Pleas for Toleration

Job 31:26-28 “If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness; and my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand: This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.”

Job was not of their religion that plead for toleration. He knew that God’s law gave warrant to them then (and it gives also warrant to us now) to punish idolaters, and the judge ought to do it.

— James Durham, “Lectures on Job,” p. 181

There’s this thing about reality…

It doesn’t matter if you don’t like it or not.
It doesn’t even matter if you believe it or not.
Violate its laws, and you will be crushed to powder.
Work in accordance with its laws, and you will live.

There’s this other thing about reality…

Logical, well-designed systems do not occur out of random chance.
This is true in the physical world,
The world of economics,
And in the world of ethics, as well.

And in all cases, the structure and power of these rules
are not dependent on the approval of men,
regardless of their wealth, status, and power.

Comply with the Commandments of God,
Or be crushed by the Commandments of God.


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