Jesus praised the Ephesus Church for NOT being tolerant.

“To the angel[a] of the church in Ephesus write:

These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. (Revelation 2:1-2)

In some churches tolerance is being pushed as the greatest possible virtue. Indeed, Christians definately need to be tolerant of each other (See Romans 14). But that toleration has limits. We are absolutely NOT to tolerate wicked people. We must stand up to wicked people in our churches and lovingly demand that they repent, regardless of how much they accuse us of being haters (we do not hate them, we hate the horrible things that they do to others). There are many wicked people among us who claim to be “apostles” i.e., sent from God, and yet they sin so much that it is clear that they are lying. God likes it when we question these false apostles and justly expose them. A church that will not expose a false teacher is a church that is not pleasing Christ.

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