My husband taught Hosea in Sunday School recently. He took weeks and weeks, and gave us great detail. One of the main themes or warnings is to not tolerate evil.
Mars Hill, Pastor Mark Driscoll is teaching about the seven churches of Revelation. The message to Thyatira, Revelation 2:18-29 also addresses the subject. Jesus comes down hard on those who tolerate immoral. Pastor Mark likened them to wolves. As Christians, we love each other, we love our shepherd, we love our Great Shepherd, but we are not to embrace or hug wolves. Wolves are bad. They eat sheep.
Easy to do, he warned, until it is your own relatives... but, to be done. lovingly. Your Will be done, Lord. Your Will be done.
the word, "tolerance" is thrown around today. But, as Christians, we stand against sin, immoral behavior, evil. We stand for righteousness, and justice. We stand for the orphan, and widow, especially. Make us like Jesus, Lord. In Jesus Name. amen.