Here’s a handy little tool for seeing if you are understanding the true meaning of a text you’re reading. It’s called the Paraphrase Principle.
“There’s a difference between love and tolerance. There’s a difference between love and sex. We’ve conflated terms.
How do we respond to the claim that we have a right to love who we want to love? The response is very clear and very simple. Do you love some people who you don’t have sex with? I certainly hope you do. I hope you love a lot of people you don’t have sex with. Love and sex are not synonymous but our culture has conflated the two and the church has bought into the lie.
I was on the O’Reilly factor once and we got into the issue of tolerance and finally said, “Mr O’Reilly, on your anniversary, did you send your wife an, “I tolerate you card?” And there was a pause. Continue Reading →