I gleaned this post from Facebook friend, Lee Jenkins.
To tolerate or not to tolerate. Does “LOVE” require that we embrace evil and shun Justice?
I would dare to say as a Christian that I am no better than anyone else, everyone would admit that, especially Christians that understand that their goodness is not found in themselves, nor is it found in their behavior no matter how hard they try.
The fact of the matter is that we are all immoral no matt
Love in no way requires me to tolerate, nor does it require me to embrace life styles or actions that are contrary to or that limit God’s moral Character. If it offends my conscience I take the stance that the best way to “Love” is to keep distance. Just how I see it! I don’t seek destruction for the evil doer but pray for repentance, I do believe I’m obligated to treat those who possess a life style contrary to the moral character of God with respect at all times knowing that at one time I was in the same boat, and understanding that Christ also extends His grace to them.
But must I accept, tolerate, or embrace people at the same time that reject Godly moral character? No! Though I’m no better than they, I must keep distance from their life style if they refuse to change it. Love does not require us to embrace those who practice evil in way that emotionalism would require it. Sound wisdom and simple common sense conveys safety. Am I safe physically, emotionally, or spiritually if I embrace certain behaviors? My argument is no! So how do I love then? By exclusion? In some instances I dare say yes!! Absolutely!!!
If your hungry I will feed you, naked I will clothe you, thirsty I will give you drink, sick I will pray for you, in prison I will visit you and and comfort you with the words of Christ, that He loves, forgives, and accepts us, and all one has to do is repent from evil and embrace by faith all He has provided for them. Accept wickedness in the name of political correctness? No! If you truly love others you will warn them of the danger to come which is the wrath of God for those who reject Christ, to not warn others is not love at all..