Tolerating evil is compromising with evil
by Shaila Touchton
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We are to tolerate all that is good (Amos 5:15) and to detest all that is evil (Romans 12:9) but sadly we approve or tolerate things that God hates instead of exposing or Confronting Evil. God wants us to hate evil and cling to what is good(Rom 12:9).We are not to tolerate wickedness, injustice, evil and ungodly behaviors and actions, Habitual liars and cheaters, unrighteousness, sexual immorals etc.
In the name of tolerance every evil thing is exalted and proudly defended, while all those who resist and condemn evil are labeled and demonized as haters, judgmental or bible thumpers. Such people are not interested in the truth; they are only interested in justifying their wicked, perverted behavior. The sinning person will always feel uncomfortable if we rebuke them about their sin, they feel as though we are judging them because he hates truth and loves his sin and he is comfortable with his sin circle and he doesn’t have any kind of intention of genuine repenting by forsaking his sins. He never wants his sin to be brought to light. Evil men have no knowledge about God and they try to justify their ungodly behavior because they are spiritually dead, and do the deeds of Satan and often they quote “Jesus was always with sinners and ate with sinners”. But I would like make a point here that Jesus Christ did not come to call the righteous, but sinners (Mark 2:17). The evil people encourage themselves in sin and also Delight in those who commit sins. They also have numerous unbiblical excuses to commit sin and to defend their sinful ways and often quote the bible verse" All have sinned". Sometimes we can associate our self with ungodly people having a purpose to evangelize them, bringing them back to Godly ways with the fruit of repentance but never to enjoy their sin or sinful life style or ungodly behavior. Many people often forget that God hates evil and commands all believers to hate evil. When person refuses to repent he still punishes for his sins. When someone sins if you keep quite without rebuking that person its equalent to partaking of his sins. God rebuked and reproved Adam, Eve, and Abel. The Lord rebuked Sarah when she laughed. He rebuked Moses when he struck the rock in anger. Nathan the prophet rebuked and reproved David about his sin. We see the same thing in the New Testament. Jesus rebuked and reproved the hypocritical religious leaders. He also rebuked the disciples, especially their main spokesman, Peter. Jesus rebukes the churches of Asia in the book of Revelation. Paul rebuked the Corinthians many times in his two letters to them. Why? Because rebuke and reproof are acts of love. In fact, when Paul tells Timothy to keep on preaching the Word in II Tim. 4:1-4 he defines preaching, in vs. 2, as reproving, rebuking, and exhorting. No where in the Bible does it say God loves a lost sinner who refuses His provision in the Lord Jesus Christ. Instead they inherit wrath [Psa. 2:12; Rom. 1:18, Rom. 4:15, Rom. 5:9; Gal. 3:10; Eph. 5:6)
Evil men understand not judgment, but they that seek the Lord understand all things." (Proverbs 28:5). But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For 'who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?' But we have the mind of Christ." 1 Corinthians 2:14-16. To be correcting someone for a sin that we our self need to be pure and good example for them but not a slave to that sin. When we are slave to such sin where we are judging others it will become hypocritical judgment.
1 Corinthians 6:2-3 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life?
In John 3:19 it says that this is the verdict, Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
True Christians are made free from sins and have become the servant of righteousness (Rom 6:18).we can overcome sin by the grace of our Lord and blood of the Lamb and by meditating on Gods word. Gods word the Holy Bible will keep us away from sins. God wants us to condemn sin and he does not want us to tolerate and be a partner of the evil. The Bible is clear about the fact that when we stand for truth, we will offend people. The carnal Christian will never find the deeper things of God because Truth of scripture has been replaced with world philosophies and feel good messages. Rebuking a sinner, exposing corruption, correcting someone in love or disciplining ones children is not judging wrongfully. If we don't warn someone in error to turn from evil, we are partly responsible. "Ezekiel 33:8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand."
The disciples offended many, were put in prison and were killed for their bold testimony, but they also won many to God. When people are not walking according to truth, they will seek ways to make truth fit their foolish decisions and justify their actions. When someone teaches that we can sin because Jesus has paid for all sins, chances are that they have a sinful habit that they are clinging in to and need to justify. The Devil resists truth everywhere, because, as Scripture says, "...for there is no truth in him...he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:44). The Devil and his demons work hard to deceive people and lead them away from God. Peter warns: "Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live rather as slaves of God" (1Pe 2:16). Similarly, Paul warns: "You, my brothers, were called to be free, but do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather serve one another in love" (Gal 5:13).
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