Yes, that is correct.
My name is David, and
I am intolerant.
And I am not ashamed of this truth in the least. This intolerance presents no problems internally for me. In fact, I hope more people–and more pastors, especially–become as intolerant as I am.
If only our churches were so intolerant!
My hope is more and more people view adultery with intolerance. I hope pastors send a message from their pulpits and in their offices that nothing justifies or excuses infidelity. Nothing.
May more pastors be intolerant. Completely unaccepting of this sort of behavior. Intolerant.
This is a virtuous intolerance. A hatred of what God hates. It is the type of intolerance that mirrors God’s heart on the evil named “adultery” (e.g. Hebrews 13:4 and Deuteronomy 22:22).
This intolerance says a marriage without true repentance from adultery is no godly marriage at all. It is the sort of intolerance that views the ending of this sin as a primary target and not an ancillary “prize” in the “all-important” goal of keeping marriages “intact.” This intolerance does not rejoice over marriages “saved” unless those “saved” marriages are true miracles of full repentance and resurrection.
It is an intolerance that completely accepts and supports a faithful spouse who chooses divorce. This intolerance recognizes the situation is that bad when one spouse has committed adultery. God commanded death in the Old Testament (e.g. Lev. 20:1o) over just one instance of it, after all! Certainly, divorce is a merciful and lesser “penal” substitute.
It is an intolerance that loves adulterous spouses enough to insist they stop such soul-damning sin and repent before it is too late (e.g. I Cor. 6:9-10). This intolerance does not give any quarter to Family of Origin (FOO) excuses. It does not accept blame-shifting upon the faithful spouse. It is an intolerance that calls the adulterous spouse to “man-up” owning the sin fully that flowed out of his/her wretched, wicked heart.
I am Divorce Minister. I am intolerant.