The Big Problem in America is Tolerance, Not Intolerance
by David J. Stewart | August 2016
Proverbs 29:27, “An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.”
I was digging through my book collection today and found an old book from 1942 by Pastor Bob Jones Sr. The following is a fantastic quote from his book from pages 98-99:
Men talk much of tolerance. The world is not suffering from intolerance. We are suffering from tolerance. We tolerate most anything. There was a time when women who had bad names were put out of society, but that isn't true today. We talk about the mantle of charity which we throw around the shoulders of fallen people. It isn't charity. It is a tolerance of evil. Sin doesn't look as black as it used to look. Men are wondering if there is after all such a thing as sin. Many people have ceased to believe in Hell. That is because they don't believe in sin. Sin always produces hell. No; we are not suffering from intolerance. We should love sinners, but hate the sin. It is all right to love gamblers, but we ought to hate gambling. We should love drunken “bums” and pity them, but we should hate the liquor traffic. We should love and pity fallen women, but we should hate their sin.
SOURCE: Dr. Bob Jones Sr.; “Comments On Here And Hereafter,” pp. 98-99., © 1942, Bob Jones University Press, Inc.
Amazing! Dr. Bob Jones wrote this back in 1942, before Americans owned televisions. In 1946 only 6,000 American households had a television. Only wealthy people could afford them! Albeit, by the year 1952 Americans owned 22,000,000 TV sets! Dr. Jones saw way back then in 1942 that “sin doesn't look as black as it used to look.” Today in 2016, we are surrounded by all manner of filth and wickedness, and people have grown totally accustomed to it.
Everywhere in American society today Christians are being demonized and shunned (as if they are doing something wrong) to speak openly against the gay community and the sin of homosexuality. We as believers in Christ are doing the right thing not to accept homosexuality as being “normal.” It is perversion. If you love the Lord, the ungodly world will hate you. 2nd Timothy 3:12, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” Any professed Christian, who shows even the least amount of support for homosexuality and the gay movement, is not right with God. I say that kindly. We hear a lot of talk about the problem of intolerance, but the real problem is tolerance for sin and wickedness in society, church and the home. This is why we are told in Hebrews 3:13, “But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” The longer that sin is tolerated, the harder one's heart becomes toward it. This is why America is in such a rotten mess today, because we have tolerated wrong doing for so long.
Dr. Bob Jones is very correct that many people have stopped believing in a literal Hell, because of tolerance for sin. People don't recognize evil things (like abortion, homosexuality, public nudity, gossip, drunkenness, fornication and theft) as sin anymore. The great need of the hour is preaching preachers, who cry aloud against the sins of this generation!!! The average church today doesn't preach against sin at all, and evil is tolerated. When's the last time that you heard a preacher preach against the evils of abortion. Abortion is cold-blooded murder!!! Homosexuality is a filthy sin! Sodomites and lesbians are perverts! Tell the truth! And there is a literal place called Hell, that burns with fire and brimstone (Revelation 21:8), where all Christ-rejecters will spend eternity in inexplicable suffering and torment.
People often accuse God of being intolerant, and He is concerning sin. But my friend, I marvel when I consider how tolerant God has been toward our wickedness in the United States. We have spit in God's face for decades as a nation—banning the Holy Bible from the schools, children dishonoring their parents, divorce, ungodly Hollywood movies, taking the Lord's name in vain, women stripping naked in public, committing sexual immorality, murdering our babies, and then doing it all over again and again! Now children have to share restrooms with transvestites! Only a fool would expect God to bless America today! I pray for God to curse this rotten nation and give us what we deserve.
And may I boldly say for Christ, there is nothing more sinful today than all the dead churches who are tolerating the Devil's corrupted Alexandrian Bible revisions. This includes every Bible that has been translated from the Greek of Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort. This means the New International Version (NIV) is of the Devil. This means the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) is of the Devil. This means The Voice (VOICE) is of the Devil. I could mention hundreds more English perversions of God's Word. It is a shame and total apostasy that most Bible colleges, churches and Christians today don't care about the purity of God's Words. The only Bible that we can trust today is the King James Bible!!! Amen and amen! We must not tolerate Satan's Bible revisions that corrupt the plan of salvation, remove the Godhead, attack Christ's deity and teach that it is hard to enter into God's Kingdom. Remember, if you give the Devil an inch, he'll take a foot, and become a ruler! So please don't tolerate the Devil's Bible versions. And don't let anyone convince you that there is anything wrong with the King James Bible, because there is not!
John 8:32 and 36, “And ye shall know the
truth, and the truth shall make you free ...
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
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