Are Christians Narrow-minded?

It seems that in some circles all you have to do is mention Christ without an attached profanity and you are called all sorts of names, narrow-minded , and intolerant come to mind.

Are we Narrow-minded?
Well in one sense they are right, we think what we believe is true, but doesn’t everyone?  If you don’t believe that your beliefs are true, then why bother believing them at all?  It turns out that someone who wants you to accept all beliefs, and will reject you if you reject any of those beliefs is just as intolerant as they claim that Christians are.

If a cancer patient said to you “I HATE chemotherapy so I am going to take a shot of vodka instead.”  would it be tolerant to let them do that?  Under the modern day definition of tolerance, which is really total acceptance yes it would, but that “tolerance” would end up killing them which is an act of HATE! While ultimately it is their choice I will not tolerate someone going to their death without a good stern talking to. I will tell them repeatedly that cancer kills, and vodka will do nothing to prevent it from doing so. They need Chemo!

It may be narrow-minded to believe that in order to get to Heaven that you have to first seek admission from the creator of Heaven, but if it is true , so what that it is narrow minded? Truth is narrow.  2+2=4 not 3, and not 5  but if a child were to tell me that it was 5 I would correct, but still love that child. And that is what true tolerance is, the ability to see error, but love that person anyway.

Suggested for further reading
Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air

by Francis J. Beckwith , Gregory Koukl

I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek