God's View of Tolerance

One of the pet words of this age is "tolerance". It is a good word, but we have tried to stretch it over too great an area of life. Too often we have applied tolerance where it does not belong.


The word "tolerant" means broad-minded, willing to put up with beliefs opposed to one's convictions, the allowance of something not wholly approved.


Tolerance, in one sense, implies the compromise of one's convictions, a yielding of ground on important issues. Hence, over-tolerance in moral issues has made us soft, flabby and devoid of conviction.


We have become tolerant about divorce; we have become tolerant about the use of alcohol and drugs; we have become tolerant about crime; we have become tolerant about not keeping the rule of law; and we have become tolerant about godlessness.


There is a manifest tolerance of broad-mindedness about morals; this is characteristics of our day. We have been sapped of our conviction and drained of our beliefs, and we are bereft of our faith.


If you to ask someone the way to New York City and he said, "Oh, just take any road you wish," you would question either his sanity or truthfulness. Nevertheless, we have somehow gotten it into our minds that "all roads lead to Heaven." People say, "Do your best", "Be honest," and, "Be sincere---and you will make it to Heaven all right."


Jesus Christ, who journeyed from Heaven to earth and back to Heaven again, knew the way better than anyone who ever lived. He said in the Bible scripture Matthew 7:13-14 - 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.


The wide gate and broad road leads to Hell (Fiery Lake of Burning Sulfur). The small gate and narrow road leads to Heaven.


What road are you on?




Stone-Eater Added Oct 20, 2018 - 9:39am
The road to nowhere. Because once I'm decomposed I've got no possibility to go anywhere LOL
Marty Koval Added Oct 20, 2018 - 2:22pm
If you read and study the Bible with an open mind, you will discover that your statement made about death is incorrect.
I am going to give you just TWO of many Bible scriptures that talks about what happens when you die the first death. The first is Daniel 12:2 - 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.
This scripture states the following:

The word sleep in the Bible means death.
Dust of the earth is the grave or resting place after physical death. Human body decays to dust. You are in a dreamless sleep in total darkness.
Multitudes means all people who ever lived or have yet to live.
Awake - Come alive from you physical death.
Everlasting life - Eternal life for the believers in Jesus Christ.
Shame and everlasting contempt - Eternal damnation and death in the Lake of Burning Sulfur (Hell) for the non believers in Jesus Christ..

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 - 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
This scripture states the following:

The Lord himself is Jesus Christ making His second and final return to earth.
The dead in Christ - Believers in Jesus
Rise first - Resurrected from their graves to be with Jesus Christ.
Still alive - Believers in Christ who are still alive on earth
Caught up together - Resurrected to be with Jesus Christ.
Be with the Lord forever - Eternity

God gives you the free will to make the right or wrong decision. Just remember, that eternity is forever, and ever and ever.

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