Perhaps it would have been easier to be Luther in his day. Luther saw a clear challenge to the gospel and responded with courage. The stakes were life and death, but the lines were clearly drawn.
Today many of our challenges lack that clarity. Our early-millennium American culture expects us to accept any belief as long as it’s sincerely held. Christians respond with the unique claims of the Gospel and look for a lively debate. However, eager for a spiritual tug-of-war, oftentimes Christians find that they alone are pulling on the rope. Many non-Christians assume that all religions are essentially alike in belief and that any differences are minor. Other religions are often seen as simply another way for people to reach God based on their sincerity.
How should a Christian respond to this spiritual view? The Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions give clear directions for those wishing to profess the Gospel in an age of tolerance.
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