Tolerance

Our public schools today teach one absolute:  tolerance.  In the name of tolerance those who hold it are absolutely intolerant to anyone who opposes evil.  It is now defined as evil to oppose abortion and homosexuality.  The court threatened to shut down the business of an anti-abortion activist here in Dayton (Mehaffe’s Pies) unless he stopped protesting abortion clinics.  It is to the point now that many papers will refuse to print religious adverisements that contain anti-gay sentiment.  One Church of God in California had their building beseiged by gays.  They beat on the doors, yelled obsenities, threatened the people inside and kept the members under seige.  The police would not help. 
 
Here in Dayton we had a radio program for years on Sunday morning.  The radio station dumped us because we were not commercial enough.  They became uncomfortable with our unyielding position on sin.  It is now to the point in this country that merely to oppose gay behavior is to become a gay basher and is a hate crime.  We need to speak out while we still can.  We are going to lose the right to publicly oppose homosexuality.  If you were to oppose homosexuality in parts of San Francisco, your life would probably be in danger.  Here is what God says about homosexuality.
 
I Cor 6:9-10 NIV  Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders,  nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Homosexuality is wrong. We are going to face increasing persecution in the future years, particularly as we speak against homosexuality.  We will have to oppose it no matter what it costs us.  If we go to jail, if we lose our buildings, if we lose our lives, we are going to have to stand against evil, no matter what form it takes.  The next time the left obtains power we will lose many of our religious and political freedoms in the name of tolerance.  When we lose power we will be lucky if we ever obtain it again.  Our country is split about 50/50 right now between those who support the traditional values of the country and those who will redefine it in godless secularism where anything goes but criticism of godlessness.  Businesses even now no longer celebrate Christmas in the name of toleration.  Now it is the “holiday season”.  At my work we no longer have any kind of religious decoration on our “Holiday” tree, but a Buddaist has a quotation from Buddah on his whiteboard.  Cities can no longer even have any religious decorations for Christmas.  It is ridiculous.  It is illegal to have the 10 commandments hanging in a picture in the gallery of a public building.  It is ridiculous.  It is obscene. 
 
“Tolerance” is a code word for absolute intolerance of righteousness.  There will be no tolerance for biblical Christianity.  Prepare for open conflict if you plan to serve God.

About James Johnson

Bible student for 60 years. Preacher of the gospel for over 40 years. Author of commentary on Revelation, All Power to the Lamb. Married with children. Worked in aerospace and computer engineering for over 40 years.
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