Religious Tolerance. (A message to all Nations.)
Many today, as was in the beginning of so called religious freedoms, have introduced other strange gods and doctrines. This is accepted today as tolerance of religious freedom. This is the way of life that is acceptable to many creeds, nations, tongues and peoples, around the world.
We as a nation accept all manner of religions; this has been made acceptable and tolerated by society. But what we as a nation can't tolerate, is for this country to be, associated with, or support these false gods. Gods’ word speaks of many false gods that we are neither to follow, nor fellowship with, from Baal to the Ephesians goddess Diana. Would Satanism be tolerated and acceptable to teach in our schools? Would this religion be tolerated in our houses of leadership? I think not. Many tolerate false gods and accept them as a religious right, just because we as a nation have been based on religious freedom. But I would say that even these types of religions would not be tolerated, in sort of a pick and choose society. What about Somalia, Ethiopia, and other countries in Africa that are physically under attack by Muslims trying to force their religion on entire countries? Is this also religious freedom for one religion to attempt this type of action? Christianity never try’s to force Gods word on anyone. We preach the truth and let the word convict, then it is between the individual and God.
This was evident in the case of Jim Jones and David Corresh. All manner of false religions are in need of hearing the Gospel to be converted and saved, by Jesus, to assure that all have heard the truth. We see this commandment in the writings of Paul in 1st. Corinthians 10:21; “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.” For Christians there is no fellowship with, devils, workers of darkness, nor any spirit of the anti-Christ.
Php 2:15; “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
“The light of the world”. Can we be a light mingled with dark clouds hanging around us and over us? Are we a light that has gone dim by associating, integrating and mingling ourselves with these workers of iniquity? Are we, as a Nation, to revert back from where we were just 2,000 years ago, worshiping and believing in every wind and doctrine, worshiping the devils of mans imagination? Will we fall from the grace of God and be a Nation of unknown gods? Are we to loose our identity, as a nation, a people a light, because of religious tolerance? This is the fact that Paul was bringing out to the Corinthians in, 1st.Co 10:20; “But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.” Putting great emphasis on; “I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.”
1Co 8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) “as there be gods many, and lords many.” Many gods and many lords, but whom do we worship? There is a Church in China that has announced that Christ has arrived in the flesh, in the appearance of a woman, a female that was born of mother and father. This is a fulfillment of prophecy that you have already read. Go not to this woman, seek not her counsel, and seek not to proclaim her as Christ, for she is not the Christ. She is a false, Christ, prophet, doctrine and teacher. She was sent and proclaimed by this church to deceive. Ask yourself a question, “Would I tolerate this Christ” in our country or even my neighborhood?” If not then where is her religious tolerance?
Where does religious tolerance start becoming a type of heathenism?”
Can we as a Nation, or in fact other nations, fall by rejecting the Truth of the Gospel?
Lets read, Oba 1:3; “The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?”
Pro 26:26 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation. Has pride overshadowed our fear of the Most High God? 1st.John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
Mark 7:20-23; And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Can Mark, 7:20-23, also be associated with a nation, can a nation be defiled by tolerating false gods? Yes.
Psa 33:8-12; Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. The Bible states; “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.” “froward mouth”; Perverse, that is, turning from, with aversion or reluctance; not willing to yield or comply with what is required; unyielding; ungovernable; refractory; disobedient; peevish.(KJD)
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. We must be a Nation that is known as a land of God the Almighty, for the Gospel states, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” Being otherwise brings a curse with it. For God will bless whom He will Bless and Curse whom He will Curse. Pro 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Isa 23:9 The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.
1Co 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. Gal 4:8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. Leave the unrighteous, ungodly, anti-Christ religions alone, let them do as they will, for God shall separate the unbeliever at the time of judgment, but be not partakers with them nor stand with them for their causes. Do not be partakers of their sin, this is a commandment of God.
Here is the end of the matter of religious tolerance as prescribed by God; 2nd.John 1:9-10; “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.