A Word About Tolerance “Truth, by its definition, is intolerant.” -James MacDonald, Walk in The Word Ministries.
This is a wonderfully refreshing thought in the midst of all the “PC” (Politically Correct) junk that floods the airways. Truth is intolerant of lies, and exposes them for what they are. The question becomes at this point: what is truth? “What is truth said jesting Pilate and would not stay for an answer?” (1)
Jesus is truth, he said I am the way, the truth and the light, and no man comes to the Father but by me. (John 14:6) exposes the PC lie that all religions lead to heaven.
The Bible is truth: Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (John 17:17) This discounts the claims that all Holy Books are equal.
Basically two viewpoints that are mutually exclusive cannot both be right. If one religion says Jesus is the Son of God and the other says God has no Son, they cannot both be right. You have to pick where you stand and stand for the truth. But I would like to add to James’ statement:
Truth, by its definition, is intolerant. I am not.
To put it another way, I am to show tolerance. Tolerance is the ability to disagree with someone while still respecting them.
One person is a Republican, another a Democrat. At work we put aside our differences and get along. One person is a Gator, another a Seminole (I am talking UF/FSU here) and we put aside our differences and get along. Some of us love the N.Y Yankees, the rest of y’all hate baseball, but I love you anyway and we get along.
As Charles Spurgeon use to say “be winsome saints.” I like the sound of this word and it means sweetly, innocently, charming. We need to speak the truth in love. We need to realized while saved we are still dealing with issues and need not to be knocking off peoples head with the beam in our eye while removing the splinter in theirs. We need to speak the truth in love because people are already hurting and our compassion can make a difference. We need to speak the truth in love because we are loved and since we have experienced the love of God we need to share it with others.
The truth is intolerant, we as His children should not be.
(1)Bacon, Francis from Essays of Francis Bacon, http://quotatoinsbook.com/quote/39736
Thomas Donelan is the Pastor at Circle of Love Ministries in Jacksonville, FL. Others has described him as a \"teacher with a pastor\'s heart.\" My greatest passion is to proclaim God\'s Word because it has the power to change lives. I pray you are encouraged by this post. God bless. http://untothehills.net