Bible Book List
Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8353 tolerance
8353 tolerance

8353 tolerance

The virtue of being prepared to accept people and their viewpoints. While commended within the church, Scripture insists that believers must have a vital concern for maintaining and defending the truth.

Toleration should be exercised for the benefit of those whose faith is weak

Ro 14:1 See also Ro 14:2-6,13-22; 1Co 8:8-13

Examples of tolerance

By Jesus Christ: Mt 19:13-14 pp Mk 10:13-14 pp Lk 18:15-16 in contrast to the disciples’intolerance; Mk 9:33-36 pp Lk 9:46-47; Mk 9:38-40 pp Lk 9:49-50
Php 1:17-18 by Paul

Limits to toleration

Evil cannot be tolerated Hab 1:13

Wickedness cannot be tolerated Rev 2:2

Serious doctrinal errors cannot be tolerated Gal 2:4; 2Th 2:1-3 See also 1Ti 6:3-5,20-21; 2Ti 4:3-4; 2Pe 2:1

Sexual sin should not be tolerated 1Co 5:1-5; 1Co 6:18-20; Rev 2:14

Idolatry should not be tolerated 1Co 10:7; 1Jn 5:21

See also

1095God, patience of
5762attitudes, God to people
6237sexual sin
8026faith, growth in
8298love for one another

Bible Gateway Recommends

CLC Bible Companion DVD (PowerPoint)
CLC Bible Companion DVD (PowerPoint)
Retail: $9.99
Our Price: $8.99Save: $1.00 (10%)Buy Now
Manual Bíblico Nelson  (The Nelson Bible Companion)
Manual Bíblico Nelson (The Nelson Bible Companion)
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $35.99Save: $4.00 (10%)Buy Now
Christian Quotations - eBook
Christian Quotations - eBook
Retail: $8.95
Our Price: $7.16Save: $1.79 (20%)Buy Now
Crossword Companion - eBook
Crossword Companion - eBook
Retail: $5.99
Our Price: $4.79Save: $1.20 (20%)Buy Now