Why do many christian believe that tolerance is a important subject in the christian faith when there is no mention of the word TOLERANCE anywhere in the bible? Many christian are called hypocarite because they may lack tolerance. Can anyone show me where it states that if I don't show tolerance (on many issues) as a christian, then I'm a hypocrite? Many christian claim that if you're not tolerant then your not loving. So where does this idea or concept of tolerance come from in the christian faith?
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PandN- Thank you very much and I fully agree. However, the bible version (KJV and NKJV) I have read in Rev. 2:20 does not use the word tolerate in it. It uses another word in it place. What version do you have? Again thanks.
I used the ESV version. Of course you can render it to the Greek.
The ESV and the ISV both use the word tolerate in that verse. Other version use different words but mean the same thing. That verse speaks of Jezebel being allowed to teach and lead many astray in the Church. A believer will not tolerate sin.
PandN and SirDent- Thank you both for your comments. I have just obtained a copy of a ESV from a friend of mine. At some point soon I will buy a copy. This doesn't mean I will set aside the KJV and NKJV I already have. Just compare it with them.
lg- it says as he said it. it is not talking about the wife of Ahab, but the spirit of jezebel that was and is always trying to exert iself AGAINST the things of God.
snowman-I believe you have tolerance confused with grace. We must remember that her sin of adultery was paid for by Jesus death on the cross. She did not get away with the sin of adultery. Jesus paid for her sin with His life. Grace, not tolerance.
Chris- Thanks for your comment. It must be said that we can rebuke christians and non-christain alike. While Jesus was 40 days in the wilderness He quoted Hebrew texts a number of times against satan who tempted Him This was a form of rebuking satan.
Right, rebuke those who tempt you but it's useless to rebuke an unbeliever who acts wickedly.
Oh really, And how many times do you think Jesus rebuked the Pharisees and Scribes. How many times did He quote Hebrew text to them. The Pharisees and Scribes were unbelievers and still Jesus rebuked them throughout His ministry.
lone77star- I think there is a common err amoung christian when it come to tolerance and connecting it to acts of sin. I think tolerance is confused with grace. It's God's grace that helps us in dealing with sin within ourselves and others. Thank you
1st law is Love God.
and where pray tell, are these found in the Kingdom of God?
" Tolerance (intelligent and loving), reincarnation, karma and more."
LG- I have just deleted ALL your comments and your answer. DO NOT COMMENT on my questions or Hub's.
looks can be deceiving, especially when one wants them to suit them selves. These verses DO NOT stand alone and must fit with the rest of scripture, esp 1 Cor. Love is NOT tolerance. tolerance is not of God but of mans deceitful heart
People will redefine words to fit their man-made doctrines.The false "gospel of love" is that tolerance is the highest form of love, but the fact is that it is the opposite. Tolerance shows "love" without holiness.
Eric- It would seem to me that if tolerance was as important as most christians seem to claim it the be, then I would think Jesus and Aposltes would have been the first to declare it's importance. And yet He and they said nothing.
celafoe- Thank you very much for your comment. I agree with you. I believe there is a lot of confussion within the chriatian faith with regards to tolerance. There is nothing in the bible that states implies suggest or requires one to show tolerance.
Amen, actually to tolerate sin makes you a participant in it yourself and liable for the penalty thereof.