Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet.
—Revelation 2:20 NIV


We live in a very tolerant society. One example of this is that you will never see anybody on a talk show, no matter what they have done—whether they’ve committed murder, adultery, or rape—you’ll never hear a whisper that they are sinners. It is because we are a “tolerant” people. All other virtues have disappeared except that of tolerance. Nobody would dare say, “Tch, tch, you shouldn’t have done that. That is a sin, and you are a sinner.” That is never heard in this society.

God is not tolerant, however. Every single sin of whatever kind that is perpetrated on this earth will be punished by God. Every single sin that you have committed and I have committed will be punished by God, either on us in hell, or on Christ at Calvary. God is infinite justice. He cannot tolerate sin. He lives in a totally 100 percent spotless, pure and holy heaven. Sin is not tolerated there.

We Christians do believe in and practice a tolerance; but remember this: tolerance is the last virtue of a completely immoral society.

Question to ponder: What is the difference between tolerating a person and tolerating sin?