Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint. (Proverbs 29:18)
But God Has Already Spoken In The Revelation Of Holy Scripture
This spiritual darkness continues to spread apostasy and Satan continues making huge inroads into the visible church through seducing spirits sowing their doctrines of demons. O yes indeed, our culture is tolerant—tolerant all right; tolerant of almost any view except that of the historic Biblical Christian faith! And you also need to know, this idea of religious tolerance isn’t really a new idea at all.
Although I have serious differences with his some of his theology, in the middle 1800’s, D.L. Moody actually did put it quite well when he said of encroaching liberalism:
A great many people say, you must hear both sides; but if a man should write me a most slanderous letter about my wife, I don’t think I would have to read it; I would tear it up and throw it to the winds. Have I to take up a book that is a slander on my Lord and Master, who has redeemed me with His blood? Ten thousands times no! I will not touch it.
Christian journalist Nick Harrison comments on this further:
It’s one of Satan’s lies that we must be “open-minded” about our spiritual beliefs. But no, a Christian whose faith is founded on solid rock has no reason to test out the sand around him. Don’t open yourself to the influence of evil in any form. Jesus stood firm against every strategy of the enemy. So must we. (365 WWJD?, p.120)
What I’d like to ask you to do here is to think about this for a moment. No doubt we have all heard of someone who is said to be open-minded. This is generally presented as a trait much to be desired. Well, let me ask you a question: What is another way to refer to people like this? We would say that such a person is “broad-minded”; would we not?
Now remember what Jesus said about being broad-minded:
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. (Matthew 7:13)
This is why the discerning Christian, anxious to please Jesus and to base his life upon the bedrock Truth of what the Bible actually says, sees that the root problem within our overly tolerant society—and in the whole seeker sensitive Church Growth Movement (CGM)—is actually a denial of this principle taught by our Lord.
People need to remember that the egregiously ecumenical Emerging Church aka Emergent Church—morphing into Emergence Christianity (EC)—is itself an extention of the CGM. The EC is now embracing a group growing up around gay affirming “pastor” Jay Bakker calling themselves outlaw preachers who’re making an idol out of God’s grace in their twisted and perverted version of tolerance.
Having dealt personally with them I can tell you full well The Tolerant Ones Really Aren’t So Tolerant; unless, you agree with them. These who turn the grace of God into license for those having sexual relations with another of the same sex i.e homosexuality illustrate perfectly, that in our eagerness to be “tolerant” of our fellowman, we have instead lost the fear of God.
And thus we’re now brought back around to the truth of our opening text — Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint.