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Tolerance is not meant to tolerate evil. Tolerate unrighteous or selfish behavior, but do not tolerate those who would do harm to others who have done no harm to them. Virtually everyone breaks the Commandments, but most are sins that only harm the sinner himself. Sins that harm others, theft, rape, murder, are all crimes for which the perpetrator may be condemned by man’s law. As Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf said, “I believe that forgiving them is God’s function. Our job is simply to arrange the meeting.” But even when the sin harms only the sinner and is widespread such as in adultery, it is the duty of Christians to reject accepting their sin as righteous or normal. You cannot legislate and force people to be moral, nor can you enforce a law condoning immorality as righteous.
Making a mistake is neither a crime nor a sin. The most self-righteous, condemners of people are generally the worst of sinners. They are Leftists pretending to be of the Right. They are the kind of people who believe that becoming Christian means they are incapable of sin. They believe they are Christ like and without sin. They believe they have authority to forgive the sins if others, to judge whether they are going to Heaven or Hell. Jesus said to not judge others as only God will judge who will enter His Kingdom. That doesn’t mean that they are not subject to the laws of man, nor does it mean that men have the right to judge all others. Those how have abortions are guilty of murder in God’s eyes, but in America it is legal. “Being a Christian doesn’t mean I won’t fall. It means Jesus will catch me when I do.”
Cheating, all is fair in love and war, and life is a war for survival. You don’t have to play by the rules other people set, you just have to play by God’s rules. God’s rule is “do unto other as you would have them do unto you,” and “love your neighbor as yourself.” Your rights end where another’s begins. When it comes to those who do evil to others it is up to you to do justice to them. That doesn’t mean to let them do as they will, but to stop them by any means necessary to protect others. Executing a murderer is not breaking God’s laws as you cannot murder a murderer, yet you must be mindful of the laws of man. If you break man’s rules, don’t break God’s rules.
Compete! “You can’t win the game if you don’t step up to the plate, and you can’t score if you don’t swing at the ball.” Competition is what drives people to excel. Those who do not win a game are not to be coddled like helpless babies, but be extolled to strive harder to succeed. Success should be lauded to encourage people to succeed. What is not important is reaching the pinnacle of success, but that does not mean one should not strive to achieve it. Holding back the winner does not make a loser a better competitor. Winning the race is not as important as crossing the finish line, for one must run the race to cross the line, and that in itself is an accomplishment.
To get respect, you must give respect. Respect is earned, fear is commanded. Gangster bosses and criminals believe they can gain respect through instilling fear in others. Respect accomplished through fear is as empty as sex coerced by force. There is no love for a murderer or slave driver, only fear. Overcoming fear is what leads people to success and to the downfall of evil doers. In the same vein, disrespecting those who have striven through their lives to succeed is as unrighteous as stealing from others. People who have worked hard their whole lives to succeed should be respected and appreciated, not denigrated as greedy. It is the greedy who are jealous of the wealthy, that show no respect to them, who wish to steal that wealth.
Be charitable to those who suffer through no fault of their own. While there are many in America today who vote for a corrupt government to receive benefits at the expense of others, there are those who need charity to survive. Government is not charity. A government that steals from the rich to give to the poor is an oppressive socialist state. They are not being Robin Hood, but Prince John, the tyrant against who Robin fought to end the oppression of his people. It is not up to government to determine how much a person who becomes wealthy owes the nation, it is up to the individual to exercise the charity he has in his heart. A charitable individual will give to those in need, while a government will give to their cronies and freeloading supporters at the expense of those who are truly in need. Charity comes from the heart, not from the barrel of a gun.