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No Compromise           No Regrets

“How long will you falter between two opinions?

If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him...”

(1 Kings 18:21)

 

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other,

or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.

You cannot serve God and mammon.”

(Matthew 6:24)

“Do not love the world or the things in the world.

If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—

is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away,

and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”

(1 John 2:15-17)

“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation,

of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory

of His Father with the holy angels.”

(Mark 8:38)

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Christians must not compromise on issues of faith!

 

 

Jesus teaches us to follow and obey the principles of the Kingdom of God. We have to live with convictions and not compromise God's principles. As believers in Christ, we must accept God's Word as absolute and inerrant. "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16).

We must fully obey His Word. "If ye love me, keep my commandments" (John 14:15). We must acknowledge that His Word must not be compromised by anyone or for any reason. I am talking about compromise when it comes to issues of faith. "According to the sentence of the law in which they instruct you, according to the judgment which they tell you, you shall do; you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left from the sentence which they pronounce upon you." (Deuteronomy 17:11). The Word of God warns us:"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables"

(2 Timothy 4:3,4).

Compromise is not always bad. For example, my wife wants to paint our living room white, but I want to paint it off-white. If I compromise to paint it white, it will not be the end of the world. It will also not break any of my principles of faith. Since the beginning of the world, we have a history filled with inspiring stories featuring people of principle.  These individuals were blessed because they refused to compromise on their beliefs. Here are a few examples:

 

When Joseph was in Potiphar's house, Potiphar's wife offered a sexual opportunity to him. Joseph immediately fled from the tempting offer to avoid sin. Joseph's wisdom considered the future consequences of his choices. Joseph understood that by satisfying his flesh, he would not please God whom he loved so much.

 

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were Jews of the Babylon province who did not worship the golden image provided by King Nebuchadnezzar because of their faith in the living God. As a result of that, they were cast into the burning fiery furnace, but their God delivered them from it.

 

The prophet Daniel did not obey the King’s orders and was cast into the den of lions because of his faith. However, Daniel, being a servant of the living God, was delivered from the lions. Daniel was a man without compromise. 

 

The early 1st century Christians often offered themselves to be fed to the lions or burned at the stake in front of the Roman Emperor rather than worship him and denying their Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Christians around the world today still suffer in prisons because they will not compromise their faith. For example, Christians in "shipping container" prisons in Eritrea would be released if they would only sign a document to denounce their commitment to Jesus Christ. However, they prefer to suffer for the cause of Christ than deny Him.

 

Laura Fotusky, a town clerk in Barker New York, resigned from her position to avoid being forced to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples. She wrote: "The Bible clearly teaches that God created marriage between male and female as a divine gift that preserves families and cultures. Since I love and follow Him, I cannot put my signature on ​something that is against God." She also wrote: "I would be compromising my moral conscience by participating in licensing same-sex couples. I had to choose between my job and my God."

— religioustolerance.org, July 2011

 

The actress Stephanie Stephenson had her big chance at stardom but turned it down. She landed a leading role in the touring cast of the musical, "Les Miserables." She ended up quitting rather than playing a role that compromised her Christian values. Her role would have required her to dress like a prostitute and let male actors inappropriately touch her. "There's a fine line between the morals and going over that line, and I didn't want to go over that line," stated the actress

 

In the United States, 78% of people claim that they are "born-again" Christians. This means that from a population of 342 million people, 267 million are Christians. From all these millions of people, only 23% or 78 million, go to church every Sunday. The remaining 77% or 264 million, do not go to church at all and do not practice their Christian beliefs. These people compromise on their beliefs by voting for ungodly government, state, and local legislators who govern them and then support their evil actions. God help us!

 

The following true story teaches us the benefits of success when we are not comfortable:"When I was a boy, my father, a baker, introduced me to the wonders of song," tenor Luciano Pavarotti relates. "He urged me to work very hard to develop my voice. Arrigo Pola, a professional tenor in my hometown of Modena, Italy, took me as a pupil. I also enrolled in a teachers college. On graduating, I asked my father, 'Shall I be a teacher or a singer?' "'Luciano,' my father replied, 'if you try to sit on two chairs, you will fall between them. For life, you must choose one chair.' "I chose one..." —Guideposts / Sermon Illustrtions.com

 

I wish all Christians were like the men and women I mentioned above. They stood firm in their beliefs and did not compromise. Instead, they glorified their Lord and Savior. We need Christians to stand for what is right. Our country and the world today are in a mess. It is not only because of ungodly individuals and many politicians, but because of "Christian compromise." The gospel of Christ is mocked just like 2 Peter 2:2 says: "And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of." 

 

The blame for all the evils we see today does not belong only to the White House and the State House. It sits squarely at the church house and specifically in the pulpits of some church houses. In these church houses, lies and deceptions have been spread for different reasons, which destroy our homes and our nation. They have spread false teachings, such as being able to live in sin day and night and still go to heaven. This is "easy believism." They falsely believe that this way, they will get into the kingdom of God! "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed" (Galatians 1:8)

Because of false doctrine taught by many "experts" in our society, we now have more immorality, murders, violence, and drugs than ever before. In public schools, the new generation has been brainwashed with all kinds of humanistic teachings and ideas. We see our society collapse day by day. There is less and less righteous leadership in many churches in America today and around the world. Because of the so-called  "Christian compromise," we see evil spreading every day all around us. Like it or not, any Christian who lives contrary to the truth of God's word is not truly a Christian. Very sadly, our nation, our society, our homes, and our children's lives have been destroyed by Christian compromise. The destruction of the nation, churches, and our children sit totally and entirely on the shoulders of "compromising" parents and church leaders  (Hosea 4:6-7, Jeremiah 2:8, 10:21, 12:10).

The majority of Christians have never caught a glimpse of the face of God. For this reason, they fear man more than they fear God. Christians have the power to turn everything around for good. They can do so if they would just not allow the devil and their own interests to deceive them. The powers of darkness put them to sleep with apathy. This is the most deceptive technique of the devil. They are not involved in fulfilling their own responsibilities as Christians to glorify the Lord! 

"Christian compromise" became the cancer of Neo-Evangelicalism. What the Lord said to the church of Laodicea holds true today:

"I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth." (Revelation 3:15-16)

 

Is evil getting the best of you? Are you tempted to compromise your faith or morals? Do not give in. Do what is right. Tell all the world that you are a Christian and take Jesus with you everywhere. God calls His children to walk the highway of holiness. Tough choices may be required when you "walk the talk," but you will never regret doing what is right. Do not let injustice and immorality bully you into surrender. Although you are one person, the Lord can use your courage to make needed changes in our world. Sit tight in God's power and let Satan take a back seat in your life's car.  

Finally, are you sitting on two chairs?  Do not waver between the Lord's will and yours. When it comes to issues of faith, you are expected to stand for Christ and His kingdom and never compromise on God's principles!  Your love for Christ should be so strong that you would rather die than sin against Him. Maybe this is not very popular today, but you will never win by compromising. Choose God's kingdom and do what He tells you to do.  Why settle for sitting on anything less than a throne?

 

By Ted Matamis, copyright © 2024. All rights reserved.

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BIBLE VE​RSES

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”(Matthew 6:24)

 

“(for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God), lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot with their gods and make sacrifice to their gods, and one of them invites you and you eat of his sacrifice, and you take of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters play the harlot with their gods and make your sons play the harlot with their gods.” (Exodus 34:142–16)

 

“But King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites— from the nations of whom the Lord had said to the children of Israel, “You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love. And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart. For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the Lord his God, as was the heart of his father David.... Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and did not fully follow the Lord, as did his father David...So the Lord became angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned from the Lord God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice, and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods; but he did not keep what the Lord had commanded. Therefore the Lord said to Solomon, “Because you have done this, and have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom away from you and give it to your servant. Nevertheless I will not do it in your days, for the sake of your father David; I will tear it out of the hand of your son. However I will not tear away the whole kingdom; I will give one tribe to your son for the sake of My servant David, and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen.”(1 Kings 11:1–5, 6, 9-11)

 

[To Compromising Church of Pergamos] "But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.” (Revelation 2:14-16)

 

“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them.I will be their God, And they shall be My people.” (2 Corinthians 6:14–16)

 

“ And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.” (1 Kings 18:21)

 

“...choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)

 

“For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:10)

”The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.” (Proverbs 29:25)

 

“You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons.”

{1 Corinthians 10:21}

 

“He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:8)

 

”Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful." (Psalm 1:1)

 

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” (1 John 2:15-17)

 

“My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent.”(Proverbs 1:10)

 

“Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”

(Romans 1:24-25)

 

“Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.”(James 4:17)

 

“For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins.” (Hebrews 10:26)

“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” (Revelation 3:15:16)

 

“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.”(Matthew 10:32-33)

“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” (Mark 8:38)

 

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2)

No compromise when it comes to God's Word.

 

Challenge of Christian Faith:

Don’t compromise the biblical principles. Stand up for your Christian beliefs.

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QUOTES

"Compromise is simply changing the question to fit the answer."— Poet and Author, Merrit Malloy

 

"Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another – too often ending in the loss of both."

— Theologian, Tryon Edwards

 

Saying, "yes" to God means saying "no" to things which offend his holiness. — A. Derham

 

"It is a great deal easier to do that which God gives us to do, no matter how hard it is than to face the responsibility of not doing it."

—Author and Editor, J. R. Miller

 

“Any compromise in the doctrine of God generates a rippling effect that destroys the integrity of all other biblical doctrines. Once we accept a false view of God, the rest of the system cannot be Christian.” — Author and Pastor, Vincent Cheung

 

"One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised."— Writer and Teacher, Chinua Achebe

 

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened." — Evangelist, Billy Graham

 

"No compromise with the main purpose; no peace till victory; no pact with unrepentant wrong." — Prime Minister, Winston Churchill

 

The English preacher, John Bunyan, was jailed because he preached. Later a judge promised Bunyan immediate release if he only promised not to preach again. His answer was: "If you release me today, I shall preach tomorrow!" 

 

The great English preacher John Wesley once said, "Give me a hundred men who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God...Such men alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on earth."

 

“Refuse to compromise what you know to be right for anyone or anything.”— Motivational Speaker and Writer, Brian Tracy

 

“We have no right to expect anything but the pure Gospel of Christ, unmixed and unadulterated—the same Gospel that was taught by the Apostles—to do good to the souls of men. I believe that to maintain this pure truth in the Church men should be ready to make any sacrifice, to hazard peace, to risk dissension, and run the chance of division. They should no more tolerate false doctrine than they would tolerate sin.”—Anglican Bishop of Liverpool, J. C. Ryle

 

“The things we profess to believe are of such a nature that we cannot be lukewarm without practically denying them. Better be cold, be frozen. Better abandon all profession of interest in sacred things than to pretend to believe them and sing about them, and yet be lukewarm. We work far more harm to our age by tepid character than by open denial of Christ.”

—Evangelist, Preacher, a Bible Teacher, and a Prolific Author, G. Campbell Morgan

 

“I urge you (not I, but the love of Jesus Christ), only make use of Christian food, and abstain from the foreign plant, which is heresy. These people, while seeming trustworthy, mingle Jesus Christ with themselves like those who produce a deadly drug with honeyed wine, which the ignorant one gladly takes hold of in evil pleasure, to his death.” — Christian Writer and Patriarch of Antioch,.Ignatius of Antioch

 

“Remember who you are. Don't compromise for anyone, for any reason. you are child of the almighty God. Live that truth!”

—Speaker and Author, Lysa Terkeurst

No compromise Christian:

Do NOT seek the approval of man, but seek only to PLEASE THE LORD!

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50 Signs of a No Compromise Christian

 1 – They Do NOT CONFORM To The Things Of This World—Their #1 Goal Is To Be Like Jesus
  2 – They LOVE THE LORD their God with all their Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength
  3 – They Are SEPARATING Themselves From ALL Ungodliness And The Things Of This WORLD
  4 – They Are Walking Down The Narrow Road Of God’s HOLINESS—They Are God’s Holy Remnant
  5 – They Do NOT WATCH WORLDLY (Lustful, Evil..): TV & Movies, Internet Pornography, Computer Games
  6 – They Do NOT LOOK UPON Worldly Magazines & Books From Celebrity Magazines To Pornography…
  7 – They Do NOT COMPROMISE With The World By Listening To WORLDLY MUSIC— TRUE WORSHIPPERS
  8 – They Do NOT LOOK UP TO WORLDLY IDOLS Such As: Singers, Movie Stars, Sports Figures…
  9 – They Do NOT PARTNER UP WITH UNBELIEVERS And Those Who Compromise Their Walk With Jesus
10 – They PURSUE PURE AND GODLY FRIENDSHIPS That Inspire Them To Be More Like Jesus
11 – They Display Christ-likeness In Their THOUGHT-LIFE & ATTITUDES – A Beattitude Attitude
12 – They Are HUMBLE and Have Child-like Faith
13 – They REFUSE LUKEWARMNESS—Having “One Foot In GOD’S WORD, And One Foot In The WORLD”
14 – They Seek To Please The Lord through GOOD DEEDS & HAVING A SERVANT’S HEART
15 – They Know That FINANCIAL GAIN DOES NOT MEAN GODLINESS
16 – They SEEK FIRST God’s Kingdom, NOT Worldly Wealth & Possessions
17 – They’d Rather SUFFER & BE POOR & NOT Compromise With The World Than Be Rich & Famous—Content
18 – They Are GENEROUS & are GIVERS Whether They Are Poor Or Have Much
19 – They Are SURRENDERING ALL To Follow Jesus—They Are “Taking Up Their Cross Daily”
20 – They’ve STOPPED PRACTICING SIN—And When They Do Sin There Is Deep Sorrow
21 – They SPEAK OUT & WARN PEOPLE Of God’s Coming Judgments, And PREACH THE GOSPEL
22 – They SUFFER PERSECUTION & BEATINGS For Standing Up For JESUS
23 – They LOVE and DO GOOD To Fellow Christians
24 – They OBEY GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, HIS WORD, and the LORD JESUS CHRIST
25 – They Are DOERS Of The Word, Not Merely HEARERS— Faith Without WORKS is Dead
26 – They FEAR THE LORD And Turn Away From Evil
27 – They Do NOT Seek The Approval Of Man, But Seek Only To PLEASE THE LORD
28 – They Are NOT HYPOCRITES—Giving God Mere Lip Service
29 – Their WORDS & SPEECH Are ENCOURAGING, EDIFYING, AND WISE—NOT Corrupt
30 – They PRAY FERVENT PRAYERS, And Pray Often With Fellow Believers
31 – They STUDY & TEACH GOD’S WORD & HIS WAYS To Sinners & Believers—Making Disciples
32 – They Are WINNING THEIR BATTLE AGAINST SIN & Keeping the FULL ARMOR OF GOD ON!
33 – They Are READY, WAITING, AND EAGERLY ANTICIPATING The Soon Return Of Jesus Christ
34 – They LOVE GOD’S COMMANDMENTS & HIS WORD, Reading It Daily And Memorizing It
35 – They Make Use Of Every OPPORTUNITY To Do Good & Preach The Gospel – they’re “Fire Snatchers
36 – They PRODUCE MUCH FRUIT For Jesus— They’re PRODUCTIVE with the GOSPEL & Are GODLY
37 – They Are Co-Heirs With Christ: And Share The SUFFERINGS OF JESUS By “Crucifying Their Flesh”
38 – They Understand GOD’S ETERNAL PURPOSES For His HOLY PEOPLE Vs. This Temporal Evil World
39 – They Know They Are Merely Passing Through This World, And Their REAL HOME Is With The Lord
40 – They Do Everything For The GLORY OF GOD
41 – They Do NOT BELIEVE FALSE TEACHINGS & Anything That Is CONTRARY TO GOD’S WORD
42 – They CLEARLY Understand The Gospel & CLEARLY PREACH God’s Word With BOLDNESS
43 – They Let Their LIGHT SHINE—Their FACE & LIFE EXUDES CHRIST
44 – They Put NO CONFIDENCE IN THEIR FLESH – They Are Decreasing & Christ is Increasing
45 – They Have INTEGRITY, HARD WORK, & PURSUE RIGHTEOUSNESS— They do Not Lie, Steal, Cheat
46 – They Are Always VERY THANKFUL TO GOD For His— Kindness, Provisions, Protection, etc
47 – They Are NOT Full of: SELFISH AMBITION, STRIFE, QUARRELING, JEALOUSY— But Are PEACEMAKERS
48 – They Acknowledge & Obey GOD’S WILL For Their Lives
49 – They Are NOT PREJUDICE— They Show NO PARTIALITY TO THE: RICH, POOR, SKIN COLOR, RACE,etc
50 – They do NOT allow the CARES & WORRIES Of This Life to DOMINATE their MIND & CONVERSATIONS

 —  so4j.com  

 

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I'll tell the world, that I'm a christian (Video)
-Song by Baynard L. Fox

I'll tell the world, that I'm a christian,
I'm not ashamed, His name to bear;
I'll tell the world, that I'm a christian,
I'll take Him with me anywhere.


I'll tell the world, how Jesus saved me,
and how He gave me a life brand new;
And I know that if you trust Him,
that all He gave me, He'll give to you.

I'll tell the world, that He's my Saviour,
No other one, could love me so;
My life, my all is His forever,
and where He leads me I will go.

For when He comes, and life is over,
For those who love Him there's more to be;
Eyes have never seen the wonders,
That He's preparing, for you and me

Oh, tell the world, that you're a christian,
Be not ashamed, His name to bear;
Oh tell the world, that you’re a christian,
And take Him with you anywhere.

 

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Avoid compromise at any cost. You will never regret doing what is right and godly!

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Compromise

"A time to love and a time to hate" (Ecclesiastes 3:8).

 

"He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal" (John 12:25).

 

COMPROMISE here has ruined the testimony of many. They once made a fair start, but the fear of man or the love of ease or of social standing or of the approval of kindred or acquaintances has come between them and the Lord. It is a poor exchange, but many a one has made it, and adhered to it to the end. It should break our hearts as we think of it, and make us hate the thought of compromise.

 

Let us trace the way of departure. Family influence is in opposition. Simplicity and faithfulness to Christ are derided, a name or reproach is given to true Christians; and the soul, because not abiding in Christ, is caught in the snare. Fearful of reproach or discomfort, the soul gives way and steers a middle course henceforth. Men call it moderation and wisdom, but the soul has been damaged and is adrift. God is merciful, but the Word and communion with God and with His people are less and less enjoyed, and trials and chastenings are too much for the heart. The peaceable fruits of righteousness do not follow. A sad witness for Christ! Such bear witness in their family and in the world that godliness is but a name, not a reality; or if not altogether so, still the course is vacillating and the heart not at rest, and the testimony correspondingly marred.

 

The fear of man is, however, closely connected with our love of the world in some form. We are unweaned in some way when the fear of God is displaced by the fear of man and Satan has power with us. The pride of life--how weak our hearts that it should ever ensnare us! Ought not a glance at the life of the Lord make us ashamed? What pure joy is lost by love of social standing; how withering to the soul is such a preference and such an atmosphere. Self-love and idolatry are thrusting Christ from the heart. In such cases there is also this grave danger--that of the hardening of the heart by the continuance of religious forms and outward service and utterances. But either way the soul has made an evil choice, and has turned from the narrow way. Jesus is still knocking at the door, standing there, but He has been left outside--abandoned for Herod's feast. Friendship with the world is enmity against God.

 

Commonly in the Church today members of a family who are Christians are so in accord with the world that their witness gives little or no trouble to those of the same house who make no profession of faith. Indeed, a plain witness for God these Christians would themselves oppose, as the men of Judah opposed Samson for fear of the Philistines--"Knowest thou not that the Philistines rule over us?" (Judges 15:11). A shameful admission, but a fact.

 

But this peace with the world is not Christianity. "Think not I am come to send peace on earth. I came not to send peace, but a sword." Therefore, the trouble Samson made was of the same kind the Lord Himself made in this world, and that every faithful Christian makes wherever found. "For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he that taketh not his cross and followeth after Me is not worthy of Me. He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it" (Matthew 10:34-39).

 

Christian, let no one come between the soul and Christ, and let nothing turn you aside from the cross. Christ has redeemed you by His blood, and has given you the Holy Spirit. By this great redemption you are separated to God from all worldly friendships and alliances and purposes. Christ has joined you to Himself forever, and He has joined you to His people; for we are members of His Body and members one of another. His sheep can never perish (John 10:27,28). Let that encourage the heart to rise up and follow Him. He loves His own and loves them to the end (John 13:1). Hence He washes their feet, cleanses away defilements; for if He washes us not we have no part with Him. So He restores our souls, never forsaking us.

 

Let us flee, then, from half-heartedness and world-bordering and compromise, in the family, in business, in the inward exercises of the soul. As Christ has died for us, let us live for Him (2 Cor. 5:15), and we shall realize the word, "If God be for us, who can be against us?" "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ... Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us." In all these things. In the midst of your fiery trials, Christian, "more than conquerors" through Him who loves you. With such a word, may we let go all carnal seeking and carnal shrinking, and go forth upon the water to Him. Go forth to Him without the camp, hearing His reproach. Let us boldly take faith's reckoning from Rom. 8:18: "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us."

 

"By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went ... Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceiver seed. ... Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude and as the sand which is by the seashore innumerable. These all ... confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country; and truly if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly; wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He hath prepared for them a city" (Hebrews 11:8-16).— E.S.L.

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Alone 

It is human to stand with the crowd;

it is divine to stand alone.

It is man-like to follow the people, to drift with the tide;

it is God-like to follow a principle, to stem the tide.

It is natural to compromise conscience and follow the social and religious fashion for the sake of gain or pleasure;

it is divine to sacrifice both on the altar of truth and duty.

"No man stood with me, but all men forsook me," wrote the battle-scarred apostle Paul in describing his first appearance before Nero to answer for his life, for believing and teaching contrary to the Roman world.

Truth has been out of fashion since man changed his robe of fadeless light for a garment of faded leaves.

Noah built and voyaged alone. His neighbors laughed at his strangeness and perished in style.

Abraham wandered and worshipped alone.

Sodomites smiled at the simple shepherd, followed the fashion, and fed the flames.

Daniel dined and prayed alone. Elijah sacrificed and witnessed alone. Jeremiah prophesied and wept alone.

Jesus loved and died alone. And of the lonely way His disciples should walk He said: "Strait is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it" (Matt. 7:13,14).

Of their treatment by the many who walk in the broad way, He said: "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, therefore the world hateth you" (John 15:14).

Multitudes now, both in the church and the world, applaud the courage and fortitude of the patriarchs and prophets, the apostles and martyrs, but condemn as stubbornness or foolishness like faithfulness to truth today.

Wanted today: men and women, young and old, who will obey their convictions of truth and duty at the cost of fortunes and friends and life itself. — Selected

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Public Confession

During WWI one of my predecessors at Tenth Presbyterian Church, Donald Grey Barnhouse, led the son of a prominent American family to the Lord.  He was in the service, but he showed the reality of his conversion by immediately professing Christ before the soldiers of his military company.  The war ended.  The day came when he was to return to his pre-war life in the wealthy suburb of a large American city.  He talked to Barnhouse about life with his family and expressed fear that he might soon slip back into his old habits.  He was afraid that love for parents, brothers, sisters, and friends might turn him from following after Jesus Christ.

 

Barnhouse told him that if he was careful to make public confession of his faith in Christ, he would not have to worry. He would not have to give improper friends up.  They would give him up.  As a result of this conversation the young man agreed to tell the first ten people of his old set whom he encountered that he had become a Christian.

 

The soldier went home.  Almost immediately—in fact, while he was still on the platform of the suburban station at the end of his return trip—he met a girl whom he had known socially.  She was delighted to see him and asked how he was doing. He told her, "The greatest thing that could possibly happen to me has happened."

 

"You're engaged to be married," she exclaimed.

 

"No," he told her. "It's even better than that. I've taken the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior."

 

The girls' expression froze.  She mumbled a few polite words and went on her way.  A short time later the new Christian met a young man whom he had known before going into the service.  "It's good to see you back," he declared.  "We'll have some great parties now that you've returned." "I've just become a Christian," the soldier said.  He was thinking,  That's two!  Again it was a case of a frozen smile and a quick change of conversation.

After this the same circumstances were repeated with a young couple and with two more old friends.  By this time word had got around, and soon some of his friends stopped seeing him.  He had become peculiar, religious, and—who knows!—they may even have called him crazy!  What had he done?  Nothing but confess Christ.  The same confession that had aligned him with Christ had separated him from those who did not want Jesus Christ as Savior and who, in fact, did not even want to hear about Him.Christ's Call To Discipleship, J.M. Boice

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Movie Rights - Compromise

Back in 1931, Irving Thalberg of MGM decided he wanted to buy the film rights to Tarzan, written by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  So Thalberg sent Sam Marx to negotiate with Burroughs, telling Marx not to spend more than $100,000, an extraordinarily large sum in those days.  Marx contacted Burroughs and asked how much he wanted for the film rights. "$100,000," said Burroughs. When Marx offered him $25,000, Burroughs walked out of the meeting.  However, Marx and Burroughs continued to negotiate throughout the summer.  Burroughs eventually settled for $40,000.  After signing the contract, Burroughs admitted that he had wanted MGM and Thalberg to make the picture so badly, they could have had it for nothing if they had insisted. "Mr. Burroughs," replied Marx, "If you had held out, you would have gotten $100,000!"

Lack of Opposition - Compromise

Joseph Lewis Preston, of the Free Thinkers of America, told an Associated Press reporter, "Organized interest in atheism has lagged because the opposition isn't as strong as it used to be.  There has been considerable liberalizing of religion and the lines of conflict aren't nearly as strong." Charles Smith, president of the American Association for the Advancement of Atheism, reported that the lack of opposition was the cause of the decline of atheism.  "We don't have the old repressive religion that stimulates atheism, and they don't preach hell-fire and Jonah in the whale anymore. They go in for this cheer-them-up religion.  That's not the old-time religion.  It may be that this new sort is not so bad but they don't let it interfere with their lives.  They spent more time in the old days pleasing God.  Now they try to please their fellow men."—Excerpt from Back to Bethel by J. Vernon McGee

Compromise Of A Secret Agent

 

Agent Thomas met with another undercover operative in a coffee house in a foreign country.  They discussed plans for the upcoming mission that was of the highest national security for the United States.  As they conversed, Thomas bluntly asked the other agent, "Does any one at all suspect that you are one of our operatives?" "I have told no one of my reason for being here," explained the other man.  "Have you talked to anyone in the agency recently about our mission?" asked Thomas.  "I spoke to no one, except Agent Smith," confided the undercover agent.  "I had a phone conversation with him last week."  Thomas' face grew grim.  "We will have to cancel this mission right way and get you out of the country immediately.  We have just discovered that Smith is a double agent.  By that one phone call you have compromised your position and you are no longer of any use here!"  "If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work."  2 Timothy 2:21 

Dear Friend, are you bordering on compromise?  Will your words or deeds make you unfit for God's purposes?  Think about your behavior. You might not see too much harm in what you are doing, but it might disqualify you from serving the Lord.  Strive to keep your life above reproach.  Be fit to be a 'bond-servant' to your Royal Majesty.

Saying, "yes" to God means saying "no" to things which offend his holiness. — A. Derham

Don't Compromise Even 1%

 

Example: What you'd get if 99% were good enough:

 

                                                           No phone service for 15 minutes each day.

                                                           1.7 million pieces of first class mail lost each day.

35,000 newborn babies dropped by doctors or nurses each year.

                                                           200,000 people getting the wrong drug prescriptions each year.

                                                           Unsafe drinking water three days a year.

                                                           Three misspelled words on the average page of type.

                                                           2 million people would die from food poisoning each year.

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How Does Compromise Occur?

Sherman and Hendricks have a seven-step process that, if left unrecognized, could lead to moral compromise:

 

1.  A failure to commit ahead of time to do the right thing.

2.  Underestimating evil and flirting with dangerous temptations, thus being exposed to far more powerful evils.

3.  A failure to recognize the numerous forms of compromise lurking at every corner of life.

4.  A failure to recognize the smooth flatteries and enticing fantasies of temptations.  For example, overstating expenses on your expense report.  After all, you company has a large budget and you’ve been a loyal employee who works overtime.

5.  Succumbing to slick rationalizations.  I have a Christian acquaintance who is proud of the fact that through the process of bartering he can avoid paying additional income tax, even though this is illegal.

6.  A sudden, deliberate choice to give in to sin.

7.  A failure to consider the costly consequences of sin. New Man

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The World Needs Men …

who cannot be bought;

whose word is their bond;

who put character above wealth;

who possess opinions and a will;

who are larger than their vocations;

who do not hesitate to take chances;

who will not lose their individuality in a crowd;

who will be as honest in small things as in great things;

who will make no compromise with wrong;

whose ambitions are not confined to their own selfish desires;

who will not say they do it " because everybody else does it";

who are true to their friends through good report and evil report, in adversity as well as in prosperity;

who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning, and hardheadedness are the best qualities for winning success;

who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth when it is unpopular;

who can say "no" with emphasis, although all the rest of the world says "yes."

Charles Swindoll, Living Above the Level of Mediocrity

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Why Can't I Be Happy?

 

The world is filled with so many unhappy people. Why? Has society let them down? Is happiness an impossible goal? Has God failed them?

There's no question that society has failed to meet our needs--it hasn't even given us believable answers to why we are here and how to fulfil the true purpose of our existence. After all, they try to tell us in school that there is no God and that we evolved from some "primordial soup." I knew better and so do you.

 

When I was young, I longed to be truly loved and accepted. So I searched for this from religion, family, friends, and classmates. I was soon disappointed, so next I compromised my values and conscience by joining in with all the juicers, drug users, and the immoral for acceptance. I found out that I had friends as long as I was providing the booze and laughs, though all the while I was slowly destroying my mind and body.

 

Lots of people wanted me to walk the "straight and narrow" but many of them were so hypocritical that I didn't trust them. Running after riches, success, immoral sex, fame, and rock and roll kept me busy, but left me unsatisfied. They just acted like a temporary anesthesia for the deep pain that lingered in my empty, longing soul. Pleasure did not bring contentment.

 

Yes, I tried almost everything a young person could try, and came up empty and lonely. I turned to a hypnotist for mind control to escape reality by pretending that everything was ok. It did not work; my conscience was still saying that something was not right. Then I wanted drugs and alcohol to medicate myself to forget the pain of being lonely, and the shame and guilt of my sins. I was really bad in relationships and longed for true intimacy, but found that being real was too painful for me. False intimacies were so much easier and less painful, but also never satisfied.

 

Dear reader, does any of this ring a bell? If so, let me tell you clearly that there is an answer to "Why can't I be happy?" Years ago I asked a Christian man this question and the answer he gave me--the answer I'm going to give you--came as a surprise. He took me to mankind's "owner's manual"--the Bible, where it says that God "satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness" (Psalm 107:9).

 

God, our Creator, has designed us and knows our needs and problems. He has given each of us the freedom to either love and obey Him or to turn away from Him. Sadly, we all have chosen to sin, to rebel against His commands, and the result is physical and spiritual death (Genesis 2:17). Spiritual death ultimately brings separation from God forever, away from the only source of everlasting love. In order to have joy and peace, we must be reconciled to God! God has done His part: "God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). Jesus Christ suffered the death penalty for you when He died on the cross in your place and mine. He rose from the dead the third day, and is now alive forever (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

 

He asks you to come to Him. "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28). God did not let you down. He has cleared the way for you to come to Him. He offers you love, acceptance, forgiveness, peace, and eternal, joyous life with Him.

 

I tried all the other ways; maybe you have, too. But now it is time for you to fulfil your purpose and begin a loving, eternal relationship with God by seeing your need of Jesus and trusting Him to forgive all of your sins. When you do this, you will be spiritually "born again," and begin to experience "life more abundantly" (John 3; 10:10; 15:11). For the first time, you will also be equipped for true happiness and satisfaction, which come from knowing and following God--from aligning your will with His (Psalm 16:11; 144:15).

 

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13). The word call means to appeal to Him. You do the calling and He will do the saving. Eternal life is free, a gift from God through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23).— Gary Pace

 

 

 

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Testimonies

TWO FRIENDS

 

"...Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan (Sodom and Gomorrah )...

Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom."

 -Genesis 13:10-12

 

For many years, I have known two good men: Jim and Jerry. They were very good friends. Both attended the same Sunday school and Christian school. Later, Jim graduated from a liberal Christian college that compromised in many areas. Jerry graduated from a conservative Christian college that did not compromise with the Word of God. After graduation, both men lived in the same town and started families.

 

Jim took his family to a large church that compromised with the Word of God using worldly music and unscriptural programs to attract young people to the church. It only took a short time for Jim to become lukewarm and stop serving the Lord. His children also turned very worldly and did not even respect their own parents. 

 

Jerry, on the other hand, chose to go to a smaller church that did not compromise with the Word of God and always used godly music. The church had a Christian school and soul-winning program. Jerry and all his family were involved in the work of God. Jerry's children graduated from the Christian school. Most of them went on to good Christian colleges and now serve the Lord full-time. Even his children that graduated from public universities continued to serve and be on fire for the Lord. All of Jerry's kids have respectful positions in the community and beautiful families. They also love, respect, and take care of their parents, who are now in their old age. Even the kids that live out of town take two weeks off every year from their jobs to take care of the needs of the elderly parents and their property.

Are you being tempted to compromise your faith or morals? Do not give in. Do what is right as Jerry did. God calls His children to walk the highway of holiness. You and your family's spiritual future depends on the tough choices you make today. Maybe you will need to make some sacrifices, but you will never regret doing what is right. Be wise like Jerry. Today, Jim regrets the unwise decisions he made, which all started a long time ago when he chose the wrong college and church.Ted Matamis

We always lose out when we try to compromise with sin.

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Kneeling to Pray

 

A young man enlisted, and was sent to his regiment.  The first night he was in the barracks with about fifteen other young men, who passed the time playing cards and gambling.  Before retiring, he fell on his knees and prayed, and they began to curse him and jeer at him and throw boots at him.  So it went on the next night and the next, and finally the young man went and told the chaplain what had taken place, and asked what he should do.

"Well," said the chaplain, "you are not at home now, and the other men have just as much right to the barracks as you have. It makes them mad to hear you pray, and the Lord will hear you just as well if you say your prayers in bed and don't provoke them."

For weeks after the chaplain did not see the young man again, but one day he met him, and asked —"By the way, did you take my advice?" "I did, for two or three nights." "How did it work?" "Well," said the young man, "I felt like a whipped hound and the third night I got out of bed, knelt down and prayed." "Well," asked the chaplain, "How did that work?" The young soldier answered: "We have a prayer meeting there now every night, and three have been converted, and we are praying for the rest."

 

Oh, dear friends, I am so tired of weak Christianity.  Let us be out and out for Christ; let us give no uncertain sound.  If the world wants to call us fools, let them to it.  It is only a little while; the crowning day is coming.  Thank God for the privilege we have of confessing Christ.

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Live, Love, Laugh!

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine"

(Proverbs 17:22)

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Compromise: The Man and His Two Wives

— Aesop's Fables.


In the old days, when men were allowed to have many wives, a middle-aged Man had one wife that was old and one that was young; each loved him very much, and desired to see him like herself.

Now the Man's hair was turning gray, which the young Wife did not like, as it made him look too old for her husband. So every night she used to comb his hair and pick out the white ones. But the elder Wife saw her husband growing gray with great pleasure, for she did not like to be mistaken for his mother. So every morning she used to arrange his hair and pick out as many of the black ones as she could. The consequence was the Man soon found himself entirely bald.

Yield to all and you will soon have nothing to yield.  How much better it is to remain true to the Lord Jesus Christ!

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           No Compromise,  No Regrets!               No Compromise,  No Regrets!               No Compromise,  No Regrets!                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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