The New Tolerance Is Cruel…

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. (Proverbs 12:10)

Currently, there is  an alternative to the judeo christian concept of love for our fellow-man, which is called tolerance. It looks like love and perhaps more importantly to many it actually feels like love, but it’s not love at all.

In fact though it is called tolerance, it’s not even tolerance in the traditional sense of the word. A better expression would perhaps be fawning accommodation, but tolerance is what they are calling it these days.

In this post christian era, the highest ideal is that we in the majority bend over backwards to be tolerant of every deviance from society. We are to be tolerant and accepting of foreigners and their customs, of other religions, cultures and practices.

Of course credit is never given to the fact that the most tolerant place on the planet has always been the christian west. Freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom to life on your own terms have been the hallmark of places like America and Britain. But that definition of tolerance has recently been upgraded.

The new tolerance doesn’t simply mean that you must allow for differences among people or society without castigation or persecution. We are now required by the Orwellian definition of tolerance. to positively promote such lifestyles, customs and deviance  (moral or otherwise), almost to the point of the denigration of the majority culture.

We should be tolerant of differences, indeed, we should ever  be hospitable to the stranger, allow for religious differences, celebrate the fact that there is freedom of speech and of thought , traces of the formerly christian culture. This comes from Moses and of course Jesus and the prophets, and seeped its way into western society.

But the new tolerance goes beyond that and  is actually quite cruel.

For example, take the new toleration of Islam. When there is something toxic about a culture, an inherent flaw in it, to “tolerate it” almost to the point of admiringly upholding it almost as a model “religion of peace”  does no service to the people in it. Our own Government practiced this after 9-11, 2001.

The Muslim people desperately need to be confronted as human beings with the serious flaws of their own false religion, and 9-11 was an ideal ‘teachable moment’, but the new tolerance made it impossible to do on a large-scale. I believe this new non judgmental tolerance is cruel because it is both artificial and it is patronizing.

Muslims are human beings also, and in spite of the teachings of Mohammed they still have a conscience and know very well that what happened on 9-11 was an act of criminal barbarity. As human beings none of them would want that to happen to them or any people they know. But the new tolerance “runs interference” on any real soul-searching.

The rush to justify Islam, and to appease the “hurt feelings ‘ of Muslims in America and elsewhere actually hurts Muslims, because it denies them full responsibility as moral agents. Islam and it’s adherents have committed 16,000 acts of terror since 9-11, but in the new tolerance, they are mere victims to be pitied.

I have been seeing the destruction of this cruel, new tolerance in the area of homosexuality as well. Those who try to point out that homosexuality is a destructive, literally damning way to live, are shut down by the new tolerance as “Haters”, of the homosexual.(I am trying to break the habit of calling them “Gay”, I don’t accept the premise, they aren’t “gay” they are miserable and drug, alcohol, suicide statistics bear this out.)

But who really “hates” the homosexual, and who truly “Loves ” them? Those who practice the new tolerance actually hate the homosexual, by condemning them to this “Lifestyle”, affirming them in that which is sterile, deadly, filthy and which debases and kills the conscience. This kind of “acceptance” is deadly.

Those who truly love the homosexuals are the ones who tell them in the name of the Lord, that God has something better for them than that, and that they are responsible beings who must give account for this distortion of God’s prophetic institution of marriage, and that change is entirely possible and so is forgiveness.

This new toxic tolerance has even seeped into the evangelical christian church. There are those who have been embarrassed by the teaching of Jesus and the Apostles and Prophets of the Bible against Sodomy. They would gain cheap points with the world for being “compassionate” over against those “judgmental religious hypocrites” who dare to speak truth in love to this generation.

This is how Christians are consistently betraying one another and their Lord, by posing as the “tolerant loving christians”, over against the faithful witnesses to truth in our time.

We must ruthlessly call this heresy out for what it is, a perversion of the Biblical teaching of love which is based on truth and a revelation of the Holy God. Real Love isn’t humanistic “tolerance” , it is Holy, and upholds the Truth of God. Love hates evil and rejoices in the Truth.

The ironic thing about the new tolerance, is that it only runs one way. Be aware that those who once pleaded for “tolerance” for homosexuals, Islam, atheism,abortion and pornography, etc, will prove to be so intolerable of christians that they will one day soon persecute us without mercy .

I close with a beautiful quote from Dorothy Sayers, which is linked to a good article on a blog called  religiopoliticaltalk.com,

“In the world it is called Tolerance, but in hell it is called Despair, the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.”(Dorothy Sayers)

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7 Responses to The New Tolerance Is Cruel…

  1. Wayne says:

    Another excellent statement of Biblical truth in action Bill.

  2. Marie says:

    Amen!
    “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil”… and to those who call love ‘hate’, and hate ‘love’. We are here to “stand” in such a time as this – come what may. We must remain sober, and alert, and strong-to-the-end “in Jesus”!
    “Let your love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil and cling to what is good.” -Romans 12:9
    Amplified Bible says it like this: [Let your] love be sincere (a real thing); hate what is evil [loathe all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness], but hold fast to that which is good.

  3. Marie says:

    Another very sad thought: this is rampant in ‘the (so-called) church!’ My family was disfellowshipped from a ‘church’ years ago because we ‘dared’ to question the authority of ‘the leadership’ as to why unsaved people were being brought into membership, and even put into ministry! These poor lost souls were being “lovingly” told they possessed eternal life and were equipped to serve the Lord – (“peace, peace” when there was no peace!) There is no more powerful scheme of the devil than false security! That is the epitome of hate – even when they believe they are ‘so loving’! So, because we were burdened for the souls of these lost people who were deceitfully taught they were saved, we were called “judgmental” and removed from the church – “in Jesus’ name”, of course! The letter we received stated that we could come back only IF we decided to submit under their authority. I thought to myself, “you can bring-in and kick-out whomever you would like in “your church” – but no one can remove me from The Church that Jesus is building!” He is my only Head and Authority! Praise the Lord!

  4. Frida Pardon says:

    Real love isn’ humanistic tolerance…..this is very well said Pastor Bill.

  5. Judy Van Dyke says:

    Thank you for these good articles. This was excellent. So true!

    Pastor Bill Randles Blog wrote:

    > a:hover { color: red; } a { text-decoration: none; color: #0088cc; } a.primaryactionlink:link, a.primaryactionlink:visited { background-color: #2585B2; color: #fff; } a.primaryactionlink:hover, a.primaryactionlink:active { background-color: #11729E !important; color: #fff !important; } /* @media only screen and (max-device-width: 480px) { .post { min-width: 700px !important; } } */ WordPress.com billrandles posted: “A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. (Proverbs 12:10) Currently, there is  an alternative to the judeo christian concept of love for our fellow-man, which is called tolerance. It looks like lo”

    • lorraine jakins says:

      Hi Bill Would it be possible to contact me. I have a question re a tour guide in Israel. I am Lorraine and you prayed for my daughter with serious marriage probs at Freds house in Johannesburg when you last visited.

  6. Mary says:

    I grieve to no end for what most churches have become here in the west. Our church systems have freely accepted divorce and the broken family lifestyles with little or no Biblical teachings concerning the institution of marriage. Some will say, “Oh, I was divorced before I was saved” however, as I watch one marriage after another crumble around me from those who claim to be saved, the actions do not justify the words. We have accepted the institution of divorce here in our churches to the point of even the divorcee sitting at our Bible studies convicting and condemning the homosexual. In many instances, the individual has bee married multiple times and in churches that profess Biblical standards, no less. The swelling pride that oozed from the pores of these individuals causes one to wonder, as well as the arrogant pride publicly displayed on Sunday mornings from pastors who condemn homosexuals, yet are committing aberrant sexual immorality in the own lives, whether lusting, propositioning women in their congregation for “special favors” or outright committing adultery physically or in their minds….all the while condemning homosexuals to hell. It has become apparent to me that the log, that huge log in the eyes of those who claim to know Christ, is much larger than once thought.

    Herein lies my point, the Bible, our Holy Spirit inspired Word of God is clear concerning homosexuality. It is also clear concerning unrepentant sexual activity in the hearts, minds, and acts of the heterosexual community. All of it is sin in the presence of our Father. Is it possible here in the west, that fornication and adultery and divorce, so rampant inside the church and outside the church (their apparently is no difference in lifestyles between the two, generally speaking) has made the way easier for homosexuality to be more accepted?

    I believe the divorce rate and the acceptance of divorce within the church has made it far easier to accept homosexual marriage. Once divorce happens within the family unit, even the grand parents and great grandparents who used to be against divorce accept it, for now that person that has left their family is hated with a religious hatred that competes with satan himself and his minions. The rest of the family is expected to equally hate that individual who left their family unit to divorce, whether male of female. Divorce has now become accepted in a family who once spoke against it early on in the lives of the children.

    In closing, I grieve to say that in all of my years of church attendance, I have yet to hear an edifying message from a loving pastor on marriage. My current church system, which is charismatic, seems to work hard on destroying the family unit. May God have mercy upon the busybodies in our churches for the sins are legion. Amen.

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