Those who are fair weather fans of Jesus teach tolerance and acceptance of all, fans of Christ show up on Sundays they cheer and sing, disciples of Christ follow Him everyday as He leads the way.
Those who are disciples of Christ live and teach repentance, that God’s grace and forgiveness is available to all.
Tolerance is not a biblical value, or even a trait of God.
What is the difference between Tolerance and Grace?
Tolerance means that although I don’t see things the way you do, I won’t say anything to you so you can continue doing what you’re doing without objection, so I won’t hurt your feelings.
Grace is showing love, mercy, and kindness to others, regardless of their circumstances or the things they do or say , and telling them the truth in lite of what God’s word says.
Jesus said to people, “your sins are forgiven , go and sin no more”. He did not give them a pass, He showed them a better way.
How about us, do we tolerate sin in our lives? In our children, our friends?
How about showing Grace? Let’s show them and ourselves a better way by truly being a disciple of Jesus Christ, by living our lives for the glory of God.
God’s word says this:
“But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them. The scribes and the Pharisees *brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court, they *said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?” They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground. But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court. Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more.” John 8:1-11 NASB
“So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You will become free’?” Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:31-36 NASB
“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. This I command you, that you love one another.” John 15:12-17 NASB
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