John 5:24 (NKJV) “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.
We live in a “tolerant” culture that is anything but tolerant. “Tolerance” today as used by the various groups screaming for it is defined as: “we accept any one who promotes our lifestyle choices and aggressively criticize, marginalize and criminalize any person or group that even hints of opposition”.
In reality, the kind of “tolerance” demanded today is not just plain old tolerance (ie. “live and let live”)… you must promote, normalize and educate all of society (especially children) according to their agenda or you have not been tolerant enough and must be condemned.
If you really want to get down to it, what “tolerance” really means today is the acceptance of any and all immorality, sinful behavior or atheist beliefs no matter how wicked, deviant or destructive; the hatred of America; and the rejection of God, specifically Christianity and the belief in eternal justice and Jesus Christ.
No wonder people hate Jesus (and without hesitation use His name in the most vile and insulting ways). The fact remains, by Jesus’ own words, He is utterly intolerant declaring Himself the Only Truth, the Only Way, the Judge and the Giver of Life. And it is that intolerance that allows us to anchor to an absolute Truth for all eternity.
Sadly, most of humanity will only see the “intolerance” (as if intolerance is always a bad thing) while ignoring His monumental love of humanity that cost Him an excruciating death, and His ultimate sacrifice that resulted in the offer of eternal life, even to those who hate him.
Think It Over: The offer of eternal life is extended to all, for God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him might have eternal life. So while you’re accusing Jesus and His followers of intolerance, remember that YOU are being offered eternal life too… on His terms. How intolerant. How monumentally loving…