Let There Be No Compromise!

American statesman and orator, Henry Clay, was well-known as “the Great Compromiser” in American history. It’s sad to say, but it seems that some members of the Lord’s church want to emulate him in spiritual matters.

Jesus makes it clear in Matthew 6:24; Matthew 7:13-14; Matthew 12:30, that being a compromiser will not suffice in Christianity. We are either for the Lord, or we are against Him — there can be no middle-ground and no fence sitters. Members who fail to take a stand lest they “offend” others, are already offensive to the Savior (Galations 1:10).

Glorified popularity contests belong in the political arena — not in the Lord’s church (John 11:45-48; cf. Luke 6:26; John 15:19; 1 John 4:1-6).

As soldiers of Christ, we must faithfully wield the sword of the Spirit, ever ready to slay the dragons of error and evil (1 Timothy 1:18-19; Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12). Our spiritual armor and weaponry that God has provided us (Ephesians 6:10-18), are designed to overwhelm any of Satan’s crafty schemes (2 Corinthians 10:3-5; 2 Corinthians 2:11).

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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