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TRUTH NOT TOLERANCE
WE BEEN CALLED TO RESPECT EACH OTHERS' RELIGIONS? IS THIS WHAT THE LORD JESUS
TOLD US IN HIS WORD?
Ezekiel 2:3‑7 ‑ "And He said unto me, Son of man, I
send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled
against Me: they and their fathers have transgressed against Me, even unto this
For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto
them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD,
And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for
they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet
And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of
their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among
scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though
they be a rebellious house.
And thou shalt speak My words unto them, whether they will hear, or
whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious."
I asked a
woman in a parking lot if she was Born‑Again and proceeded to tell her of
a Heaven to gain and a Hell to shun.
upset with me because I was not doing the expected thing ‑ respecting
her Abeliefs,@ (unbelief).
Is it TRUE that we are to go around showing respect for other
people's false religions and concepts of the Truth?
Where are people coming up with this?
Many seem to have adopted this
But is this what the Bible tells us to
Actually, when people say to us that we should respect their
religion, they are unmistakably saying,
"Leave me alone!
I have my beliefs and you have yours.
I don't want
to hear about this Jesus, about being Born Again, and about Heaven and Hell!
And you have no right to tell me
What people are actually
recommending is that
we all take our candles and place them
under a bushel,
and don't dare set them on a candlestick
lest we offend them.
It seems that the new catch word for today is TOLERANCE.
But what does God tell us in His Holy
Does the Bible tell us to keep our
mouth's shut and let people believe lies and go to Hell?
Or does it call us to speak the Truth
whether they hear or not ‑
Doesn=t the Bible call us to warn the wicked
whether their so‑called religion agrees with the Scriptures or not?
Ezekiel 3:17 ‑ "Son of man, I have made thee a watchman
unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at My mouth, and give them
warning from Me."
Does God advocate TOLERANCE and respect for false religions?
Does God support the smiley B smiley
approach to all religions, in the name of UNITY?
Read what He told the Prophet Ezekiel.
It is pretty plain and clear how God
feels about TOLERANCE toward other's false religions ‑
Ezekiel 3:18‑19 ‑ "When I say unto the wicked, Thou
shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the
wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in
his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the
wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness,
nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast
deliveblack thy soul."
If we practice
TOLERANCE towards others' false religions and keep our mouths shut,
then we will be a friend to the world
but the enemy of God.
We will stand in the judgment one day and give account for the
blood of others who we failed to warn.
Their blood will be upon our hands!
This is a serious charge, Saints!
God isn't playing games here!
He does not allow one ounce of TOLERANCE
for any belief that denies His Son His rightful place as Lord and Savior of all
AMEN & AMEN!!!
Mark 4:21‑23 ‑ "And He said unto them, Is a candle
brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a
candlestick? For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither
was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. If any man have ears
to hear, let him hear."
What God is saying to us through these Scriptures is ‑
DON'T HIDE THE TRUTH FROM OTHERS!
MAKE IT MANIFEST UNTO ALL!
He has given us gifts and talents and
placed His Word in our hearts.
He expects us to use what He has given
We are responsible for everything that
we hear ‑
Mark 4:24‑25 ‑ "And He said unto them, Take heed
what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measublack to you: and unto
you that hear shall more be given. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and
he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath."
We are to be attentive to the Truth at all times.
The more attention we give to the
knowledge of the Truth, the more it will grow in us.
2 Corinthians 4:3‑4
tells us that "our gospel" is hid to them that are lost ‑
"In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which
believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, Who is the image
of God, should shine unto them."
Satan would love nothing more than for us to keep this Gospel
hid from the lost ‑ those whose minds are blinded by him through their
He wants us to
TOLERATE other people's religions and show respect for others' false
He wants us to
keep our mouths shut and to hide our candles under a bushel or a table
so that none will find the way out of their SIN and DARKNESS.
But what did
the Lord Jesus say ‑ "FOR THERE IS NOTHING HID, WHICH SHALL NOT BE
MANIFESTED..." "NOTHING!" "NOTHING!"
may be hid by Satan for a time in people's hearts and minds, but
it is the work of the Church of the Living God to MANIFEST THE TRUTH by placing
their LIGHT ‑ the knowledge of the TRUTH ‑ on a
"candlestick" for all to see.
We are called to be LIGHTHOUSES on the most dangerous coasts of
life where men are dying every day and falling under the waves.
The Apostle Paul admonished all
believers to "shine as lights in the world" ‑
Philippians 2:15‑16 ‑ "That ye may be blameless and
harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and
perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the
word of life..."
Notice the atmosphere where God plants us.
He plants us right in the midst
of a "crooked and perverse nation."
words, He send us to a people who are corrupt and have turned aside from the
He plants us
right in the midst of a people
who have perverted sentiments and
who take every
occasion to fight what we do and say for the cause of Christ and to oppose the
cause of truth, righteousness, holiness, and true peace of heart and mind;
and who are
prone to complain and find fault with everything Christian and godly.
It is here where we are to place our "LIGHT" on a
"candlestick" for all to see.
In the midst of this DARKNESS, we are to "shine as
We are to be "blameless,"
"harmless," and "without rebuke."
We who once were "darkness" and are now the
"children of lights" are to
"have no fellowship with the
unfruitful works of darkness."
What are we to do?
KEEP OUR MOUTHS SHUT?
HAVE RESPECT FOR THEM?
TURN OUR HEADS THE OTHER WAY
AND PRETEND THAT WE DON'T SEE THEM?
HIDE OUR HEADS IN THE SAND?
No, the Scriptures say that we are to "reprove them."
On every hand,
we are to stand in opposition to wickedness in every form that it manifests
Ephesians 5:13 ‑ The Scriptures clearly tell us that it
is the LIGHT that manifests the evil and wickedness of others ‑ "But all
things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth
make manifest is light."
The LIGHT of
the Gospel is the means that God uses to manifest the sinfulness and evil of
things and people's hearts.
It is no wonder that Satan has hid this
Gospel Light from the unbelievers.
It is no
wonder that he works feverishly to get the Church to hide their Light under a
bushel or a bed so to speak.
No, TOLERANCE is not the new word for today.
God is not calling us to respect other
people's false religions and beliefs.
He is calling us to "LET OUR LIGHTS SO SHINE BEFORE
He is calling us to REBUKE SIN on every
He is calling us to SPEAK THE TRUTH to
Let's not waste any more time. There is
work to be done.
"This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine...
LET IT SHINE! LET IT SHINE! LET IT SHINE!"
May God Bless His Word.
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