I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first. 20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols
In the midst of all of the political blundering, failure of leadership on both sides of the aisle, the Global War on Terrorism, increasing debt, and the attempt to disarm the citizens there is an underlying problem that has led to the silence of the People of America … it is a disease that is so insipid that most don’t even realize they are sick.
As a culture we have embraced the false teaching of Political Correctness or tolerance. In essence we have become a nation of people who don’t have a spine. We see evidence of it in each of the problems threatening to destroy our great nation right now. When you look at the debt crisis you see Republican leadership failing for fear of violating this disease. They failed to speak the truth. Remember after 9/11? Then President Bush fell victim to the disease when he falsely called Islam a “Religion of Peace”. We could go on and on about how America has slept with the prostitute of Tolerance and Political Correctness.
The thing that amazes me is the Media portrays Tolerance and Political Correctness as a Christian Value and nothing could be farther from the truth. As a matter of fact, Jesus was the most intolerant and politically incorrect person the world has ever seen. When confronted with the Political and Religious leaders of the world He mocked them. Called them white washed tombs and the cultural equivalent of “You ‘Sons of Bitches’ “
Not only did Jesus on multiple occasions speak loudly and “rudely” against the evil in the political and religious realm, He was completely intolerant of Sin. Jesus called it what it was. The Act of Homosexuality and Gay marriage is a sin, sex outside marriage sin, abuse of women and children sin. He makes no concessions based on genetic make up, parental upbringing, lack of money, excess of money, or what you thought was right. Sin is Sin. Right is Right and wrong is wrong. Jesus didn’t back down from a fight, nor did He not speak the truth for fear of how he would be seen, however Jesus’ intolerance was not towards people! His political incorrectness was towards ideology and beliefs not the people themselves.
We all need to take a lesson from the passage in the Book of Revelation and not tolerate sin, failure, and political correctness, but be like our King who says “I WILL NOT TOLERATE” this anymore.
Image: Electron micrograph of the Marburg virus; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Image Library; Dr. Fred Murphy; J. Nakano; public domain