To claim tolerance is to allow others to exercise their beliefs in a way someone may choose. The one who claims tolerance cannot accuse someone else of pushing beliefs on someone else because the tolerance belief holder will himself be guilty of the same accusation.
The tolerance belief is what is known as a formal suicide belief, a belief that commits suicide and cannot stand once exercised vocally against another person’s actions. The only way a formal suicide belief can be held is internally without being vocalized. Once exercised, the holder will be guilty of what he or she is accusing others of doing, therefor giving anyone no real reason to belief this world view.
Strong physiological beliefs just aren’t enough to prove a belief anymore. Now im not saying you must prove it to anyone, but you are the most influential person in your life. If that’s the case, its very important for you to really know what it is you believe and have the facts right.
We all have a worldview through which we see the world around us. Having the worldview could be dangerous and even fatal in some cases. Having the wrong worldview is like navigating in the city of New York with a map from Chicago.
But here’s the thing, everyone has a worldview, but not everyone’s worldview can be right. As we mention in the video above, some religions promote ideas that are so opposite each other, they couldn’t possible exist in this world with the law of non contradiction in place. The law of non-contradiction states that two opposite ideas can be true at the same time. Either one is true and the other is false, or vice versa.
We must first find good reasons for what we believe then to back it up then decide if its worth believing.
Jesus introduced a very bothering thought in his years in ministry. In Luke 16:10 he says, “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.”
This means that if you can’t be trusted with managing smaller and seemingly less important tasks or things, what makes you think that you would be able to manage something much bigger?
Now, if you’ve been around church for any amount of time you would’ve heard this already or a variation of this. I think though that because it has become such white noise, we miss out on the magnitude of this truth. Yes you should be responsible even doing tasks that are important but seem beyond pointless. But, what if Jesus was also talking about something much more than the jobs we hold?
You were born with certain qualities that set you apart from the completion. You have character traits, abilities, and gifts that make you unique. But how irresponsible would it be if we wasted who we are for selfish reasons or even just threw out gifts away because we didn’t think beyond ourselves?
If this scares you, good, cause it does me, (in a healthy way) but Jesus is also recorded saying in Matthew 25:21, “His Master said to him ‘well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master. For those of us who call ourselves Children of God, this will be our sentence with the good we have decided to do here on earth while we still have the chance.
Your needs aren’t weaknesses.
I bet you probably looked at the title of this video and thought, “alright this guys delirious.”
Church is where I found God. It’s also where I learned how to judge.
Ok, lets get a little real here.
Christians aren’t allowed to judge.
God wants Christians to love people.
Jesus didn’t want us to judge, he wanted us to accept others.
We need to be tolerant of other people’s lifestyles.
These are all very popular statements that I hear almost daily.
Its almost like, based off all these statements, Christians aren’t allowed to “judge” others.
And the moment we open our mouths about something we may disagree with, we get destroyed from all fronts about how unloving we could be.
Let me be honest, there will be always people who take things too far and would rather shove something in people’s faces than try to understand.
I am in no way condoning those who make it their goal to make others feel bad for their actions. I do not support the kind of judgment that almost feels like hatred towards a certain group.
But before I finish this thought up let me throw something out there I don’t want you all to miss: We shouldn’t judge a religion by its abuse.
There will always be people who think its their life mission to take something too far and in this case, judge people for all the wrong they do.
But let me share a perspective that seems to have been forgotten in our world today.
Jesus didn’t tell us not to judge, he taught us how to judge.
Ill say that again, Jesus didn’t tell us not to judge, he taught us how to judge.
What?! What do you mean? Jesus totally talked about the whole thing with the log in your eye and all that. Of course he said we shouldn’t judge others because we are all guilty of bad things.
Well, lets back up a second. What is the definition the word “Judge?”
According to Google, it means to form an opinion or conclusion about.
We all have our own opinions about certain things. Even which stuff like, the best kind of ice cream...peanut butter brittle.
Now if this is what it means to judge, then judging allows us to live our lives we think are right.
And if you’re a Christian, than we are to “judge” or form opinions based off what the bible says is wrong or not.
Look, if there’s anything we should take from this its this, Jesus never judged to make someone feel inferior or unloved, and neither should we…
Jesus judged to show us how to be able to better determine what it is that hurts us and to be able to help others in a loving way to discover truth.
At the end of the day, that’s what matters, how well we can love the person next to us and help each other grow to discover Jesus and the love he so generously pours out onto mankind.