According to Merriam Webster’s definition.
Definition of tolerance
1: capacity to endure pain or hardship: endurance, fortitude, stamina
2a : sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own
b : the act of allowing something: toleration
3: the allowable deviation from a standard; especially: the range of variation permitted in maintaining a specified dimension in machining a piece
Unfortunately, today, it seems that the highest definition of morality is to be tolerant of every divergent opinion no matter what it is. The outcome of that behavior makes no difference; just as long as you tolerate it, you are deemed to be one of great moral standing.
There are classes in every school and industry on tolerance in the work place and in our educational institutions. But the problem is that everything in society has become so subjective that there is no definition of what is right and wrong. Whatever the individual deems to be appropriate must be so. After al,l what is truth for you is truth, and what is truth for me is truth, even if they are diametrically opposed. But that goes against the very definition of truth. As a society truth is thrown out for the higher standard of subjectivity and tolerance.
Thousands of years ago the most primitive societies were intelligent enough to know the difference between the sexes. They could clearly identify which one was which and what roles they played in society. They did this without debate or controversy. My, my look how far we have advanced. Now sexual identity is fluid. How enlightened and tolerant we have become. Thousands of years later, in our highly advanced civilization, the most educated idiots can’t tell the difference. The world refuses to look at facts or history in any objective manner whatsoever. Virtually everything they say is filtered through the lens of a revisionist viewpoint. The victims become the victimizers. The oppressed become the oppressors. 15 million Jews worldwide – 6 million of them who live in a country a bit smaller than NJ – are trying to take over the entire planet. Yet 1.8 billion Muslims, who make up approx 24% of the worlds population, are the victims of the evil, oppressive Zionist regime. Islam is the fastest growing religion on the planet, but the Jews are trying to take over the world. Islam, which is only approx 1,400 years old, makes claim not only to the entire city of Jerusalem, but also the entire land of Israel. This land, which has been occupied by the Jews for over 3,000 years, couldn’t possibly have any historical connection to those people. The Jews stole the land from the Muslims who never once mentioned it in the book the Koran. Has the world gone mad?!!!!!!! Rhetorical question, if you haven’t figured that out. YES! And again I say, yes! The United Nations Human Rights Council has made more resolutions against Israel since its creation in 2006 than any other nation or group on the planet. More sanctions and resolutions have been levied against Israel than Cuba, North Korea, Sudan, Venezuela, Russia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Algeria, Syria, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan Hamas, Fatah, Hezbollah, The Muslim Brotherhood, Boca Haram, and Isis. Almost 50% of all resolutions against a nation are levied against Israel. I think you get the picture.
I, however, as a believer in the Messiah of Israel and the world, am under no obligation to be tolerant of evil, hateful, lying, immoral, ignorant, murderous language or behavior.
I take my standard from a much higher source. This source has been around for thousands of years and has proven itself to be the gold standard of behavior. When it is adhered to individuals and society prosper in ways that are incalculable. That standard is the Word of the Lord.
- The Scriptures set the standard for the ethical treatment of all men and women.
- The Scriptures establish the family unit with a father and mother as the heart of society.
- The Scriptures establish courts of Law for justice to be administered in the land.
- The Scriptures give us a code of moral behavior.
- From the Scriptures we get the idea of helping the widows, orphans, fatherless and strangers.
- Standards of fare discipline to those who are unruly are established.
- Forgiveness is considered a trait of the highest moral behavior.
- The redemption of mankind is the goal throughout the entire Biblical message.
So, if you are a bit confused about the new definition of morality, then it is time to get back to the standard that is the true ruler and measures accurately. Stop being tossed to and fro with every new whim and fancy of men.
1Ti 4:1-2 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron,
Jas 1:5-8 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.