TOLERANCE?

Many of us love to watch Duck Dynasty. The reason? They are plain folks who became wealthy doing what they love and are Bible reading, God fearing people. Phil Robertson should have known better than to give an interview to GQ magazine and state his beliefs. He shouldn’t have quoted scripture either unless he was ready to be attacked. He was a bit crude in his language, but that isn’t what made the organization called GLAAD mad. Phil said he believed the Bible when it said homosexuality is a sin.
Here’s the passage he was referring to: (1 Corinthians 6:9-10) “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.” In all the years I’ve been a Christian, I’ve heard many lessons on the list of sins in the passage above. Only one group out of that list has ever threatened to kill me and blow up the Clarendon Enterprise. They now attack Phil Robertson.
I am a sinner, but, as many sinners do, I try to repent and do a better job. There are times that people who love me will point out my sin to help me make a change. That is their God given duty. (Galatians 6:1) “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.” The sinner has two choices when confronted with sin: 1. Acknowledge the sin and make a change. 2. Lie, deny, attack the messenger, or just ignore the warning.
Sadly, Phil was being asked questions about his beliefs. He wasn’t trying to force them on anyone. A group that demands tolerance for others, has none for anyone who disagrees.
Our country is becoming so swamped in sin and perversions because we have allowed others to tell us what we can say or can’t say. In the 80’s, the NEA and it’s liberal followers told Christians to be tolerant of “art” that was disgusting. There were pictures drawn of Mary (Jesus’ mother) with excrement as the “paint.” A cross with Jesus on it was put in a jar of urine in an “art” show. These people demanded that we understand “free speech.” These same people attack Phil and anyone else who avails themselves of our rights to free speech if it disagrees with their way of living. Enough! We must stand up and call sin a sin. We must love other people, but we don’t have to tolerate or condone their sinful ways. No more PC, we need more JC!

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