Tolerance or Violence

Tolerance will not be the death of us!

Merriam Webster defines tolerance as “the capacity of the body to endure or become less responsive to a substance or to a psychological insult, with repeated use or exposure.”

Modern Christianity has become less responsive to the moral and spiritual decay within our nation and world. For more than fifty years, we have hidden behind a banner of passive confusion, called tolerance. Instead of overcoming evil in our government, educational system, economy, and entertainment industry; we have become less responsive. We have bought into the theology of “peace at all cost” and its costing us our dreams. We have failed to realize that peace is established through the Presence of a Person, rather than an absence of conflict.

This didn’t happen overnight. We have been discipled by secular thought and instead of transforming our culture, we are conforming to it. We should be fighting hard to save our cities, holding up the cross as our enduring standard and facing a little persecution along the way. Instead, we have relinquished our influence to the loudest voices, because we don’t like to offend anyone.

Most people only rise when they reach a breaking point! 

The defining moment comes when one provoked revolutionary stands up to his feet, stills his shaking knees, and breaks the silent oppression with a shout, “That’s it! I will not live like this anymore!” (Rom 12:1-2) 

We must have our defining moment, when we say, “I’m going to the enemy’s camp and take back what he stole from me!”

In the Bible, there is a story of David returning home from a military operation only to find that his family and possessions had been taken away by a band of raiders. Just like most people do in similar circumstances, David wept out loud until he could weep no more. Then he “encouraged himself in the Lord”. Through prayer and worship, he asked God what he should do.

Then David asked the Lord, “Should I chase after this band of raiders? Will I catch them?” And the Lord told him, “Yes, go after them. You will surely recover everything that was taken from you!” (1 Sam 30:8)

These are the days where we resolve the confusion of our hearts. Will it be tolerance and political correctness that defines our lives; or will we become Kingdom Agents, violent in the face of enemy opposition. Maybe God is saying to you, “Enough is enough! Yes, you should chase your enemy! For you will surely recover everything that was taken from you!” Jesus said, ”…the violent take it by force.” (Mt 11:12)

One Response to “Tolerance or Violence”

  • These are excellent issues altogether, I am a brand new reader but excited to make this a permanent place for encouragement. What would you recommend we do in regards to your submission about re-evaluating our tolerance of compromising lifestyles? Any followup posts would sure help clarify my world view.

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