Tolerance


"Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry." 2 Timothy 4:2-5 KJV


What do I tolerate?

Is tolerance to error good?
Do I remain silent while the enemy marches on the City? (Ez 33:6, 3:17)
Do I hold my tongue when lies are spread as God’s Truth? (1 Jn 2:21)

Wolves among the sheep! Is my cry!
The lion is roaming among us devouring at will! (1 Pet 5:7)

Where are the warriors? (Eph 6:10-11)
Where are the defenders of the True Faith?
If we don’t stand to protect our own skin,
are we so cold not to care for our children? (Ja 4:17)

Have we become the servants who eat the bread we didn’t work for? (Lk 10:7)
Does anyone separate the wheat from the chaff? (Matt 3:12)
The Truth from Error?

Cry out "Wolves in the pulpit!"
They are spreading heretical lies! (1 Tim 1:10)

Do antichrists spread truth about God? (1 Jn 2:18-19) or
False prophets bring a "Holy" Spirit Revival?! (Jer 23:36)
Do teachers of darkness give us revelations of wisdom about the Light? (2 Cor 6:14-16)

How can this be?

A host of the enemy are considered leaders in the true church of God!
Psychologists, Psychiatrists have come to the church to analyze our thoughts,
to help us remember the pain of the past to remember the sins of others against us,
to help us see our parents as unloving and uncaring. (Eph 5:6-7)

So who needs the love of God anymore?!
We have psychoanalysts to tell us how to think!
Following the perversions of Freud and Jung!
We are led to believe our problem lies in our subconscious mind,- Dr. Larry Crabb!
Really our problems are due to our low self-esteem,-Dr. James Dobson!
It’s our confused idea of our sexuality, -Dr. Robert Hicks!

No they’re all wrong, our problems stem from brain damage in our mother’s womb, teaches Gary Smalley! No wonder men are so different from women! (Jude 11-16)

Well let’s go to Rapha since we are so confused,
they say they are "Christian,"
Who uses the Bible for counsel? It’s just not enough anymore!
Or how about a New Life Treatment Center, Minirth-Meier...?

Are we insane!?
What do the children of Light need from the teachers of darkness?
Why do we need a perverts and gainsayers to teach us God’s Truth?
ALL the truth of the Bible is God’s Truth,
the cliché "All truth is God’s truth" is a lie! (2 Cor 11:3-4)
What did the serpent tell Eve in the Garden?
The serpent spoke "ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil" (Ge 3:5b), was it God’s Truth?
What of God’s Words "Ye shall not eat of it...lest ye die"?(Ge 3:3)
"The kindest acts of the wicked are cruel!" Proverbs 12:10b
Should we care if they are "nice people"?
Should we follow them while they deceive many with fine sounding words?

"For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to

nothing the understanding of the prudent.

Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world?

hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?" 1 Corinthians 1:19-20


Where are the warriors of the Faith?

Where are our Holy Spirit filled leaders?
What have we to fear?

We only have one life to live!

Have you buried your coin?

Are you a wicked servant?

What do you tolerate?

Author: John Beardsley

Date: 2/12/94



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