We are being taught today that saying Merry Christmas is intolerant or disrespectful of other religions.
Jesus Christ never raised the sword or called His followers to be violent (Matthew 26:42). Most of the apostles / disciples of Christ were beaten (Acts 5:40-41), tortured, and eventually executed for preaching Christ crucified. The believing Jews, and Pagans (Romans) at the time did not tolerate their speech even commanding them not to preach His name (Jews). The Roman Emperor demanded that he be worshiped as a god something Jews and Christians would not/could not do.
Jesus Christ said that we will be hated because of His name and this is still true today for those of us who hold to the Christianity taught in scripture not the false religions that have popped up professing Christ in name only.
The Holy Roman Catholic Empire tortured, beat, and executed millions of Bible believing Christians throughout history for the crime of owning a Bible translated in their native language.
The prophet of Islam himself was violent, & commanded his followers to be violent towards unbelievers until they submit to Islam and/or pay the tax(unbelievers tax) (Qur’an 9:29, 9:73,9:123). This is still practiced today and many Muslims vow that an Islamic state will be set up in America. The prophet of Islam said that Jews, Christians, and polytheists are the worst of creatures (98:6). He owned and sold slaves.
They are currently working to make laws that prevent criticism of Islam which is yet another attack on free speech.
My question is this: Are we holding Islam to the same standard of tolerance? Should we tell them it’s disrespectful to say we are the worst of creatures and that their prophet who they believe to be the perfect man be silenced to?
Historically the people suppressing free speech are the ones that are the tyrants. If you hold to the view that we should be silenced in the name of tolerance then I submit to you that you are the one that is intolerant, and you are on the side of tyranny.
Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, one day He will return and establish an eternal kingdom that He is building now. A church that thrives and grows under great persecution despite the enemies attempts to squash it. Thankfully He has granted us for a time a country where free speech, and freedom of religion is protected. Many have fought, bled and died to preserve that freedom many want to destroy in the name of “tolerance.”
If my saying Merry Christmas offends you then ask yourself why and consider what will happen if we continue down this road of attempting to police/change language that is deemed offensive by some. You will not get the Utopia you dream of that I assure you. I Pray you come to know Christ, that He bring you to repentance and a knowledge of the truth. I’m thankful that I am allowed to say that and thankful that other religions/people get to express their worldviews as well.