Let us consider the term TOLERANT…?

From Goggle Dictionary, we get this:

showing willingness to [1] allow the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.
[4] “we must be tolerant of others”
synonyms: open-minded, forbearing, broad-minded, liberal, unprejudiced, unbiased; More
antonyms: intolerant
_____________ The question that arises is this:  What if a dictionary definition comes up against an admonition regarding morality in the Bible?  Which takes precedence depends upon how strongly one believes in what the Bible teaches, does it not?

For instance: Romans 1:26-28 ESV / For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And [2] since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a [3] debased mind to do what ought not to be done.

Note please:  [2] Not acknowledging God seems to result in [3], a debased MIND.

The further question is this:  How guilty is one for [1] allowing behavior that the Bible says is “dishonorable”?  Not participating in such behavior oneself, but not dissociating oneself from such behavior? And by [1] allowing it [as engaged in by a member of ones family] and by not intervening in such behavior, one thus enables it?

When, in other words, does ‘tolerance’ subtly move into ‘enabling’?

From Google: “Enabling behaviors are those behaviors that support our addicted loved one’s chemical use. By not allowing the addicted person to accept the consequences for their actions…by providing the pillow each time they stumble or fall…we are enabling their chemical use.”

And here “chemical use” can stand for any immoral or sinful act.  The question is “tolerant”? And when does tolerance become enabling?  Because it can be said, I believe, that enabling is not a passive thing, but rather a supporting of [or enabling of] Evil, since it is not resisting it.

In the Bible, James 4:4 ESV / “You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” 

What does James mean by this?  Does one engage in “tolerance” to avoid drawing to oneself the anger or resentment of others?  And if so, then ones “tolerance” is making a choice to allow evil rather than resist or condemn it.  Is this not so?

That which enables a person’s MIND to feed his/her brain Delusional Thinking in support of evil is a lack of Conscience, or a denial of Conscience.  In either case, one must deny Knowledge of right and wrong in order to enable [not condemn] the evil act of another.  Unless ones Soul is so lacking in Conscience [discretion] that one is not Enlightened enough to know better?  In which case, one engages in support of evil due to ignorance, in which case one must be instructed in the evil of which one is ignorant.  And this is what the various Hells are for.  To expressly teach MINDs that are attached to Souls the difference between good and evil.

It is not so much one is an enemy of God, so much as it is ones Soul is not as yet sufficiently Enlightened to realize that by enabling another to engage in Evil, one is unwittingly  serving Satan and Evil. And Evil is an enemy of God.


Brother James


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