Proverb 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
Isaiah 5:20 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!
Isaiah 10:1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed.
Tolerance as it is being used in our culture today is destroying the moral foundations that made Americans and America great. Psalm 11:3 says, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Proverb 14:34 also declares that, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” True tolerance involves permitting or allowing a conduct or point of view one disagrees with while respecting the person in the process. True tolerance really only exists when we are allowed to disagree with someone. This kind of tolerance runs similar to the Biblical principle of forbearing one another in love (Ephesians 4:3; Colossians 3:3) which all Christians can embrace.
Today that is not the culturally liberal view of tolerance. If you think someone is wrong about anything and voice your disagreement you are intolerant. The new tolerance aims to silence all opposition and all disagreement. It says you must approve of what I do; you must agree with me; you must allow me to have my way and not hinder me. They not only say that everyone has a right to his beliefs but all beliefs are equal and demands praise, endorsement, and acceptance of that person’s beliefs. That kind of tolerance says there is really no right or wrong, no absolutes, and thus no morality. In this brand of tolerance, instead of good and evil, we are manipulated to view everything in terms of “equality, diversity, multiculturalism, and politically correct tolerance” which totally cuts out viewing things in terms of moral right and wrong.
Many believers and preachers are silenced into submission by this perverted view of tolerance. Some even insist on living as though they are in a “Christian bubble,” as though nothing is going on wrong around them or in our nation and their response is, “just love them” or “we’re called to preach the Gospel not speak to political issues.” I guess we should act like the three monkeys who see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil. Other Christians are simply just compromising rather than speaking the truth in love and being the salt of the earth. They self-censor so they refuse to speak what is holy, righteous, and moral according to God’s law. It may be that to them the danger doesn’t seem great and the cost of obedience seems too high and demanding. Unrighteousness in our laws, court rulings, and political policies will not exalt our nation but will move it in the direction of destruction.
As Christians, though, we have to give total allegiance to Jesus and total loyalty to the truth. Second Corinthians 13:8 says, “For we can do nothing against the truth but for the truth.” The truth is in Jesus (Ephesians 4:21). Standing for the truth may come with a cost, persecution, and suffering but it pays to obey God. Speaking the truth in love is not hate speech it is Biblical Christianity (Ephesians 4:15). Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is and that which is to come (1 Timothy 4:8). Stand for the truth of God’s moral absolutes. The life that is to come in eternity is a long time to be wrong.