indifference towards the rise in intolerant groups and ideologies.

ˇ        UN tolerance principles suggest scientific studies and networking should be undertaken to co-ordinate the international community's response to this global challenge, including analysis by the social sciences of root causes and effective countermeasures, as well as research and monitoring in support of policy-making and standard-setting action by Member States.

ˇ        The UN calls on all governments to promote systematic and rational tolerance teaching methods that will address the cultural, social, economic, political and religious sources of intolerance - major roots of violence and exclusion....

ˇ        We pledge to support and implement programs of social science research and education for tolerance ... improving teacher training, curricula... including new educational technologies.


    A malignant consensus is spreading across our nation. It views our Biblical foundations, the compassionate wisdom that made America a refuge for the world's oppressed, as a deadly obstacle to an imagined peace. So a new religion must be established, and the UN management system is more than happy to help. The UN principles of tolerance and pluralism have declared war on Christianity, including the very biblical Christianity responsible for the true pluralistic society America established under the authorship of its Christian founders. UN philosophies on Pluralism and tolerance are based upon the idea that since fundamental Biblical Christianity, and the Jesus Christ ( Jesus says he is the ONLY way ) of the Holy Bible claim to have exclusivity on truth and the means to Heaven, there should be classified as intolerant examples of faith, which require a re-education program for their religious constituency. The UN interfaith and religious harmony constitution states that all religious ideologies should embrace tolerance by embracing religious diversity and the idea that one's faith can be nurtured without claiming exclusive truth.

    II Peter 2:1-2  But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

Jude 1:4For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

II Timothy 4:2-5 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Author: Darrell G. Young

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