God, while He is most gracious, merciful and kind, is equally intolerant and discriminating when it comes to men and their beliefs and their behavior. Men have always hated this antithesis of life that God established and have sought to blur the distinctions God has made. This is a heresy (a false belief) since if it is sincerely held, then one cannot be a Christian (intolerance and discrimination). Remember the parable of the Sower and the Seed? Thorns and thistles—the cares of this world—choking out the Word of God. In the Garden the serpent challenged the veracity of God’s Word and suggested that man’s word (which is an expression of belief) was at least equal to God’s. His tactic is to always challenge the law of God and have it replaced by man’s own word—man’s own law. “Hath God said?” Follow your own reason and “…ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Gen. 3:5). Surely God is unreasonable, harsh and unjust in His law. Surely the creature knows better than the Creator.
You see, blurring this antithesis is essential to every sin of every man, woman, boy and girl. God says, “This is what you should believe, and this is how you should behave.” We say, “We will determine for ourselves what to believe and how to behave.” We have become tolerant where God says we should be intolerant, and we have failed to discriminate where God says we need to discriminate. Now if this blurring of the antithesis is the foundation—the root of every sin, and sin is the failure to believe God and do what He commands; then our only hope is to restore the antithesis in the world and thereby regain the proper ethical perspective—to see the world the way God intended it to be.