Tolerance is Justification to Sin

THE SECRET PLACE
Offend me with the truth but please never comfort me with a lie
PART 34
TOLERANCE IS JUSTIFICATION TO SIN

“And He (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye into ALL the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved (eternal life) but he that believes not shall be damned (condemned to eternal punishment and separation from God’s presence).” (Mark 16:15)
We are still talking about the dark movement to mock and abolish evangelism while promoting the idea of a “modified” (imposter) love that will unify the world. As more Christians join this religious heresy, the world is becoming more aggressive and outspoken against the Bible. Christians are feeling the pressure to stop preaching doctrine and in trying to figure out how to escape persecution, are now joining a deception that is in direct contrast to the Lord’s great commission. Many churches are converting into “seeker friendly” assemblies because the leaders have become soft and afraid to teach the truth. This fear and weakness is NOT convicting the lost to be saved but rather is making them “comfortable” in their sins. God’s Word IS the convicting power that opens the eyes of the blind – that they might see their need for a Savior. It is God’s sharp sword of truth that breaks the heart and pierces the conscience of the hearer – that they may know they are lost and gives them the faith to reach out and embrace Jesus as their Lord! If a lost individual can enter into an assembly and not feel the convicting sense of guilt and the need to repent of their sins, the FIRE has been replaced with a social club!
Please do not misunderstand me, there is a genuine unity of the faith among the remnant – but it is holy bond that is united in the Fathers perfect truth. The false doctrine of unity is saying that all people from all religions are the same and that ALL belief systems are true in the eyes of God. However, this deception has nothing to do with God’s perfect plan that explains how there is but ONE genuine unity. “Endeavoring to keep the UNITY of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is ONE body (saints), and ONE Spirit (God’s presence), even as you are called in ONE hope of your calling; ONE Lord (master), ONE faith (doctrines of truth), ONE baptism (symbol of the born again salvation experience). ONE God and Father of all (heirs of salvation), who is above all, and through all, and in you all (those who have accepted Christ as Savior).” (Ephesians 4:3-6) It cannot be any clearer than this passage. The world is simply discarding God’s Word about there being only one way to heaven because it is very offensive and insulting to those who worship other ideas. Christians love to sing praise songs and hear messages about Jesus within the walls of the church, but find it is a dark and aggressive environment outside the security of their comfort zone. They soon realize that very few rejoice and agree with what they believe. The masses do not handle rejection very well and the gospel of the cross is a direct insult to every other religion that does not have the God of the Bible as their Lord. It is an offense because it stands for the death of the individuals “will” and the new resurrected life of following God’s will. Along with all the responsibilities of living the Christian life, there is the commitment to pray for the lost, to intercede for those who need Jesus, to pray for divine appointments and the sensitivity to recognize God’s instructions – all for the purpose of seeing the lost be “converted to Christ.” It is easy to go on a missionary trip to a third world country and attend church services that have been arranged in advance so that we can meet other Christians – but what about standing for truth against those who oppose God and who believe their religion deserves our respect? Being a witness to the world is making the decision to NOT compromise in the face of the spirit of anti-christ. There is coming a time when we who call ourselves a Christian will be faced with the choice of standing or wilting. Selah.
The new teachings proclaim that God loves everyone – even if they do not convert. Many are saying that it is a form of hatred to not tolerate and accept everyone the way they are. Allow me to say, judgment is not hating. Judgment is discerning right from wrong and every Christian has been called to do this. To accept everyone and every belief actually requires no belief at all! It is true that God loves everyone, but His plan includes the process of transformation. The foundation of salvation is the act of grace and mercy that OFFERS the blood of Jesus Christ as the power to forgive and redeem the soul. Next, it is the absorption of His Word that renews our mind and transforms our thinking our emotions and the state of our conscience to become a brand new creation. God realizes who is truly born-again and cannot accept anything but the genuine conversion! When anyone is truly saved in Christ Jesus, they will speak His truth and refuse to embrace the false teachings of other religions. It is true that Jesus mingled with sinners but when He taught them and intervened into their life, He would tell them to “go and sin NO more”. This meant that if you continue in your disobedience you are as a blind Pharisee. It is very clear – Jesus came to destroy the carnal works of the Pharisees and their hypocrisy – NOT to create a partnership with them!

This new movement sees the man on the cross as nothing more than an archetypal image. They say that He is not God but rather He is every man and every woman and that salvation comes from doing what WE believe is right. This is a twist of the truth that comes from the passage that reminds us when we reach out to others we are reaching out to Jesus. The contextual truth is that Jesus was a real person and the story of His incarnation is literal. He is the Son of God and is God. He came to earth from heaven and was born of a virgin. He lived as a perfect man and a perfect God at the same time. He was offered on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of whosoever would receive Him into their heart. Salvation is not based on how good we are or our good intentions but rather on the blood covenant promise of the Lamb of God. It is the blood of Jesus that purchases us, redeems us, saves us and gives us eternal life. Nothing or no one else in heaven, the earth or the universe can save a soul or give everlasting life. This explains why Christianity is intolerant of all other religions – it proves that every other religious idea is a LIE! Christians are the messengers of God’s strict and definite plan of salvation – and there is NO compromise. But brother, what about all the billions of people that give their life to other teachings and doctrines involving other deities and religious ideas? “Jesus said unto him, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE: no person comes to the Father but by ME.” (John 14:6) All other salvations are counterfeit.

Listen carefully – when the world rejects Christianity they are actually exposing their own intolerance and being hypocritical to their own belief system. In this light, the issue is not really about tolerance – but about defining morality and righteous behavior, mmmm. Did you hear that? (This is getting good). Society is becoming very intolerant to biblical morality but their argument has a huge hole in it. Judging means to “approve” of something the same as it means to “disapprove” of something. This means that it is a clear form of judgment to decide and proclaim that homosexuality and abortion for example are perfectly acceptable. The very criticism of the world against Christians using God’s Word as a standard to judge against what is right and wrong is no different than the world’s opinion of an acceptable personal lifestyle. The earthly system is crying that it is wrong for Christians to oppose the idea of freedom to do whatever you want – while they oppose the idea of God’s Word being the absolute truth to live by. So the world is really not saying – “don’t judge me” – they are saying do not judge “differently” than me or in other words – DO NOT OPPOSE US! (Tolerance is revealed!)

Satan has figured out a convincing way to persuade the masses that it is wrong to criticize the way people live so the world can do whatever feels good without being haunted by God’s truth. My Christian brothers and sisters DO NOT be intimidated by these twisted lies and vain philosophies. God’s divine reality is the only truth that can bring genuine spiritual freedom and peace. Everything the world declares as tolerance is actually a “judgment” that allows them to do it. These false world views have nothing to base their ideas on except the carnal imagination that is filled with pride, rebellion and destruction. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter. Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight. Therefore as the fire devours the stubble, and flame consumes the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have CAST AWAY the law of the Lord of hosts, and DESPISED the Word of the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 5:20,21,24)

How important do we believe this subject to be? We feel safe right now, snuggled in our little houses, secure in knowing that we have friends and enjoy the thoughts that everything is going to be ok. We are not excited to confront the world’s system and hope to avoid taking a stand for truth because we fear persecution. Have we ever made time to read Foxes book of martyrs? Do we ever wonder how many have suffered gruesome torture for simply speaking God’s will? I know we would rather think about happy things like going on vacation, but this is a very serious subject. I am searching my heart and asking myself the question – Am I prepared to face the enemy? “If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the FIERY TRIAL which is to try you, as though some strange thing has come upon you. But rejoice that you are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that when His glory is revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let them NOT be ashamed; but let them glorify God on this behalf.” (I Peter 4: 11a, 12,13,16).

Fig Leaves of Compromise

THE SECRET PLACE
“He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1)

PART 18

FIG LEAVES OF COMPROMISE

“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that does evil HATES the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds be reproved.” (John 3:19-20) Man always has an argument for his disobedience.

My heart is troubled as I think about the world and the direction that people are allowing Satan to take them. I know there are still some good saints that are standing on the Word of God and have not surrendered to the peer pressure to stop standing for truth, nevertheless, the spirit of the age is working diligently to break down the enthusiasm of God’s disciples. Satan is manipulating the blind to become more aggressive and cunning in their twisted strategies. His humanistic philosophy teaches that anyone who believes that a “specific truth” is the only truth, and if they proclaim that everyone MUST embrace this same truth – is mentally ill. Those who accept the social and political system of antichrist, hates anyone who claims to know THE truth. I do not know why I care so much, but I pray for wisdom to know truth and I worry about everyone that does not pursue truth or that is deceived from the truth. Of course, this burden leaves me deeply concerned because I believe that many souls are in danger of eternal separation from God.

You know, it is a fact – this is a big world. If we stay isolated and focus only on what we are familiar with, we may miss some very important lessons about life. Within the diversity of religious thought, I have been around a little but not extensive. I have read about different religions but have not actually had conversations with those for example that are devout Buddhists, Muslims or Hindus. I realize there are billions of sincere humans on this planet and many of them I believe are focused on their faith and are trying with all their heart to fulfill their RELIGIOUS requirements. In the past, those of us that are Christians have probably never really thought that much about the significance of an “evolving” religious landscape, and how it will affect us. We have drawn from our traditional thinking that we Christians have THE truth – and it is our responsibility to evangelize the world. Do you still hold strongly to that worldview? If you do, make sure you have your seatbelt on.

I was given the opportunity to travel to Louisville this past week for two days of counseling training with the Kentucky Crisis Response Team where I am a member. Since this is a State agency that is affiliated with the Federal Government, I knew that certain topics would be approached with the same social correctness that our media, corporate world, and public education system uses. However, what made this unusual is the class was specifically designed for pastors and ministers. We spent the first day in an open forum “wrestling” with controversial topics and the second day we paired up for one on one conversations to “fine tune” the systematic guidelines on how to communicate. I realize this organization is not a faith based ministry but rather a secular program created to help those in emergency crisis situations, yet I am concerned with the guidelines about injecting Jesus into our responses and not being able to minister through the Spirit. I am not trying to be rebellious but as a Christian it is difficult to “tip toe” around the anointing of truth, just so that we can be politically acceptable.

The instructor would have made an excellent psychiatrist and evidently with all of her stories and experiences has been around the world and back. She is an ordained minister and a spiritual leader within the Cherokee Nation. She loves and promotes diversity of ALL religions and endorses that all belief systems and spirit guides lead to eternal life. She also strongly supports the gay lifestyle and challenged us to consider being more tolerant to what we think of as sin and to see what people do – as an emotional coping mechanism for survival. She explained that much of what we believe has been absorbed through our conscience from bits and pieces of experiences and “interpretations” of partial knowledge and understanding. I admit, in many cases the way this knowledge has been knitted together may not be the purest form of reality, however this explanation can also be used to tear down truth that could be used to transform the heart toward God’s perfect will. As I continue, allow me to confirm that I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven. A person must be born-again or they are spiritually lost. I also believe in right and wrong. Being right is doing God’s will and being wrong is SIN! All sin is wrong and should be acknowledged as offensive to God. We can sin and still go to heaven because of His grace and mercy, and being born-again is our covenant security within the Word of God.

So, what is wrong with including Jesus in the list of all the other prophets and idols of the world? I am glad you asked! I am not saying that I personally have all the truth – I am saying that God is truth! Moreover, since He is ALL truth, that means He is the ONLY truth. Since He is the only truth, there cannot be ten thousand different “truths” from ten thousand different gods. Jesus said, “I am THE way, THE truth and THE life, NO MAN comes to the Father but through me.” (John 14:6) He did not say, I am “A” way, or that you can follow whomever you want or do whatever you think and I will consider it all the same. The New Age world system has finally concluded – they cannot stand against the fact that God is the only truth, so they secretly agreed to establish the view that ALL religious ideas are truth. In addition, they did not stop there – anyone who disagrees with this “wonderful” revelation of unity and love is a prejudiced, intolerant, dogmatic, narrow-minded bigot. That is why I believe this subject is important to discuss. If we are going to continue living and ministering for Christ, we are going to face this spirit and IT WILL call us out. We must prepare how we are going to respond to this challenge, to either agree with the world or be accused of hate crimes toward the innocent.

You see, the world system is trying to deceive the masses into thinking that tolerance is a form of genuine love. They are saying that God is not the divine authority of what is correct because He too is prejudiced, discriminating and biased. They have no reverence for His sovereignty and holiness because they are blind. The system is twisting God’s truth so they can JUSTIFY their sin! The idea of universal unity is a distorted LIE for the purpose of gathering political support. Everyone desires RESPECT for what they believe and the world HATES God’s Word that judges them for their errors. If this system can eliminate God and His Word, they can establish a brand new world order that will allow the flesh to live freely without criticism or condemnation from a divine authority. Why is this so important? Well, how are we going to guide our children and our Grandchildren? How are Christian teachers going to explain God’s truth in a public school classroom? How are we going to speak publicly about how the God of the Bible is the answer to the world’s problems? Are you still going to be recognized as a Christian at work? Are we willing to be quoted as saying that Jesus is the King of all kings and the LORD of all gods? Are we afraid to say that being Gay is a sin? How are we going to deal with the masses of Christian gays or pedophiles that believe that God has told them it is NOT sin – but perfectly ok?

Jesus said in John chapter three, verse three, “Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” Verse five and six, “Except a man be born of water (natural childbirth) and of the Spirit (receiving Christ), he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” The only way to disregard this plain message is to deny its validity.

Since Satan fell from heaven, his evil agenda has been to control the world. Secular humanism and universal tolerance is not anything new to the landscape of sin. Since Jesus was nailed to a cross, Christians have been persecuted for standing against heresy and not accepting perverted religious ideas. However, we can clearly see that in the last sixty years there has been a strong “public” assault, and a “in your face” aggressiveness against the God of the Bible and His followers. Satan realizes there is not much time left before Christ returns in His glory, and he is accelerating his program into overtime. As the world continues to rapidly morph into a strict, legalistic one-world system, the antichrist will dictate these philosophies into a death sentence for those who refuse to bow their knee to them. It has never been all at once, but rather little by little. For example, the television has brought the gay lifestyle into our living rooms and caused us to sympathize and laugh and relate to them as normal. It is true we are all sinners, but all sin is wrong and every sinner needs to repent and change! The pleasures and distractions of this life are trying to mesmerize us into a lukewarm “coma” that does not care anymore. That is Satan’s perfect plan! He is trying to wear us down and cause us to be exhausted with the violence and blasphemy of our culture. He wants us to stop worrying about what others do, go in our house and lock the doors. Nevertheless, can we just ignore what is coming and choose not to think about it? Have we not been called to be on the front line to do spiritual warfare and try to rescue the lost? I know we are tired but He said in the last days He would pour out His Spirit on His sons and daughters! Brothers and Sisters, this is talking about us! We are the ones that will be faced with either shrinking back into the shadows or boldly standing for His truth! If you consider yourself to be a part of God’s remnant, you are the bride – the wise virgin – blowing the trumpet of alarm – the witness – the overcomer, and we must include, possibly the martyr! Selah.