To be narrow-minded means that a person has a limited perspective, or that he refuses to consider a viewpoint different from his own. I often hear Christians being accused of being narrow minded. Is this true?
Our classrooms teach that the world came into existence accidentally, without any sort of Creator involved. If Christians reject this then they are narrow-minded.
Our culture teaches that all religions are the same, and as long as people are sincere then everyone will be fine in the end. If Christians reject this then are narrow-minded.
Our churches teach that there are no absolutes, that no one can know anything for sure (which assumes that the one saying that knows something for sure), even when it comes to the Bible. If Christians reject this then they are narrow-minded.
Does this make Christians narrow-minded? Yes!
Think about this: the evolutionist has a broad view, allowing for endless amounts of guessing in the name of science to influence his mind.
The politically correct person has a broad view, allowing for any religion, no matter how violent, contradictory, or even absurd, to be considered as valid. (The only exceptions are Christianity and Judaism, which are typically frowned on and belittled)
The church member who rejects absolute truth has a broad view, allowing for any interpretation of a concept or Bible verse to be considered right simply because that is what “he believes.”
And in light of all of this broadness, consider the words of the very narrow-minded Jesus in Matthew 7:13-14. “For the gate is broad and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
These people with their broad interpretations are on a path that leads to destruction, and they need to be very careful. If they call you narrow-minded, it might just mean that you are on the narrow path that leads to life with God.
I am proud to be a narrow-minded, narrow way Christian.