Becoming Intolerant of Tolerance!

Published March 27, 2015 by birdieklh
from libertarianalliance.wordpress.com

from libertarianalliance.wordpress.com

Every day – everywhere – we hear the about being tolerant with those who are ‘different’ than us. Okay . . . I agree . . . to a point.

Here are some TRUTHS:

  • Humans are all the same – we have are a spirit, have a soul and live in a fleshly body.
  • Our bodies are not all identical – male, female, black, brown, red, white, mixed, short, tall, fat, skinny, etc.
  • We all have cells, organs, blood, bones, skin – we bleed when we are cut; we cry when we are wounded; we laugh when we are tickled, etc.
  • We all have been given (by God) ‘free will’; able to make choices, decisions as to how we will live our lives – living for God or living against God

Here are some facts:

  • Depending upon where we live, we may or may not have freedom to speak our faith
  • Depending upon what ‘religion’ we belong to, we may or may not have a voice at all
  • Depending upon our station in life, we may or may not be listened to as what we say may or may not be comprehended as ‘important/non-important”
  • Depending upon whether or not we are of a certain sex (male/female) our jobs may pay more than others, regardless of our education, training and/or skill level
  • What we choose to do (or not to do) with our free time should be regulated (laws put in place, forcing others to ‘accept’) so that all will be more equal

All of these ‘facts’ . . . what do you think:

  • freedom of speech?
    • Yes, but only if you don’t step on any toes . . . watch out . . . persecution, ridicule, even death may occur.
  • freedom of religion?
    • Yes, only if it doesn’t  step on any toes . . . watch out . . . persecution, ridicule, even death may occur.
  • everyone has a say in our ‘democratic’ society?
    • well, only if you have a huge pocket book to contribute to the ‘powers that be’ at the time and agree with their agenda!
  • education is the great equalizer?
    • unfortunately if you are woman, you still do not get paid the same . . . and, sometimes if you are NOT a minority (black or hispanic or bilingual) you will not even be considered for a position regardless if you are the most qualified!
  • laws created for ‘equalization’ and ‘tolerance’ make things  in society better?
    • this one is VERY hard . . . as a Christian, I CHOOSE to love everyone . . . regardless of how they choose to live their lives – but that does not mean that I wish to subject myself, my children, grandchildren, anyone (everyone) to have to openly view their choices.
      • I do not wish to be forced to be exposed to sex trade activities
      • I do not wish to be forced to share a bathroom with someone who has believed the lie that they are other than that which God created them to be
      • I do not wish to be forced to be on the road with people who feel they must be high on drugs and/or alcohol in order to cope with life – putting my life at risk
      • I do not wish to be forced to be quiet about my faith because it may or may not agree with someone elses. (As Christians, we can ‘choose’ to lay our denominational differences aside and worship our Lord together in the unity His Love brings.)

Dear ones . . . God IS Love (1 John 4:8) . . . we are created in His likeness (Genesis 1:27) and asked to become ‘imitators of Christ’ (1 Thessalonians  2:14) . . . so yes, I believe in being tolerant of others because we are all in different levels of our faith journey through this life, but NO, I believe we need to stand firm upon Biblical principles and present these truths to others IN LOVE . . . then cover them in prayer not judgmental/critical/hateful towards them . . . we must realize that it is God, through His Holy Spirit that does the inside work. Our job is to love them and share the Gospel with them – lovingly speaking Truth into their lives.

It is a fine line, and it is not an easy choice to make sometimes . . . but, as we become more ‘tolerant’ of things, the worse things become in our lives, our land, our world! Perfect example of this is found in Judges, chapter 1. The more the people of God decided to be ‘tolerant’ and ‘accepting’ of the things (people) that went completely against God’s Word, the worse their lives and their nations became. That is something that is so very clear, and we can see it ourselves . . . growing up we actually PRAYED in school, over the intercom, right along with our “God Bless America” song and the “pledge of allegiance” . . . that was taken out and things started to go down hill.

Every time we compromise, every time we give the enemy a foot in the door, or allow something else to be taken away from us, the worse our nation and our lives has become. Another example . . . spanking your child . . . MIND YOU  I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT BEATING HERE, but a spanking on the padded buttocks of a child that has misbehaved – not in anger, but in a pre-planned punishment for behavior . . . that taken away, made into something abusive has lead to children not only being disrespectful of parents but of all authority in society! We need only listen to the news reports to see this is true.

Here is an interesting article . . . “Land of Intolerance?” (actually, through the picture above is how I discovered it)

So, what is the solution? Only God! We need to pray like never before. We need to love like never before. We need to speak like never before. We need to be in The Word like never before, allowing it to penetrate and permeate through us in ever single aspect of our lives, whether or not it is ‘politically correct’!

©klh 4Given Ministries

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