Yes, Jesus was love and peace personified. But He was also adamantly intolerant.
He was intolerant of sham. He heaped woes and harsh criticism on the Pharisees and Scribes because they were superficial and hypocritical. They put on this lily-white exterior, like they were pious and holy on the outside, but on the inside they were a sham. Fake. Phony.
Jesus showed intolerant disdain for the hypocrites of His day.
“For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish,” He told them, “but inside you are full of extortion and self-indulgence” (Matthew 23:25).
Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.4 They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.
5 “Everything they do is done for people to see: Matthew 23:1-5
Hypocrites think they are better than others. They cloak their sins beneath garments of contrived piety and self-righteousness. They are quick to judge others while justifying their own sins. They might fool some, but they will never fool God.